The art collection was created using vintage invention drawings, photographs of precursors to the telephone- and switchboards much like what were originally installed in The Wire. Framing was laser-etched by MTRL in Omaha.
In an effort to abstractly represent the concept of communication- from the telephone's inception to today's continuously advancing environment, I created a repeating node pattern.
Customized wallpaper on the top-floor community space, laser-etched teak unit signs, way-finding signage and traffic rugs are a few uses of The Wire's node patterning
Copper-toned metallic effects highlight patterning throughout the signage package.
A custom typeface and number system, based on ITC Symbol Bold, is featured throughout the building's signage package, manufactured by the fine folks at ASI and awarded with their national 'BEST OF' distinction.
The Wire's entrance plays host to four original phone booths, now clad with branded overlays.
This project presented fabrication opportunities involving power tools, countless copper nails and yards and yards of copper wire- resulting in a unique leasing office sign featuring the building's tagline.
Elevators reflect The Wire's tagline: 'Home is Calling'
The entire rooftop floors of The Wire have been designated as community spaces; from the elevator lobby, residents and guests are directed to three distinct areas: Waterworks, Wireworks, and Lounge.
Parking and other residential entrances are marked with further signage iterations.