Imaginary Menagerie 2014
Wood, vinyl and paint
7th Floor Royal London Hospital
Interested in exploring the intersection between art and stylish wooden toys, designers Zoe Miller and David Goodman of Miller Goodman have taken inspiration from their wooden toy collection PlayShapes – a bag of 74 different shaped wooden pieces that have endless possibilities when played with creatively. Corridors and walls throughout the ward are embellished with their distinctive wooden animals and geometric patterns; from monkeys to giraffes, flowers to hearts. Vinyl and larger wooden artworks feature throughout adding colour and texture to otherwise blank and bare walls.
Zoe Miller and David Goodman say:
“Wood is a traditional warm medium that soulfully ages softening with play. It is traditional and always evokes childhood memories of play. We hope that the mix of bright vinyl colours and wooden characters encourages and entertains the child as well as wishes them a speedy recovery.”
Photography by Jess Bonham