Merson-ASG were approached by Lacock Gullam to carry out construction design development and manufacture of 2no. large totem signs for Church Street Market in London.The design concept was created by Lacock Gullam for Westminster City Council and we collaborated with both organisations heavily during the development phase. The stainless steel cladding is shot-peened - the surface is impacted with tiny ball bearings in a process similar to sand-blasting to build up a durable surface with an attractive matte finish. This went through an extensive sampling process to get the perfect desired finish for the client.
The LED-illuminated individual square ‘tiles’ are comprised of glass faces, with the lettering engraved into the glass and infilled black. The glass panels were then backlaid with coloured vinyl before installation into the main totem body.
The totems were built in kit form for easy transportation and assembled on site, a much more feasible option than transporting the finished totems. Fully constructed they measure 7 metres tall by 3.5 metres wide.