National Trust Information Sign
Kynance Cove on The Lizard peninsular is owned by the National Trust. They commissioned us to design a tactile and fully accessible wayfinding and information sign that would be in keeping with the ecological environment and sturdy enough to withstand the Cornish weather.
We chose Chestnut wood, a durable wood that is rich in tannins and requires no other preservative so suits such a sensitive site. The single piece was hand carved to provide a tactile topographic map of the beaches and islands. Local flora and fauna were delicately represented in relief and supported by etched metal information plates containing Braille as well as text. A black chalkboard area on the sign can be used to write the tide times each day, as this informs the choice of route to the beach. Wayfinding text and arrows clearly indicate which way to go.