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 the interior of each building and 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 back in again. Further navigation is provided by floor-numbers.
The signage system was further complemented by environmental graphics for glazings and the lift interiors.
The completion of the design and manufacturing of the signage took two years. The final installation was delayed a further two years due to problems caused by the financial crises of 2008.
Extract from the design guidelines and different stages of the process (images from mixed sources)
Nick Bell Design
Scope of work
Interior design: Casson Mann
Architecture and landscape architecture: John McAslan and Partners
Production: Deutsche Werkst├Ątten Hellerau, Endpoint, Built Concepts

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