Posts Tagged ‘illuminated’

Naturally, Earthy, Bespoke – The Chester Fields Signs

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Signworld Group were recently awarded with the sign contract for the prestigious ‘The Chester Fields’, a new Bar and Restaurant located within the heart of the Cheshire countryside in Mickel Trafford. On the outskirts of Chester, this newly constructed restaurant is located within an area of outstanding natural beauty. The location demanded sensitive yet eye catching signage which accurately reflected The Chester Fields business model and reputation for great food and fine wines in an enjoyable friendly and relaxing atmosphere.

The brief was to design and manufacture, rustic, earthy yet natural looking signage that reflected the companies high standards. Signworld produced various concepts with the winning specification being a combination of Red cedar wood planks which were artificially aged and dyed, complete with chunky fabricated white stand -off lettering with subtle concealed rear mounted LED illumination, which created a fabulous warm glow around the lettering and against the cedar planking.  Signworld Group’s expert team also manufactured the massive main sign, mounted to the face of The Chester Fields building, along with several free-standing monolith signs again using natural timber products which reflected this unique restaurants fine reputation, the signage has received much praise from the owners and customers alike who have remarked on how great they look.

Signworld were also contracted to provide all of The Chester Fields staff with personalised embroidered workwear, featuring branding and embroidered staff names. John Biggins, Works Director at Signworld Group remarked; “We are privileged to have been consulted on this prestigious contract and am equally pleased that the finished product has been very well received by The Chester Fields owners and customers alike. We have gained a enviable reputation within our industry for respecting the environment by collectively using a combination of natural products and fusing them together to dramatic effect.

We are privileged to have been associated with the The Chester Fields project and wish them luck with their new exciting venture.

Visit The Chester Fields website here to find out more or book a table and don’t forget to follow them on Facebook and Twitter too!

Check out the gallery of great images below:

Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas find a home in London

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Yohji Yamamoto, a Japanese-Parisian based Fashion Designer has stores in New York, Paris, and Antwerp. In 2001, Yamamoto fused sport and style with Adidas, known as ‘Y-3′. When looking for the perfect location for the flagship store for Y-3, Yamamoto settled on the United Kingdom, specifically London, opposite his Mayfair boutique. JPH Designs, a long serving partner of Signworld Group, was commissioned to turn a prime location in London into the perfect home for Y-3.

Signworld Group have worked with JPH Designs on many high profile projects, for example the fantastic Vivienne Westwood stores across the whole of the UK or the Flannels Designer clothing store in Liverpool. Naturally, with a project like Y-3, when it came to choosing a manufacturer the highest spec external signage, JPH paid Signworld Group a visit. JPH Designs delivered the brief to Signworld Group, who immediately became excited with the proposals. Utilising SmartFab, a Signworld Group company, which operates from within the Broughton based Signworld HQ, a 17,000 sq ft factory space specialising in metal fabrication, meant all work was to be carried out in-house, by Signworld Group employees.

With an extremely tight deadline, Signworld Group had a major task to complete in very little time. SmartFab’s arsenal of the latest fabrication equipment, arming the most creative and skilled engineers, were able to rise to the call of duty and complete the project on time and on budget. The final signage was comprised of a satin black powder-coated finish to an aluminium pan-folded tray with built-up illuminated acrylic letters. An illuminated aluminium projecting sign would complete the suite of amazing signage. The images below do their best, but this sign really must be seen in person to appreciate it’s simple elegance. Signworld Group loved the opportunity to work with JPH Designs once more and Adidas and Yohji Yamamoto.

You can find the new Y-3 Flagship store at Y-3, 54 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XU. On March 10th 2011, Yohji Yamamoto official opened the new store with the help of Zinedine Zidane. Check out the images below.

New Mersey Glows again with Sign Maintenance UK

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Sign Maintenance UK, part of the Signworld Group of companies, are a UK based signage manufacturing company with over 20 years of industry experience working with the largest brands from all sectors. Providing a comprehensive service to the sign industry, from sign installation, sign maintenance, sign servicing, sign repair and sign renovation, all of which is executed by the most highly qualified sign engineers within the industry.

Sign Maintenance UK, the Signworld maintenance division, were recently contacted by New Mersey Retail Park on Speke Road in Liverpool. Their large flagship totem signs were suffering from broken neon lighting and needed urgent repairs carrying out immediately. Sign Maintenance UK sent out a team of experienced and skilled PASMA and IPAF certified engineers in minus 15°C temperatures, with specialist access equipment to reach the tall signage and begin the repair and cleaning programme.

