Hart Miller Design brings the philosophy of hospitality and workplace design to healthcare

“With a focus on the individual experience, wellbeing and productivity – we have set out to create a radically different experience of a healthcare environment.” says Hart Miller Design co-founder and design director, Anna Hart.

This transformative approach has delivered a unique staff wellbeing hub for London’s St George’s Hospital.

Bringing their award-winning experience from the hospitality and workplace sectors Hart Miller have created a wellbeing hub that enables a mind and body re-set. Hart Miller were tasked with creating a destination for staff that one would be more likely discover in a hotel lobby or workplace. The result is a wellbeing hub that delivers an injection of joy and vibrancy to each day – a place to pause and regenerate.

“Wellbeing of staff within the NHS has always been important but perhaps never so high up on the agenda” says senior designer Stuart Watt. “This space will enable critical moments of respite to a highly-valued workforce”

The design addressed functional aspects of the space ensuring every material was durable and easy to clean, but never clinical. Instead, there is a focus on human interaction, tactile materials and biophilia.

Furniture is grouped for both social and private moments – sharing a moment around the table connecting with colleagues or taking time out. Colour brings a feeling of joy through the commission of local graphic artist Supermundane to provide a punchy backdrop with his signature geometric images.

Working to an incredibly tight timeline this project was supported very generously by a team of suppliers brought together by Hart Miller including and with thanks to MARK Product, Tektura, Modus, Urban Planters, Phusei and Panaz.

This project was generously made possible and supported by the St George’s Hospital Charity. “We’re delighted to have been able to support St George’s Hospital Trust to provide a new space where staff can escape their busy workplace and take a moment for themselves. The design and the integrated artwork has transformed the environment into a welcoming, compassionate and attractive space that will support staff wellbeing.”  Helena Copsey, Arts Manager, St George’s Hospital Charity.

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