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Royal London Hospital

21 February, 2015 |  by  |  No Comments

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I was recently commissioned to create artwork for the newly opened children’s ward in Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. Here is a little bit about the commission:

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ANIMAL-ED ROOMS

I wanted to make the signage understandable for the youngest children. As well as numbering the rooms I had the idea of ‘animal-ing’ them, giving each door and room an animal theme, actually I got the idea from one of my favourite artists, Katsumi Komagata. There’s a lion room, a parrot room, a fish room etc. Each room has the same elements but with a different animal, for example the lion room has the lion’s face labeled on the door, a framed print of the the lion and cub hiding in the grass, a framed woven rug of the lions portrait, and two vinyl stickers of the two lions chatting and running hidden somewhere on the walls.

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RUGS

The hand-woven rugs are all made by a fair trade group which I helped set up in Nepal. I thought that one of the nice things about using rugs was that they give a soft cosy feel to the room which otherwise feels a little cold and sterile.

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LIFE-SIZED DINOSAURS AND ELEPHANTS

In the corridors and shared spaces I wanted to make use of the large space to their best effect and so made a life-size grouping of different animals all together including a huge elephant and dinosaur peering down from the ceiling. They are all being looked after by a monkey dressed as a doctor. There is also a very long snake which runs the entire length of the corridor.

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In the playroom for a bit of fun there are five monkeys dressed in doctor’s white coats playing jazz  

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Along the length of another corridor is a giant 31 metre colourful snake being examined by another monkey doctor with a stethoscope.

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Vital Arts, who commissioned this also worked with some of my favourite artists on other wards including Donna Wilson, Morag Myerscough, Miller Goodman, Tord Boontje and Bob and Roberta Smith. This work for NHS public hospitals is all gratefully funded by private and corporate donations.

Take a look at the other beautiful commissions in the press coverage below.

We were even on the 6 o’clock BBC News!

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NODE launch at the DESIGN MUSEUM

24 February, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

Our collection of eighteen rugs is launching!

LOTS OF PUBLIC EVENTS SEE BELOW
come to the public opening in the DESIGN MUSEUM all day on saturday or the kids workshop on sunday

for the launch party
5th March 6-9.30pm in the Design Museum, London
RSVP to info (at) madebynode.com

Please come along to see the collection. There are a limited edition of 10 rugs by each of these amazing artists.

Beatrice Alemagna | Sanna Annukka | Lesley Barnes | Petra Borner | Chamo | Benji Davies | Chris Haughton | Clayton Junior | Jon Klassen | Micah Lidberg | Joe Magee | Geoff McFetridge | Neasden Control Centre | Patternity | Craig Robinson | Serge Seidlitz | Marcroy Smith | Kevin Waldron | Donna Wilson

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In addition to the launch night, the collection is open to the public at the events below:
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Fri 1st March
Design Overtime evening event in the gallery where the rugs are installed.
Drinks and music in designmuseum after hours
Chris Haughton will do a short talk (15-20min) about how the project happened
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Sat 2nd March 
Gallery open all day 10-17.45
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Sun 3rd March 
Chris Haughton book launch and workshop for kids in the gallery alongside the rugs 
Come down for a reading of A Bit Lost, Oh No George and see the new fair trade puppets and toys.
2.00-3.30pm
Free with museum entrance. Booking not required.
designmuseum.org/families/workshops

 

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Mon 4th March 
Pecha Kucha Night: Fair Trade theme
Talk is from 19.30 to 20.45. Drink afterwards until 21.30
PAID EVENT Buy tickets here:
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TUESDAY 5th March 
Morning Press event 9-11am

 

RUG LAUNCH PARTY
6-9.30pm
RSVP

 

 

watch the rugs in the collection being made here and follow us on facebook to see more:

 

 
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Creative Review front cover

29 November, 2012 |  by  |  No Comments

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wow! i cant believe the press our little fair trade start-up is getting!!! the front cover and a great feature in CREATIVE REVIEW!!!!
http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2012/november/december-12-issue

 

the design is by sanna annukka and is part of our collection for the design museum shop

 

visit the node site:
http://madebynode.com/
like them on facebook or follow on twitter to see these rugs in production as they are made