Oliver Cox spent much time in his post at Hertfordshire Architects Department trying to collaborate with artists on the design of features of the schools. This example is of the flooring scheme developed by Cox with a tile manufacturer for production to be used across the county. This idea of mass producing building components was very popular after the Second World War when government funding and national resources were low.
Cox spent some time developing colour schemes for the floor tiles and walls. This is one of a series of thirty or more studies worked in a similar way to experiment with the decoration of the interiors. Each small perspective captures the light and airy atmosphere of the schools which was seen at the time as being something new.