Display System: an elegant example of CNC routing

Cement Board is elevated to a higher status for  Welcome Wall at The National Archives, London.

A refined use of Cement Board to form this sophisticated display solution.

The Welcome Wall is installed at the National Archives in Kew, London.

The display has been designed to be adaptable and accommodate movable elements. Multiple lozenge shaped slots are CNC routed into the boards. The slots allow display elements to hang and be rehung for future changes. The 12mm thick boards are machined and bonded together to create a robust double thickness with the top layer extensively machined with the slots for hanging purposes. 

Custom made leaflet holders and screen surrounds hang from the wall.

These aluminium holders are CNC routed from flat sheet and box folded into shape. The fold lines are scored on the CNC machine when flat which gives them neat crisp edges once folded. The elements are finished with a black matt powder coating. The leaflet holders are inlaid with coloured blue, yellow and grey recycled felt.

Bold powder coated aluminium lettering spell out ‘What’s on today” and ‘The National Archives’.

Materials/ 12mm Equitone cement board, buzzi felt
Processes/ CNC routing, CNC scoring and box folding, powder coating.
Client/ The National Archives
Graphic Design & image credits/ Objectif
Design & realisation of 3d elements/ Standard8 & Inkmill CNC

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