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THE ESSENTIAL NOTEBOOKS

These are a close notebooks, carefully made so as to acompany us wherever we go and so that we can use it to take notes, either professional or personal, even writing on it the most private thoughts. What's more, it is respectful with the environment. You can use it however you want: as a notebook, a sketchbook, a travel journal, a field notebook, to write the last will, autographs, your adventures ...

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THE BEST FRIENDS OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

n this last decade, a multitude of proposals, such as hardware or software, have burst strongly into the market and, therefore, in our daily life. Such proposals assist us in organizing efficiently our professional projects.

Hardware: Computers are increasingly lighter and movable. Tablets, notebooks and Smartphones let us bring the office along.

Software: There are plenty of applications to organize projects and lists of tasks with calendars, meeting dates, interviews…

So, traditional agendas, which.... are thick and heavy with rings or thick spine with address book with holidays, saints, lunar datum… with maps or time zone...  are not so necessary anymore, as we can easily look up all these additional details in our mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Our success has been:

1.   The belief that hand writing is not going to disappear, as there will always be this moment in which one prefers, for several reasons, to take notes by hand, using a pen, a fountain pen or even a pencil; writing and wiping it off.

2.  The understanding that we had to “clean” the agendas and notebooks of contents and only leave what was strictly necessary to write: Blank space!

3. The understanding that there are moments in which people and professionals need to visualize, express and even “feel the time”, as well as plan the topic or project in which they are working.

4. The understanding that teamworks that share projects have also moments in which they prefer to share the project development in a visual way and “feel the time”. Moreover, they might also prefer to write or take notes in big panels on the wall for every one to see instead of doing it in a screen.

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OCTÀGON DESIGN AT MAISON&OBJET 2015

Octàgon Design has participated as an exhibitor at the recent edition of Maison Objet Paris, from 23rd to 27th January 2015, in Hall 6 "Accessoires Maison." 

We had the opportunity to present our new products to customers and visitors. Thanks for visiting us.

We are very pleased for the success achieved. We will be there again in the next edition!

CUBE, the new collection is coming!

CUBE, an elegant and colorful collection of pencil holder made of solid wood. It is also finished in a natural way that conveys warmth in both touch and sight  

We will present it in late January at Maison & Objet Paris.

Can’t wait to have them? Be patient! We will announce the start of the sales only a few days after the fair. So ... pay close attention to the news coming soon in this blog.

  • Pencil holder of geometric shapes

  • Available in 8 different shapes

  • Made of solid natural wood

  • Finished in natural touch

Octàgon Design, recognised at the Design Management Europe Award 2014

Octàgon Design was recognised during the ceremony of the Design Management Awards Award 2014 celebrated on the 20th of November in St. Etienne (France). The award ceremony took place at the Cité du Design Centre in St.Etienne.

Octàgon Design got an Honourable Mention as ‘Best management of design in a micro-size company’.

The DME Award competition is the first of its kind to award the management contribution of successful design, and provides a review of the current state of the art of design management for managers, designers and researchers to learn from. The DME Awards have already been referred to as the 'Oscars for design management', being recognition of excellent quality and successful design management.

Entering the DME requires the submission of a poster that summarises each organisations approach to managing design that is then assessed by independent experts. This year’s judges were Carole Bilson, President of the Design Management Institute (USA); Les Wynn, Head of the European Experience Design Team at HCL (UK) and Roel Stavorinus, an experienced design management consultant who’s clients have included several previous DME Award and a Red Dot winners (Netherland).

Octàgon Design join a prestigious group of Spanish winners and Honourable Mentions recognised at international level during the last years, such as Marset, Cricursa, Camper, Gandia Blasco, Roca, Chocolat Factory, Metalarte, Escuela de Arte Superior de Diseño de Logroño, Figueras International Seating, Estiluz, Lékué, nanimarquina and Teixidors among others.  

BCD Barcelona Design Centre is the Spanish partner of the Design Management Europe Award, which aims to recognise European businesses and organisations who successfully integrate design in their management, processes and strategy.

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PUZZLING DISCOVERY
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They said that Albert Einstein was a man ahead of his time and today we could prove it. We have come across a photo where he is seen smoking a pipe and with a "HORIZONTAL CALENDAR" on the table, sixty - four years before its existence. Surprised by this finding, we just can shrug our shoulders as a sign of uncertainty and, again, we give him credit right when he reminds us that time is relative.