Stanislavsky Factory is a former gold thread and electric cable factory in the centre of Moscow, once belonging to the family of Konstantin Stanislavsky. Who was a wealthy Russian entrepreneur, turned acclaimed theater director and actor.
The original factory, dating from the early 20th century, comprised of two buildings and the historic so-called workers theatre. The entire area was redeveloped and several new office buildings where added.
A signage system was developed with the aim to provide wayfinding for interior of each building the exterior of the entire area. Its concept is based on the idea of an electronic or digital circular of information. The main interior directional signs comprises of acrylic ribbons, internally light by LEDs. Referencing information cables running through a building the internal directional signs come out of the walls and go and back in again. Further navigation is provided by floor-numbers. On the exterior the directional signs and the building numbers are folded steel structures mirroring the shape of the internal directional signs.
The signage system was further complemented by environmental graphics for glazings and the lift interiors.
Process
To complete the project different teams had to collaborate together in a coordinated manner over a period of almost four years. From the initial concept up to its completion the design was consistently verified with extensive prototyping and by on site testing.
Scope of work:
Wayfinding
Signage & Environmental graphics
Art direction
Project partners:
Architecture: John McAslan and Partners
Interior design: Casson-Mann
Engineering: Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau, Built Concepts
Project management: Christopher Chesney
LT has done this project while working at Nick Bell Design.

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