The headquarters building of Crate & Barrel is a sleek, modernist structure designed by Perkins and Will and located within a landscaped campus-like setting. The comprehensive exterior and interior graphics and wayfinding system ranged from monumental site identification signs to room identification signs and workstation nameplates. The interior sign program constituted a large part of the overall wayfinding system. A zone numbering and orientation system was developed to allow for future expansion while taking into account the realities of data and emergency communications. The system has proven successful as Crate & Barrel expanded its staff soon after initial occupancy. The system also included office identification, life safety, building code, and ADA-required signs.
Chris Calori (Principal in Charge), Denise Funaro
Calori & Vanden-Eynden/Design Consultants
ASI Signs, Landmark Signs