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2017 - Ongoing
Brand Strategy
Creative Direction
Identity Development
Lotte van Raalte
Emmanuelle Bastiaenssen
Ruud van Doorn
Barnabe Fillion

Straightforward Skincare

Compendium is a lifestyle brand which brings a curated edit of skincare essentials, obtained from nature's most powerful terroirs. Everything started in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco where they have family ground.

Curators of culture

Their ambition to build a luxury brand from remote areas around the world was a great starting point for our naming process. A Compendium as a collection of things that have been gathered together and presented as a group. To support their vision of sourcing different territories around the world and make beautiful products out of it, our aim was to find a clear system to give meaning to their carefully curated edit.

Collection of origins

In ‘Collection of Origins’ abbreviated as c/o we found the ideal solution to highlight the different territories to the forefront of communication. This helped Compendium to cross borders. Not only in the experience of beauty rituals, but also in translating its cultural formulation, celebrating origins, diversity and idiosyncrasies.

Beautiful imperfections

We centered the aesthetic approach around the beauty of aging, translating natures own aesthetics into modern statements. To create this beautiful contrast we’ve kept the identity as clean as possible, giving as optimal space to breath. Compendium will launch April 2020.

Contaínr Affaìrs helped us to translate our vision into a striking visual strategy, brand identity and packaging design. They have the gift to raise simplicity into something timeless.
Jerome Severin — Co-founder

A strategy driven agency championing food, beverage and hospitality industries


We interweave brand strategy, branding and spatial surroundings into multidimensional statements. By triggering business ambitions and visual aesthetics in equal measures, we enable boutique brands and multinationals to take the lead in this ever-evolving landscape. Since 2001 we have focused on the premium food, beverage and hospitality industry, creating from bottle designs to brand names, bars, books, boutique hotels and everything in between. These insights and experiences drawn us into innovation- related industries, which now have become a second nature to us.


Creative Direction · Packaging · Scenography · Spatial Design · Branding · Digital · Identity Development · Concepting · Art Direction · Brand Strategy · Web development

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Contaínr Affaìrs
Goudsesingel 208
3011 KD Rotterdam
The Netherlands
+31 10 42 54 997