Branding
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
When new owners took over this luxury resort, we were asked to develop an entirely new brand identity and system based on the name Gili Lankanfushi. Lankanfushi is the island's name in Dhivehi, the Maldivian native language.

The next six months were spent developing the brand identity, design and art direction of their marketing collaterals, and photography style for the six-star resort in the Maldives. Advocating sustainable luxury, the island resort has its own water treatment facility and organic vegetable farm which supplies most of its kitchen’s produce.

Inspired by the sights and textures around the resort, we developed a set of secondary graphics to add interest and depth to the collaterals. Keeping to warm and earthy hues, we also retained the star as an integral part of the logo as the starfish is a recurring motif throughout the grounds. Preferring a honest, see-it-as-it-is photography style that would reflect the resort’s sustainable ethos, most of the shots were taken in natural light without extensive art direction, production planning and crew. Photos were eventually compiled into a visual diary which guests can keep as a memento of their stay.

A wise man once said, the difference is in the details.
We think the difference is having the balls to do it.

Bureau is a design studio that provides businesses and brands with a creative hand and a solid sack of ideas. We believe in stretching the boundaries of graphic design, while maintaining a strong commitment to artistry and quality in every work that we do.

Occasionally we experiment with other design forms such as furniture, spatial, and product design. Traditional techniques like letterpress and silkscreen printing get us excited as well.

We sometimes get mistaken for a book shop. Or Nana & Bird. But that’s okay, because we're friendly, unless you owe us money, of which is the entire reason why we have a rack of guns in the studio.

We love partnering with our clients.

  • 3 Inch Sin
  • 33ThirtyThree
  • Admira
  • Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa
  • Concorde Hotels & Resorts
  • Discovery Network Asia
  • Fliq
  • Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
  • Hotel Properties Limited
  • HPL Hotels & Resorts
  • Iskandar Jalil
  • Keppel Corporation
  • Lamitak
  • Lend Lease
  • Levis Strauss Asia Pacific
  • Mudian Crafted
  • XTRA Design
  • The Necessary Stage
  • OCBC
  • Outpost 903 Gastrobar
  • Philip Morris
  • RJ Paper
  • Singapore Tourism Board
  • Singapore Art Museum
  • SFIC (Singapore Furniture Industries Council)
  • Wing Tai Holdings
  • Tanuki Raw Bar & Restaurant
Kai Yeo
Partner / Creative Director
“I think, will I want this logo tattooed on myself?”

A true artisan known for his keen attention to detail and relentless pursuit of perfection, Kai started his design career at Asylum, which saw the work that he helmed critically acclaimed by the likes of the ONE Show, Creative Circle Awards, Communication Arts and D&AD. / He also served as Design Director at 10AM Communications, working with clients like ION Orchard and Creative Technology. / He has shared his passion for design at various platforms, including the Crowbar Awards and The Design Society Conference as speaker and member of the jury. / He still prefers being in front of his Mac OS 10.4. / Amazingly, he also still designs using an outdated version of Macromedia FreeHand. On weekends, you can find him in the jungle.
Edmund Seet
Partner / Design Strategist
“It’s all about tactility, guys. Foreplay.”

A creative strategist with a heavyweight branding and advertising background, Edmund has held regional positions at leading global agencies, from FutureBrand, to Design Director at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, to Regional Head of Art at Lowe and Partners Worldwide. / His contributions and roles have led his teams through campaigns for global clients such as Unilever, Diageo, Coca Cola and Levi’s. / He now steers our team through sheer grit, peppered with colourful Hokkien phrases, and daily sage-like quotes of wisdom.

Get in touch.

Pop by our studio if you’re in the neighbourhood. We’re located right in the heart of Tiong Bahru, sharing a space with Nana & Bird. That’s our entrance, the glass door with the “b.” on it, right across from Plain Vanilla Bakery. Spot the gun rack.

79 Chay Yan Street
Unit 01-02
Singapore 160079
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Call us: 65 6220 7318
Email us: info(at)thebureau.com.sg

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