Type design

kreon

kreon

The design of the kreon collection bears witness to a thought process in which each lighting solution is reduced to the bare essentials. This search for the purest of objects, for the benefit of architecture, demands a deep insight into the intrinsic value and alignment of our various architectural forms. However varied the architecture around us may appear, everything can — theoretically speaking — be reduced to a number of basic forms. Indeed, kreon considers its light fittings to be objects in which each element is evolved from its purest form. A similar approach has been adopted in the creation of our ‘kreon’ house font. 


The design — In collaboration with typedesigner Fred Smeijers (OurType) — is based on simple geometric forms (circles, squares and triangles), in which every surplus detail has been removed in an effort to focus on simplicity. A geometric font to suit kreon’s philosophy and ideas. 

Fred Smeijers viewing the kreon type specimens at Catapult
Glyphs kreon bold, kreon regular and kreon light
 

Type design

Zoniënwoud

Zoniënwoud