Headmaster’s House at Harrow School was undergoing a complete refurbishment and we were approached to story build and create a wall graphic for the main common room corridor.
The brief was short: create something with wow factor.
The starting point was to establish the story. The theme was significant figures from Headmaster’s House past. The graphic was to be an aesthetic and inspire current pupils.
We established some key characters to build the story around and then set about creating a vibrant canvas that could work along this narrow long corridor. This wall graphic would be a permanent fixture and would become a part of the everyday routine. We desired was to create something that could reveal new things on closer scrutiny.
Working from the starting position of Pop Art we developed a style that blended photographic imagery with etchings and built a series of panels around the key stories.
We have worked with tensioned wall graphics for retail environments and exhibitions and this was the perfect material for this application. Fitted to a slim aluminium extrusion, the graphic print system could be both vibrant and durable. The tensioned surface provides a small amount of give to reduce the risk of damage and the dye sublimation print is waterproof and resilient.
Installation was in one day and the corridor was transformed.
The brief was to provide wow factor and that is exactly what the client said at the end!