In the first half of the year, global manufacturer ‘Adient’ contacted Hardy Signs to assist in enhancing their office refurbishment in Coventry. The company is one of the world’s largest auto seat manufacturers, providing components for 25 million vehicles annually.

Following planned improvements and redecoration at their offices on Meriden Business Park in the city, Hardy Signs were approached to help introduce branded elements and decorative signage. In their own words, the aim of the project was to ‘further drive a high-performance culture that inspires employees and allows us to improve the experience of a world in motion — in automotive seating and beyond’. Adient was formed as a spin-off from Johnson Controls in 2017 and the relationship with Hardy Signs extends back to a number of projects completed for them over the past decade.

For the project featured below, several signage products were introduced to the interior spa, these included large-format images, printed seamlessly in full colour with fixings hidden from view. In addition, more large images have been created in stretched fabric with aluminium frames.

These fabric prints combine maximum impact with practicality… the fabrics are easily replaced without the need for new frames and fixing, allowing the images to be rotated and the environment aesthetic to be kept fresh and appealing. Further images and graphics take the form of full-colour wallpaper graphics, designed, manufactured, and installed by the Hardy Signs team. Logo elements have also been presented with the installation of custom fabricated 3D PVC letters in the corporate colour scheme.

The project was completed with the application of branded manifestation graphics to the internal windows of the newly refurbished space.

“The project is a particularly good example of how signage can be used to transform an interior space such as this” explained Tom Hardy, Operations Director at Hardy Signs. “Hardy Signs offer a large range of signage products which can really enhance an environment that staff, visitors or the general public will use and appreciate”.