We’ve been interrupting business as usual for over 20 years.
In the early years, we were graphic designers who worked across retail, the cultural industries, the sexier sides of magazine and book publishing.
The work we did back then was all about attention-seeking creativity. It was about engaging people by entertaining them.
Then one day we were commissioned to create a marketing campaign for the Manhattan Loft Corporation, which was introducing loft living next to Tate Modern on London’s Southbank. We responded by doing what came naturally – using retail and publishing-industry techniques to create a brand launch that everyone would be talking about.
With that bit of disruptive thinking, we had helped to change the way a conservative industry marketed itself – while also finding our true calling and purpose as a consultancy.
Since then, what Jaques Vanzo does as a business has evolved with the times. But one thing hasn’t changed: we always try to take on projects where there’s a need to translate a good idea into something truly exceptional.
The design genius behind many of our early projects. Continues to consult on our work.
As we were known then. Sold to Chime Plc in 2001. And we began again as Jaques Vanzo.
CEO of Manhattan Loft Corporation. Inspired some of our best work for over a decade.
Marco Pierre White
Commissioned us to make a book about his directorial debut. Nil by Mouth, an instant classic.
Our collaboration with L’Uomo Vogue told the story of the magazine’s role as tastemaker over the decades. In pictures of course.
A shared passion for modern-classic design. That’s what gave our partnership with Aram its punch.
Was like a silent collaborator on the Gainsborough Studios project. Somehow it wasn’t scary.
The old Gainsborough Studios was reborn as a new destination for contemporary culture and living.
CEO, Lodge St Germain
Trusted us to bring his hotel concept to life. Small Luxury Hotels of the World wanted it – before it was built.
We helped three entrepreneurs from Luxembourg crystalise their business idea into a memorable brand: Knekt.
The Lakes by Yoo took a hip, urban property brand into a daring new territory: rural England.
Spent time in Copenhagen embedded with the CenterPlan team to ensure a stellar result.
We worked with CenterPlan to come up with the brand proposition they needed to expand further into Europe.
Channelled the Neighbour brand into a sleek website. Made it look effortless.