Marthe Armitage

For our first commission at West Middlesex University Hospital, we approached internationally renowned British wallpaper designer, Marthe Armitage to design installations for the Cardiac Care Unit and older people's wards. Armitage, who lives locally to the hospital and works from a studio in Chiswick, is known for her hand-printed wallpapers, produced using the traditional technique of block printing. Based on our experience and research, and the advice of clinical staff, she adapted her intricate designs to be digitally printed onto vinyl, a material suitable for the hospital environment. Read more

CW+ Greenhaven

The CW+ Greenhaven was created in collaboration with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and renowned landscape artist Jinny Blom. This indoor garden provides a quiet space for patients to visit and get away from the ward, as well as a place for visitors and staff to enjoy. It gives patients a target to work towards with their physiotherapists, and research shows that for older patients, interaction with plants and foliage improves cognitive function and reduces agitated behaviour. 

Anouk Mercier 

Artist Anouk Mercier is currently our Drawer-in-Residence at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where she is using drawing as a tool to gather information and learn about hospital life. "Drawing is an excuse to enter and observe areas, as well as meet and chat with staff and patients", says Anouk, who studied at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and the University of the West of England in Bristol, where she is now Associate Lecturer at the Drawing Centre. 

Through her interactions and conversations with staff in all areas of the hospital, ranging from HIV clinics to the Post Room, Anouk has become fascinated with how and why they use drawing - or mark-making more generally - in their work. Read more

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