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Lighting up Mental Health

‘Citizens with the greatest need for comfort and reassurance are subjected to hostile-looking environments with none of the finesse and subtleties we would wish in order to provide convivial surroundings.’

A great article setting the benchmark for mental health facilities.  It is rare to see pendants suspended in a mental health establishment so it is brilliant to see it done successfully. Pendants were designed to be soft and unbreakable with a diffuse shape, suspended from the ceiling using low tension nylon wire, which break easily with any weight placed on it, therefore obviating ligature risk.

 

Wherever possible lighting was integrated at the Old See House.

http://www.designcurial.com/news/light-focus-lighting-up-mental-healthcare-4557348/

 

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.

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