We originally came up with the name ‘Gekko’ when Sam set up his furniture business back in 2006, Gekko was derived from the small lizard Gecko’s, their uniqueness, their ability to evolve and adapt within their surroundings and we felt this was always going to be our ambitions from the start, with a slight change of spelling so that it was individual to us.
- Gekko Designs, Sam’s furniture business, designing and crafting bespoke furniture. (Website currently under maintenance)
- Gekko Lodge, our B&B in St Ives, renovated in 2007 and opened in 2008, it seemed logical at the time to also name this Gekko.
- Gekko Campers, Classic VW Hire, still in the process of setting up we currently have two vans being restored.
Although all 3 businesses had the same name they still felt individual, we wanted to bring them all together and create an identity.
The following logo’s and icon’s were designed by VINCE, who has done some truly wonderful work and feedback so far has been excellent! People have been really excited about what has been created.
We agreed at the initial brainstorming session that we wanted more than just a brand, we were after an identity and personality! We would have one logo and each business would be identified by a different colour, we would then be able to apply the logo to many different items across the 3 businesses i.e van stencils, signage, stickers, keys etc. Another important part to us, is that all of the items that our logo/icon would be applied to, would be crafted by us (or local people).
Some of our artwork includes:
Stamps (rather than business cards) these are great as they can also be applied anywhere, stamping the underneath of Sam’s furniture. labels for my homemade jams!
Gekko sign, a new sign is to be made for the B&B incorporating wood and metal, designed and crafted by Sam.
We are currently having some mugs made for us by local potter, Kat Wheeler who works at the Leach Pottery. The icon will be stamped into the porcelain, photo’s to follow when they are ready.
So a massive thank you to VINCE for the fantastic designs!
Photo’s will be updated accordingly, so watch this Gekko space!!