WOOD & WOOD APPOINTED BY JOHN LEWIS ON DESIGN AND BUILD BASIS TO DEVELOP NEW SIGNAGE
Added: (Thu Sep 06 2001)
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Wood & Wood, the designer’s sign maker who has been associated with a number of prestigious signing projects over the years, has been appointed by the John Lewis Partnership on a design and build basis to develop new signage concepts for the company’s renaming of regional Department Stores.
Wood & Wood will be working with John Lewis in re-naming some regional Department Stores that have retained their original names since acquired during the War. The three department stores to be re-named as ‘John Lewis’ this year are in Reading, Watford and Norwich, formerly known as: Heelas, Trewin Brothers and Bonds of Norwich. The project sets out to achieve high quality signs and fascias using the conceptual design that has been established by Pentagram working with Richard Conn Associates. The first signs will be visible in early September 2001, when Reading ‘lights up’.
“Wood and Wood were selected for the work firstly because of their track record of delivering complex signing projects involving a high degree of design development and secondly because of their ability to project manage both the construction design including repairs, specialist alucobond fascias and electrical work”.
Ray Eagle, Group Leader Architect’s Department
Wood & Wood specialises in technical design and development for bespoke projects. They are unique in the way that they have an in house team of graphic, industrial and engineering designers that work closely together translating ideas into well-engineered and effective hardware. The team works closely with the client from the early stages of production and has built unique working relationships with many blue chip and high profile clients across the UK. Customers and high profile projects include Selfridges & Co, the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and The Science Museum’s Wellcome Wing.
Wood and Wood is experiencing increased demand for its services and as a result, three new members of staff have been appointed to strengthen the central design team in the London office.