Mind the Gap

Date: 2006 - 2007

Principal Investigators: Lorna Bircham and Sue Ridge

Funded by: Central Middlesex Hospital and Chelsea College of Art and Design

This project was a collaboration between TED member Lorna Bircham and public artist and Chelsea colleague Sue Ridge.

This research was undertaken with the support of the Central Middlesex Hospital who are currently undergoing extensive regenerative building work and are involved with the Art in Healthcare programme. “After evaluating statistics regarding the pros and cons of single use versus reusable gowns, we decided to use a high grade nonwoven polyester fabric which could be simply and cheaply manufactured using sonic welding joins. The first prototype gown is made from a fabric that is 100% recyclable.”

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