Rivermeade was approached to develop a family of 5 complex sign elements designed by Pentagram comprising overdoor signs, main directories, directional totems, department directories and various secondary signs. The original prototypes made in bronze toned brass were extremely heavy and expensive to manufacture so Rivermeade recommended that the specification be changed to an aluminium construction painted bronze.
The very large sign roll-out programme was tendered and the contract awarded to a manufacturer in Spain. Months later Rivermeade was again approached and we were asked if we would be prepared to take on the contract at our original tender price as the Spanish company had consistently failed to meet quality standards.
Rivermeade has now supplied all of the signs required by Harrods. Visitors can now navigate around the store – at last!