The superior office accommodation is managed by Tower Limited Partnership, which wanted floor entrance signs to compliment the style of the building and so it commissioned Surrey-based signage specialists Signbox to source and supply these new signs.
Signbox enlisted the help of Paris-based Sky Design after working with the laser engraving expert on other significant design projects. Sky Design is Europes leading Vitrics 3D laser glass engraving specialist and has worked with organisations such as NAVTEQ, Vodafone and renowned furniture designer, Arik Levy.
The 900x400mm signs were crafted by Sky Design from superior colourless glass and then engraved individually using the companys unique Vitrics process, which engraves inside glass without marking the surface. The glass is separated from the walls by metal spacers, which house LEDs to illuminate the sign and create attractive focal points.
Tower 42 comprises a significant amount of glass within its interior, therefore aesthetic engraved glass signs were the natural choice to identify each floor and complement the awe inspiring architecture and modern clean lines of the building.
Not only are the signs in keeping with the innovate architecture of the structure, but they will also be hardwaring - as they are not engraved on the surface of the glass, like feature signage in many similar buildings, explained Sky Design managing director, Jeremy Buckland.
This means that they will not erode, as surface engraved glass signage does, and the Vitrics style possesses a timeless, contemporary design quality, so the signs should survive several interior refits!