Chester Zoo - Wild Worlds

Three Talking Chairs - Chester Zoo

The Talking Chairs at Chester Zoo were launched at Wild Worlds, a festival of art, gardens and science taking place throughout the summer of 2018. They are chatting to visitors about the zoo's animals and the plants grown specially for them. 

 The Flamingo Chair  
Find out why flamingos are pink while watching them on the nearby lake.

photo Chester Zoo
The Flamingo Chair is surrounded by a pink and feathery garden.
I collaborated with the zoo's horticulture team in designing gardens to surround the chairs. 
The Catmint Chair.
Hear why catmint and other aromatic herbs are grown for the lions.
photo Chester Zoo 
The catmint chair is surrounded by the Enrichment Garden, planted with vegetables, herbs and flowers that are grown for the zoo's animals and birds.

photo Chester Zoo
The Thornbush Chair 
Listen to surprising facts about rhinos while watching the beautiful beasts - a seriously endangered species.

photo Chester Zoo
The Chair is shaped like a thorn bush, one of the animal's favourite foods


Creating the Chairs



The chairs were made by Wood & Wire in Hebden Bridge. Their exceptional skills turned the designs on paper into detailed pieces of furniture. They were painted at 

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Wild Worlds at Chester Zoo