The Nature Trail is a unique project for Great Ormond Street Hospital, designed to improve the experience for patients aged 1-16 on their way to the operating theatre. A large-scale distraction artwork, called The Nature Trail, which runs along the 50 metre stretch of corridor walls, has been created to help produce a calming, yet engaging, route to surgery.
Magically illuminated and animated 3D animal characters, such as hedgehogs, horses, birds, deer and frogs, appear through the foliage and forest depicted on the bespoke wallpaper, to engage and interact playfully with passers-by.
The interactive installation consists of two main elements — integrated LED panels and customised graphic wallpaper, which are embedded into the walls and cover both sides of the 50 metre stretch of corridor. The animals come to life when censors located in the ceiling sense movement below.
The Nature Trail comprises 70 LED panels, consisting of 72,000 LEDs in total, which are embedded into the wall surface at various heights in order to be accessible to varying eye levels and positions of patients travelling along the corridors. The bespoke printed wallpaper, created by Muraspec, is hospital grade, wipe clean and bacteria resistant.
Paris, France –
I remember a time before video games when you had to use your imagination to keep yourself entertained. A cardboard box was the perfect fort. Well guess what kids – it’s coming back. Low tech, ethical, chic and great to play with, thats the concept of the brands designer, Armelle Vetillard.
Do not underestimate children. This is the perfect canvas for little story tellers to thrive. Whether you are pretending to be a celebrity, bistro chef or mummy preparing a leg of lamb. Theres no end to the possible storylines with this contemporary theatre in reversible cardboard. These cardboard screens very quickly and easily become a game that has infinite possibilities.
It isasy to assemble, and very stable, the theatre consists of three sections which are printed on both sides; a floor-standing lamp and a cat on the living room side, and lots of fun utensils on the kitchen side! Plus, the television screen comes off and becomes a map of France to fill in on one side, and a drawing of a mini pop star on the other! And like a real theatre, your children can use their dolls or Action Man like puppets. Finished playing? The theatre folds up flat so it can easily slide under a bed or behind a cupboard.The theatre is made from 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard, made in France.
Dimensions when erected: H: 126cm, L: 65cm, Side: 15cm
Dimensions when flat: 100x126x1.5cm
Learn more here.