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A library full of nooks

We’ve been inspired by the children’s library designed by Muxin Studio full of curved edges, cosy wood-lined reading nooks and low level benches for children to sit and read. This space invites children to freely explore, discover and draw on their own imagination. We love it!


 

Baulk Head Bench

bulk head bench designed by Boex

The Baulk Head Bench designed by Boex for the Fisherman’s Mission baulk art auction. The bench is sandblasted to keep the grain whilst the snapped timber is emphasised by the glass panel showing the power of the ocean and the damage it can do.

Bright colours and bold prints for children’s ward

Designer Morag Myerscough used bright colours and bold prints to create an uplifting environment for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. With an objective to make the wards feel more comfortable and less clinical, Myerscough scanned wood grain Formica laminates, digitally adding pattern and colour.  Medical equipment has been stored behind Formica panels to give the space a more domestic feel.

How to brief an interior designer…

working on specification drawings ensuring the correct materials are used

Interior design is more than just paint colours and soft furnishings, it’s about how your space actually works. If you’re ready to take the next step, grow, rebrand or refresh, knowing where to start can be the biggest challenge. When it’s your own business and your passion, it’s sometimes difficult to take that objective step back and fully consider what you are trying to achieve.Read More

Why is inclusive design so important?

Low back seating provides a clear line of sight for reception staffAn inclusive approach to design provides new challenges and opportunities to use creativity and lateral thinking to address the true breadth of human diversity.

Design in healthcare environments is evolving. With bodies like The King’s Fund supporting considerable research into service redesign it has become clear that the health needs of our population are changing, and fast. Outdated buildings, interiors and services can prove detrimental to patient and staff well being, which in turn affects outcomes, morale and efficiency.Read More

8 simple tips to improve your waiting area

Colourful graphics alongside softly curving timber tree columns at Oxleas Acorns

The reality for many patients, especially if they are arriving at A&E, is that they will be spending a significant amount of time in the waiting area. For this visitor, it might be their first experience of healthcare and they are very likely to be worried about themselves or a loved one. For staff and clinicians, working efficiently and keeping a calm and positive atmosphere is paramount.

A few thoughtful and inexpensive changes can make a significant difference to the overall experience of any waiting area.Read More