“Nous”, or “Us” by Gongjang, a file which comes with an intimate little design that celebrates togetherness. On the front cover are dual lines which almost look like sound waves vibrating together, or two rivers flowing together in tandem. Inside are two small notebooks to share, one plain and one ruled, one for TOI (you) and MOI (me).
Gonjang have duality in their name. A truly minimal brand, their name has two translations: “A craftsman who makes things skillfully” or “A factory where goods are made” Gonjang combine both of these elements in their brand, creating high quality crafted goods which encourage slow living with elegantly simple designs.
Gonjang try to eliminate extravagance in their designs, aiming to be authentically minimal in their style and in their ethics, with an intent to create an environmentally positive company which does not harm the natural world which inspires it. Gonjang want to create a natural feel with their products which will translate from their design studio right into the hands of the user, and in doing so live up to their “skillful” namesake.