Work consisted of; immediately making safe all the damaged electrical elements, removing all giant 3D built-up letters, removing all the internal neon signage, fitting economic energy saving LED’s and refitting letters to look like new. Each letter was also recoated with protective paint. The team had to work with the large structure from within and replace all of the electrical components to ensure longer life following Sign Maintenance UK’s visit. Each letter uses LED lighting to glow from within and also to create a ‘halo’ effect around the letter. This effect helps create fantastic glowing letters that can be seen from far around while still saving energy.

As you can see from the photo’s below, the finished effect is stunning. The cool icey blue glow of the ‘New Mersey’ letters offset against the warm firey light of the ‘B&Q’ letters works wonderfully.

To see how alternative methods of signage illumination can reduce your carbon footprint, why not call us today on 01244 66 1919. You can also check out www.signmaintenanceuk.com for more information.

Signworld Proudly Present… The Wombats

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

2010 has been a fantastic year for Signworld! It’s also been an amazing year for Liverpool based trio, The Wombats.

Earlier this year Signworld where involved in the production of the single cover-art for The Wombat’s 2010 single, ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)‘. The Wombats were looking to show a series of bright colours in an arrangement of a howling wolf set on a self-illuminated light-box. Liverpool based design agency Mercy put out a cry for help on Twitter for anyone who could help. Signworld responded and got right to work right away building a light-box that would allow light to shine through an opal-white face, to help the brightly coloured vinyls glow. The deadline was as tight as they come and Signworld delivered! Mercy were extremely impressed with Signworld’s results. As you can see from the photograph below, the finished article looks fantastic!

Due to the great success of the artwork for the first single, Signworld were approached for their next single ‘Techno Fan‘. Works Director at Signworld, John Biggins explains “Mercy called me with a brief on the new single. The Wombats wanted to portray the lights often seen in urban techno nightclubs. So with a few meetings and some team creative input I suggested that if we fabricated various colours of exposed Neon and placed them inside an aluminium box to keep consistency with the previous single we could really get the desired effect”. What do you guys think, look at the preview below, we think it looks breath-taking!

The new album entitled ‘The Wombat’s Proudly Present…This Modern Glitch‘, to be released early February 2011 will also feature a Signworld masterpiece (watch this space guys). Signworld have thoroughly enjoyed working with the local band and are big fans, wishing them luck with the new releases!

Be sure to check out The Wombats website for more details and for details on how to buy the single.

Gardner Flying High With Signworld Group

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Gardner Aerospace is one of the UK’s largest and best performing aerospace component manufacturers.

With revenues of circa  $100m, over 700 employees, and eight manufacturing sites, Gardner is of the size required to be at the forefront of the accelerating trend in the aerospace manufacturing sector towards the establishment of fewer, larger suppliers, who are  able to work in close partnership with their customers and deliver the  leveraged benefits of scale.

With over 30,000 square foot of brand new production facilities, sited in Manor Lane, Hawarden, Gardner approached Signworld group, Chester, with a simple brief;

‘We require large corporate signage to boast our location opposite one of our largest clients – Airbus UK.’

Signworld’s design team drafted suggested signage proposals, and a specification was agreed comprising of 1500mm high individual CNC machined 3mm thick aluminium letters, finished in Gardner’s corporate colours.  This was illuminated via a powder coated trough light – totalling 16,400mm in length!

All works were manufactured, fitted and signed off ahead of schedule, using specialist access equipment operated by one of Signworld’s PASMA certified installation crews.

Signworld handed Moneysupermarket.com brief!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Moneysupermarket.com was established in 1993, The website enables consumers to compare prices on a range of products, including mortgages, credit cards and loans. The company is based in Chester, North Wales, but its online presence is known globally.

Moneysupermarket.com has recently undergone a rebrand (You may have noticed their ads all over your TV recently!) and as such required new signage for their offices, both interior and exterior.

Moneysupermarket.com rebrand with Omid Djalili

Moneysupermarket.com rebrand with Omid Djalili

Signworld group have been preferred supplier to Moneysupermarket.com ever since it appeared on the scene and as a direct result were handed the brief to manufacture the new signage.

Moneysupermarkets old signage was looking very tired and dull.

Old, tired moneysupermarket.com signage

Old, tired moneysupermarket.com signage

Signworld were given free, creative reign on the manufacture of the new signage for Money Supermarket and as such suggested the company would benefit more from an internally, led illuminated sign, finished with a polished chrome return.

Below you will see some shots of the latest signs, we love it!, what are your thoughts?

New Moneysupermarket.com signage manufactured by Signworld group

New Moneysupermarket.com signage manufactured by Signworld group

New Moneysupermarket.com signage manufactured by Signworld group

New Moneysupermarket.com signage manufactured by Signworld group

New Moneysupermarket.com signage manufactured by Signworld group

New Moneysupermarket.com signage manufactured by Signworld group

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