We started by checking with Skanska employees to find out what they use in their everyday work. In Skanska there are thousands of people in office positions as project managers, architects, but also workmen, concreters and bricklayers. It was not an easy task to came up an object that would link them all. After all, we ended up with a very concrete notebook.
The first notebook was made with real concrete on the cover, while the rest of our notebooks have the structure of the concrete material offset printed right on canvas. The design is derived from a photo of a wall in a Skanska building in Prague. Once that building is finished, we will put a sign on that wall informing people that: “The concrete canvas cover of the Skanska notebooks that everybody has in their pockets finds its original here”.
The essence of the concrete notebook lies in the material that has been iconic for Skanska. Concrete is the common feature of all their towers, bridges, skyscrapers and undersea tunnels.