Graduates Gareth Roberts and Coco Lom collaborate on stunning basketball court design
Gareth and Coco worked on the project with Pink Lady Apple and Islington Council reimagining a basketball court at Joseph Grimaldi Park, Islington.
Header image: Richard Bearpark
Image: Brian Bosche
The revamping of this basketball court has been funded by Pink Lady Apple and forms part of their ongoing commitment to creating ‘feel-good moments’.
“Although I have greatly enjoyed expressing my own design style on court, I take real joy in seeing how other might envision their work on the same canvas,” said Gareth, who acted as curator for the project.
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The design of the court is inspired by two elements – apples and movement.
“I started my research by investigating microscopic views of apples – from an apple leaf, to dried out apple pollen,” said Coco.
“From doing this, I discovered the most beautiful shapes and patterns, which I then used as inspiration for the design.”
Coco also looked at movement and the shifting energy of basketball players on the court during a game.
“Coco has completely changed this space into a beautiful and energising public work of art for the community” said Gareth.
“I hope the court will bring joy to people of all ages in the community, plus there’s never been a more important time for colour to inspire us to move our bodies,” said Coco.
The court is now open and free for public use.