Numbered mileposts are the backbone of the new navigation system pointing to the nearest exits, meeting rooms, coffee stations, and restrooms. Marker-friendly surfaces invite Yandex employees to add new details to the signs.
The testing squad has landed on the fifth floor
Post species chart
The headquarters spread over three wings and six working floors, thus the double-digit indexing on the posts with the first number for the floor and the second for the location, think hotel style. The short wing has letters instead of digits on the second position.
Wall navigation/fire evacuation plan
Some signs are duplicated along the edge of the ceiling tile “skylights.”
We thought up a theme for each floor and picked special numbers with some underlaying hints and metaphors to match.
Artwork compliments the metaphors enciphered in the numbers.
Dry functionality of the navigation signs is counter-weighted by artwork generously spread throughout the interior.
Pool table ahead
1st floor mataphors
Gym to the right
The artwork is printed on “white board” film which can be drawn upon with markers. (see “Real life
Stairwell navigation and stuff
Find a list of everything a building has to offer by elevators.
The building’s guide
in elevators hall
The floor’s guide
by the stairs
Illustratoins and miscellaneous extras supporting the floor’s theme by elevators.
The executive seventh floor features an interactive light animation.
Projector installation scheme
Such interior design leaves the dwellers no other choice but to burst with original ideas and solutions.
Welcome to Yandex!