Socrates are delighted to announce that Jonah Swabey has joined the company. With significant qualifications in both design and marketing, Jonah will be working alongside Head of Production, Bambi Montgomery, to manage the studio and take responsibility for traffic management.
Blackstone have appointed Socrates to develop a full CMS responsive website for their office investment, Lacon House. The building which expands over eleven floors, including a roof terrace and health and fitness suite, totals to 215,000 sq ft of exceptional office space and will be available from Q1 2016.
Socrates have extended their offices at Stephendale Yard, adding meetings rooms and increased design studio facilities into the adjoining building that became available earlier in the year. This has allowed for a dedicated studio, administration offices and allows for the imminent arrival of the QLDG design and account management team from France.
Orion Capital, the company behind the Canaletto residential development above the City of London, commissioned Socrates to develop the next phase of the advertising campaign based on the theme of pictures and masterpiece. The photography was taken by Elizabeth Gibson at studios in west London.
Socrates have been commissioned by Sir John Beckwith’s Pacific Investments to develop a piece of literature illustrating the Group’s residential, hotel and leisure experience over the last 40 years across the globe. Activity has included apartments in London’s Knightsbridge, hotels in Paris, San Diego and Atlanta , residential towers in Hong Kong and remarkable individual homes in the Far East, France and the UK.
Socrates was appointed by fund management group Melford Capital to develop a name, brand and visual language for a substantial new mixed-use redevelopment in the town centre close to London’s Heathrow Airport. Informed by the local history of the town and its relationship to the signing of the Magna Carta, the new Charter Square combines a nod to history whilst embracing the future.
Socrates was responsible for developing a series of films for the residential elements at the vast King’s Cross development, particularly focusing on the architects and architecture, the lifestyle and the refurbishment work being undertaken to the area’s iconic gasholder frames.
Socrates were commissioned by Blackstone, Savills, CBRE and DTRE to create a dedicated website to profile the unique working environment at Chiswick Park.Designed to promote availability, the website is fully responsive and designed to maximise the display of imagery and film.
Socrates was asked to create a series of window displays for a number of retail units available on King’s Boulevard at King’s Cross. Installations were developed using LED stick lights and neon painted mannequins that engaged visually at all times of day and night and that caught the imagination of social media.
Socrates was asked by the development group responsible for the substantial King’s Cross regeneration to create a brand and visual language for their extraordinary new residential project within the three gasholder frames beside the Regent’s Canal. This followed Socrates’ work on the neighbouring Plimsoll Building, Tapestry and ArtHouse commissions at King’s Cross.
A client based in St Petersburg in Russia commissioned Socrates to create an international real estate brand for a new mixed use development group. With a development portfolio predominantly in Russia, the brand had to allow for the company to expand overseas should the opportunities allow in the future.
Specialist residential real estate consultants Say Property, commissioned Socrates to develop a new brand for the company and corresponding literature and online collateral. A strong and articulate typographic solution was conceived with a strong colour statement capable of easy translation internally.
Socrates was commissioned to design a brochure articulating the retail opportunity within the new King’s Cross district. It adopted a large format, loose-leaf approach combining bespoke typefaces, bright colours and highly stylised black and white photography. The brochure was released at the international property retail expo MAPIC in Cannes.
Socrates was asked to create a bespoke building wrap to cover the German Gymnasium during its restoration and refurbishment phase before opening as a new restaurant venue for D&D London. Illustrator Gregori Saavedra was subsequently commissioned to create a single huge mixed media B&W illustration that caught the spirit of the area and as the entrance to the district