Wooded Walls

Drab and dull designs in hospitals don’t help much to ease pain for patients – especially when the patients are kids. In an effort to improve children’s experience in the already-scary situation of surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital in London contracted lighting designer Jason Bruges Studio to create an installation in a corridor to anesthesia rooms. The result is a fanciful digital forest made up of embedded LED panels, in which animals frolic through trees in response to people walking by. The interactive display, including deer, horses, frogs, hedgehogs and more, has been such a great success that the hospital plans to extend it along remaining walls by 2017.