Brand strategy
Identity design
Digital design
Lotte van Raalte
Emmanuelle Bastiaenssen
Ruud van Doorn
Barnabe Fillion

Crossing borders in skincare.

Compendium is a lifestyle brand which brings a curated edit of skincare essentials, obtained from nature's most powerful terroirs. Everything started in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco where they have family ground.

Curators of culture

Their ambition to build a luxury brand from remote areas around the world was a great starting point for our naming process. A Compendium as a collection of things that have been gathered together and presented as a group. To support their vision of sourcing different territories around the world and make beautiful products out of it, our aim was to find a clear system to give meaning to their carefully curated edit.

Collection of origins

In ‘Collection of Origins’ abbreviated as c/o we found the ideal solution to highlight the different territories to the forefront of communication. This helped Compendium to cross borders. Not only in the experience of beauty rituals, but also in translating its cultural formulation, celebrating origins, diversity and idiosyncrasies.

Beautiful imperfections

We centered the aesthetic approach around the beauty of aging, translating natures own aesthetics into modern statements. To create this beautiful contrast we’ve kept the identity as clean as possible, giving as optimal space to breath. Compendium will launch April 2020.

A partner to make your mission reality.


We are Containr Affairs, an office for strategy and branding. Our team of creatives think, make and build for bright entrepreneurs and marketing executives who want to take the lead and change the face of the boardroom. Whatever position your brand is currently in, we help you identify where to go next.

Acclaimed for three practice areas, we work as follows:

Compass. We start by researching cultural shifts that map out the universe your business plays in and how this affects your actions. We connect with your ambitions through conversation before (re)shaping your brand fundamentals, which will lead to clarity, underline culture and foster your ambitions.

Creation. Your brand is a sum of all parts. How it looks and feels. How it talks and sounds, and how it tastes and smells. In this phase we bring fundamentals to life and create you a proper stage performance. Our studio executes creativity without boundaries, to make sure your story is admired on paper, on screen and in-store.

Content. For brands who need to stay relevant on a daily basis, our studio offers high quality and fast production of brand journalism, imagery and graphic design across all channels.

Since 2001 we have delivered results for bars, bodegas and boutique hotels, beer, booze and beverage brands, buildings and building companies, beauty brands and bespoke perfume houses. With most of our clients we have built lasting relationships. Others even became partners in business.

Talk to us about your next move.


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Contaínr Affaìrs
Goudsesingel 208
3011 KD Rotterdam
The Netherlands
+31 10 42 54 997