Sleep is a fundamental pillar of good health. It allows the mind and body to recuperate, heal, strengthen and grow. But it's not hard to see that there's a serious problem with our increasingly tech-driven and demanding lives: many of us have lost our ability to enjoy natural, restorative sleep, both in terms of quantity and quality. With artificial intelligence designed to respond to new discoveries in sleep science, Bryte's Restorative Bed uniquely uses emerging technologies to help overcome a problem that tech itself has heavily contributed to.
Bryte is about more than just "smart beds". It's a company that has identified a problem in modern life that we can only now begin to tackle through technology, and is on a mission to solve it.
Initially brought on to create a visual and verbal identity system for the early-stage startup, it quickly became apparent that there would need to be more to the brand than just a pretty face. Not least, we needed to articulate what Bryte truly represented. What Bryte has to offer is beyond anything else on the market—no other bed maker offers anything approaching their combination of sensor tech and AI, with the ability to actively respond to sleep problems. There was an opportunity to establish a position that Bryte could uniquely own–and in fact, to create a whole new category. Working closely with CMO Chris Guest, we embarked on a tailored version of the category design approach (as originally devised by Santa Cruz's own Play Bigger) to not just define the company, but to build a whole new brand ecosystem around the concept of delivering restorative sleep, eventually naming the over-arching category "Restorative Tech".
We've worked hand-in-hand over the last year with Bryte's executive team to help determine a cohesive matrix of brand pillars and principles, all through the lens of Restorative Tech, to guide future brand expansion. As Bryte explores partnerships in luxury hospitality and premium product integration, we've also supported them with developing a brand architecture and foundational co-branding principles.
Building on the category design approach, Supermoon helped Bryte determine a suite of product and feature names that all ladder up to Restorative Tech and restorative sleep in general. They include names that nod to wellness and a spa-like experience (without sounding too "California woo-woo"). By owning some of the richest ground in the category, Bryte can ensure they have a powerful, differentiated brand for years to come.
Clear strategic messaging is at the heart of any strong brand. Avoiding cliches of the wellness space and basing our voice on the idea of "The Intelligent Aesthete", we defined the messaging platform and brand voice principles, as well as creating immediately usable copy samples, for writers to maintain consistency across the many touchpoints Bryte delivers on.
Bryte's visual language pays homage to Bryte's unique scientific expertise through the visual brand idea of "Sleep Masterpieces", intended to connect at experiential level to the Intelligent Aesthete voice. With Bryte's mission to help sleepers achieve better tomorrows, the color palette has two incremental variations for different touchpoints, alternating between a lighter, more energetic "Tomorrow" color range, and a more restful, luxuriant "Tonight" range. With this calm base palette, content brings brighter tertiary colors in through the photography. Generative digital art and elegantly designed data visualization build on the Sleep Masterpieces theme.
Bryte's B2B market fits squarely in luxury categories, so crucially, the identity needed to appeal to potential 5-star hospitality clients. A luxury feel also offers a natural association with the highest levels of service and quality for Bryte's individual customers, adding intuitive value to the brand's products.
Supermoon designed and built Bryte's brand site, including UX and copy, and continues to maintain and expand it. We also provide occasional consultancy and support for product UI design and animations.
After setting the overall definition of Bryte's brand photography, and with Covid-19 restrictions making photo shoots nigh on impossible to organize for a time, Supermoon created architectural renders to present the product in brand-enhancing environments. We look forward to being able to shoot with real-life human models again!
From explainer videos to 3D animations for apps and products, hero videos and special promotional edits for trade shows, we continue to handle a wide variety of Bryte's motion graphics and video creation needs.
With COVID-19 restrictions in full force, mounting any physical presence had major challenges in 2021. We were still able to deliver a first trade show exhibit design for Bryte at HD Expo 2021 (a leading show for the hospitality design industry) in Las Vegas remotely and on a limited budget. Working closely with the Bryte team and the booth supplier, we navigated the requirements and created a solution the Bryte was extremely happy with (actual client quote: "best in show!"). We also created a beautiful 8-page brochure together with our exceptional print partner to pass out at the front desk.
Supermoon has been developing and managing Bryte's brand guidelines since we started working together in mid-2020. From the initial concept, we've been able to evolve it as new needs arise, including developing co-branding with hotels and other partners.
Bryte regularly receives positive comments from their collaborators and customers on their brand, both in industry and design fields. Their approach to Restorative Tech has also won them extensive interest from bed makers around the world as they seek to license their technology beyond their own Bryte products.
With rapid growth and investment coming in, Bryte is firmly on the right path. We remain supporting them on their journey as they look to national and international expansion.