Identity design for Asterisk - The live-in gallery
" “Asterisk” means small star in ancient Greek. An asterisk (*) is the symbol that points towards a footnote in the text. Footnotes – not the dreadful referencing kind – often tell a story of their own. A story that had no part in the pragmatic body of the main text, but still enriches it from the sideline. We believe in the little joys that can be found alongside our busy, pragmatic lives. They are important and essential to our well-being despite their marginality, just like footnotes in a text. The Asterisk invites you to indulge in these small pleasures of life – a rich coffee, a hearty breakfast, fine porcelain, venerable wood or sumptuous silk – to escape the mundane and the utilitarian and just enjoy the footnotes.
The Asterisk combines an Art&Antique gallery with a Bistro&Bar, where we serve authentic Italian coffees, all-day brunch and pan-Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a carefully selected collection of gins, whiskies and specialty cocktails.
Our Gallery offers objects and artworks from times gone past; objects that have been hand-crafted with utmost patience and skill. Experiencing these objects in the buzz of a café-bar brings them to life, puts them back into our everyday. We hope you will enjoy shopping our collection of antiques and that these objects will enrich your home."