Internationally renowned interior-design house Studio Duggan launches exclusive homeware brand Trove, with holistic brand identity by London agency ShopTalk. Trove – a furniture range with bespoke, vintage and carefully sourced treasures available online and at the brand’s West London flagship boutique – has been created by Studio Duggan as a true expression of its aesthetic. Studio Duggan approached ShopTalk because it wanted Trove to exist in a beautiful world that would fully reflect its own unique design aspirations and expertise, empowering people to choose carefully curated, timeless pieces with confidence. To achieve this, ShopTalk has woven together an entire brand story for Trove, creating a layered and intriguing space that incorporates the physical and digital, taking customers on a journey through a mystical world that celebrates the brand at every twist and turn. Animal attraction Paul Ferry, Founder and Director, ShopTalk, says: “When Studio Duggan approached us, the team expressed a love for majestic animals and exotic prints. We took that creative ‘feeling’ and turned it into a faraway land – the mystical world of Trove. “We wanted to convey a sense of exclusivity to appeal to discerning people. The renowned Studio Duggan is opening up its ‘treasure trove’ of designs for people to seek out and discover, so it was important to convey a sense of excitement and exploration. But the work had to function seamlessly in a commercial sense, too.” Untold riches ShopTalk worked alongside illustrator Tatiana De Nicolay to create a beautiful series of illustrations to signpost people’s interaction and journey with Trove, including a leopard to represent permanence and timelessness, a serpent to protect the key to the world of Trove, a hot-air balloon to transport precious cargo, and eyes to convey honesty and transparency. The key to the kingdom incorporates ‘SD’ to represent access to Studio Duggan’s expertise, and also doubles as a palm tree, evoking a sense of far-flung luxury. The ornate illustrations and symbols, alongside a bespoke serif font, have been devised to work across all brand touchpoints, from instore and online signposting, right through to the boxes, ribbons, bags and tags. The rich and elegant ambiance sets Trove apart from its more ubiquitous pared-back peers, too. Tiffany Duggan, Director, Studio Duggan, says: “We’re thrilled that we were lucky enough to be recommended to ShopTalk for our new venture, Trove. We found in them a true partner who took the time to understand our vision and translate it into a tangible brand. Paul and James are knowledgeable, proactive, enthusiastic, creative and, above all, just so lovely to deal with. We couldn’t be happier with the world of Trove that they have created for us – it has surpassed every expectation.” About ShopTalk After more than ten years working at some of the UK’s leading creative agencies, Paul Ferry, Co-founder and Director, and James Wood, Co-founder and Creative Director, decided to set up their own studio in 2017 with the mission of improving the relationship between people and things. James and Paul believe that creative thinking should apply as much to the working process and client relationships as the final output. This allows ShopTalk to work as business partner, consultant and supplier, in-house or out of house. No more and no less than clients actually need. They have quickly amassed a varied and creative body of award-winning work for clients including Deloitte, roomgo, Arm, Tick Tock Tea and The Breakfast Club. Find them online, on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.