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Having opened their doors in 1975 as a curtain retailer, the company has expanded over the years into 3 different sectors from the hotel industry to bed manufacturing. The Contessa Group reached out to discuss their branding, from modernising old logos to creating new marketing material. They needed new websites, videos and photography to keep the group consistent throughout. We have worked with Contessa over the last year to support the re-branding of their businesses and it has been an absolute pleasure. We can't rate them highly enough. Please check them out. Links below. 


Branding Design 

Graphics Design 

Website Design




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Over the past year we have worked with Nuby on 8 product launches. These releases consisted of video work for each product to distribute throughout the website and social media campaigns. Like all product launches, Nuby needed a fast turnaround to fit into their campaign structure. With each unit available to play with the team got to work. 


Having acquired Top Brass in 2005 to work alongside Contessa Contracts and Contessa Curtains, the move opened the group to a few problems. While diversity is great the team wanted to be seen as one structure of businesses. Top Brass for Accor Hotels, Contessa Curtains for the retail store and Contessa Contracts for business contracts in beds, sofas, mattresses etc. To do this they needed to unify the businesses under one name - The Contessa Group. 

We looked to design a logo style which would sync all the businesses together but also enable them to operate in-dependably within their own sectors. We took the original logo and updated the style into a modern, simple and creative design to match their field of luxury, bespoke furniture. We broke this design down into 3 logos to correspond to each sector of the group.







With the new logo and colour style underway, we were asked to create new branding material to match the logo design. We went on to create new personalised business cards for each member of the team, alongside letterheads, email signatures, and more. 


Once completed we created new marketing material for the Group to use with future prospects. From Top Brass' Covid-19 range to Contessa Contracts Sofa Bed Catalogue. We created over 15 brochures each one containing bespoke designs, alongside a variety of other pieces from instructional manuals to information sheets. 



Out of 3 different businesses that make up the Contessa Group only Contessa Curtains had a live website, which was very outdated. This was a prime opportunity to renew their online portfolio with their new branding and create a platform for each business independently. 

We created a clean, professional website for Top Brass and Contessa Contracts highlighting their history, services and contact details for future leads to get to know the business. We have also started to introduce a store outlining the Covid - 19 range they have launched to help combat the virus in the hospitality industry. The website has been perfect for acting as a online "homebase" to drive traffic to from online platforms, such as social media. Throughout the pandemic websites have been essential, they are a key element in today's business. Click the icons to visit the websites in mention.



For the marketing material and graphics work Contessa needed various different photography shoots. Product photos of the sofa beds, location shoots for the case studies and on-location photography to better build the brand and let the audience in on what it means to shop with the Contessa Group. The team got to work.


With Top Brass supplying ACCOR Hotels, contracts supplying to local Universities, councils and retail chains and Contessa Curtains supplying to the local public, you can imagine how many products we have photographed. We have covered products of all shapes and sizes and each one always presents a challenge. Take the Duplo sofa bed for example, flying pillows are always good idea right? 



Location shoots are usually our favourite photography projects. They are a great way to get into a business and understand what they are all about. We get to meet the team, learn the process and understand what it means to support the growth of the company. Throughout the year we have recorded each part of the Contessa process and we have loved every second.


With big contracts comes big work. Throughout our time working with Contessa, we have recorded numerous case studies for their portfolio. These interior photos were taken in a London Hotel where Top Brass designed and installed the blinds throughout the restaurant space. Check their websites for more or reach out to see their portfolio of work.



With Video taking over mainstream media its impossible to ignore it. The Contessa Group are capitalising on it. For social media marketing to email campaigns, video can be made on any budget. Whether its a "get to know us" kind of video or a product promotion, any business can profit with video in their arsenal.

We loved working on this video for Top Brass' Tunbridge Sofa Bed. Its great what can be achieved with a small budget and a lot of creativity... and a green screen! Bartek did a great job on this solo shoot! Fantastic performance from Sally the Snail too.

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