Florida Hospital for Women – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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Client: Florida Hospital for Women

Location: Orlando, FL, United States

Completion date: 2017

Project Team

Art Consultant

Carrie Bagnall

Skyline Art Services

Interior Designer

Robert Van Den Bogaert

Hunton Brady

Client

Mohammad Alai

Florida Hospital for Women

Artist

Dani Arce

Skyline Art Services

Overview

For a women’s hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, custom wall-coverings develop the theme of caring and comfort for children, illustrated by depictions of various creatures – deer, giraffes, bears – caring for their young. The style is sophisticated and quiet, not overly cute or cartoonish, with tightly defined colorways and layered, dimensional treatments in Type II vinyl, acrylic cut-outs, and painted, CNC-cut aluminum silhouettes, all presented together as sheltering woodland settings.

Goals

Credit for the original design intent belongs to Project Interior Designer Robert Van Den Bogaert of Hunton Brady. The woodlands theme takes advantage of empirical evidence that shows the healing effects of views of trees and the outdoors. The narrowly defined colorways of the wall treatments fit seamlessly into the larger design strategies for the unit, including flooring, paint colors, and finishes.

Process

In-house graphic designer Dani Arce brought her artistic talents to this project. Custom wall-covering included Type II vinyl, printed acrylic cut-outs, and painted, CNC-cut aluminum silhouettes, which were installed together in layers with hidden hardware or direct adhesive to create dimensional settings with texture and depth. The animal and botanical imagery were designed and printed with precisely determined colors and shimmering effects. The curved niches required bending aluminum and plastic precisely to fit within the 5/8” allowance. Elsewhere, the theme is developed with iconic animal images in a watercolor-style near elevator banks, and simple, cut-acrylic silhouettes applied directly to patient room walls