Modernist design icon – High Cross House
Designed by Swiss-American architect William Lescaze, High Cross House sits on the Dartington Estate, Devon. By the time of producing the interpretation work for High Cross House, the National Trust had acquired ownership. Opening it up to the public created the need for an identity for the property – to be presented through non-intrusive and complementary means of interpretation.
Following the distinctive modern style of the building, the identity used two key colours (present around the property) and mirrored the lines of the building. Tear off A3 information sheets for the different rooms were an effective, non-permanent solution for telling the property’s story. The identity style also extended across into an exhibition and signage outside the property.
~ Property identity design
~ Interpretation design
Designed in-house at Gendall