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Design in the windows of the Wellcome Trust headquarters

The front windows of the building are seen by over 1.8 million passers by each year, providing the perfect opportunity to engage the public with our work.

Our window display changes at least once a year, with each one providing a unique artistic interpretation of what we do.

Tools of the Trade, by Stuart Haygarth, is a series of six light installations created from plastic and glass laboratory equipment used in scientific research and experiments.

The items have been chosen for their aesthetic quality, the form taking prominence over their purpose. Using glassware for its sensuality and plastic items for their impact, the installations form molecular-like structures and prompt new perspectives on these functional, scientific objects.

Elevating the commonplace or discarded object is a central tenet of Stuart Haygarth’s work. His exquisite designs and installations employ the flotsam and jetsam of daily life.

“My work revolves around everyday objects, collected in large quantities, categorised and presented in such a way that they are given new meaning,” he says. “It’s about banal and overlooked objects gaining new significance.”

Find out about our previous window displays

Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK T:+44 (0)20 7611 8888