A unique wayfinding system by designer Tina Stäheli – Shinohara for a retirement community in Zurich. The designer was careful to point out that it is a retirement home – not a nursing home – so the wayfinding is primarily intended for visitors and not residents, who have a good grasp on the space:
“Our aim was to make the semi-public space of a home for the elderly more private by displaying the information in picture frames. The signage system consists of seven modules of frames which can be combined in different ways. Information for visitors is set in a bigger font than information for the residents.”
It’s a beautiful, simple, forward thinking solution but I’d be interested to see what the residents make of it because it has the potential to be disorienting and difficult to extract information from.