Boex sets the benchmark

Boex's letter bench
Boex's letter bench

A Porthleven-based 3D design company recently won a commission with a Bristol hospital.

Boex Creative Solutions designed an outdoor seat for the entrance area of Frenchay Hospital, Bristol. Sam Boex explained: “The piece needed to be welcoming and positive to arriving patients and visitors – a place where they would feel comforted and reassured.”

After working closely with staff and patients, the concept of the bench was decided on: a folded postcard from an actual letter sent by a patient who stayed at the hospital.

‘…I would like you to know what a wonderful job all the members of staff on that ward

are doing, they were kind, polite and caring, no job was too much for them to make

my stay on the ward as comfortable as possible.’

The message reassures new patients about the experience they will have during their stay. Made from hardwood, the letters are carefully hand carved to create a personal tone. The seat is supported on a stainless steel frame.