based in hexham, northumberland, differentia designs interpretation for outdoor spaces including interpretation panels, interpretive structures, seats and signs.

Made in stone - Interpretation that is designed to last.

Made in stone - Interpretation that is designed to last.

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The visit to the Empreinte Sign factory was a wonderful experience and to see the two panels that we have been crafting over the last few months being made was very rewarding.

Basically the stone is cut from the Volvic Mountains and prepared with a white base. This is then screenprinted with enamel inks. The stone is then fired in an oven.

The Lavastone with a prepared white base awaiting the printing of the interpretation graphics.

The whole process is managed efficiently and with great care and attention from everyone involved in the process. The final result is a panel that is designed to last for decades. 

The steelwork is done with the same amount of care and attention to detail and as Empreinte have their own Waterjet facilities for cutting steel there are a great many design options for interpretation lecterns available.

Allen Valleys Interpretation - industrial heritage realised

Allen Valleys Interpretation - industrial heritage realised

Engaging Interpretation at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

Engaging Interpretation at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare