Bertram Hotel

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In a world of bright, clashing colours and loud noises, a little drop of poise is enormously powerful, especially when hand-delivered on the polished silver platter of Luxe paper.

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I started with the reflection from a completely still lake, where it's almost impossible to see which is the landscape and which is the reflected image. But I brought that idea to a design based on a Mayfair tearoom, named after the Agatha Christie mystery Bertram Hotel, starring Miss Marple.

About this design

Jovanna Mendes de Souza was born in Brazil, and brought up in Sweden. She came to London to study design at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art, graduating with an MA in Graphic and Communication Design. She is inspired by a huge range of influences, including Victorian inventions, layering different styles, and the work of design luminaries like Max Huber and Aubrey Beardsley.