Hotel Nest – Branding & Website DesignBranding, Illustration, Website Design & Development
Whimsical Digital Experience
Three years after opening, Hotel Nest had established itself as a social hub of Melbourneʼs south side and they wanted their website to reflect the evolution and vitality of the venue. We created a whimsical and surreal experience that echoes the delightful spaces of the hotel.
The new website features incredible functionality with a custom-built content management system allowing control of online bookings, purchasing, enquiries and SMS notifications to members. We created specialised functions for the website that allow users to interact with the ‘spaces suggestion feature’ when organising their event. Users can also send private postcards and set up private events with personalised invitations to friends.
Hand Crafted Digital Experiences
The website blends form and function, combining a highly functional website with tactile collages and quirky illustrations, inviting the user to explore Hotel Nest and experience the venue in a different way. The hand-crafted illustrations creat a surreal world for Hotel Nest, the illustrations were conceptually based on ‘The World of Nest’. We created fantasy creatures and whimsical scenes where English gentlemen ride goats while drinking beer, ladies fly on birds, and teacup clouds grow mushrooms.
Our work for Hotel Nest has been featured internationally and gained attention in the Australian creative arena.Desktop Magazine and Australian Creative have both featured the new website for Hotel Nest. Our illustrations for Hotel Nest were shortlisted for the 2011 Australian Create Design Awards.