Year2012
Executive ProducerCatherine Ugwu
Art DirectorDanny Boyle
Technical DirectorPiers Shepperd

London Olympic Ceremonies

LED Beds

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For the 2012 London Olympic Ceremonies, TAIT built 320 hospital beds with battery-operated LED pillows and duvets for a glowing choreographed performance.

Entirely waterproof, the duvets and pillows encased 20km of LED strips. In the evening, they formed a dazzling illuminated visual display of shapes and letters.

With sustainability in mind and as a key consideration for philanthropy, TAIT designed and built the LED beds according to hospital specifications to ensure they could be reused. After the event, TAIT and a group of volunteers stripped the electrics from all 320 beds. The beds were packed into eight sea containers, generously donated by Rock-It Cargo, for onward travel to a new home. TAIT partnered with Project Cure and Just a Bunch of Roadies to place all 320 beds in Tunisian hospitals where they continue to save and improve lives for years.

London Olympic Ceremonies
With sustainability in mind, TAIT designed and built these beds according to hospital specifications to ensure they could be reused.