Product> Design Diagnosis: 12 of the best new healthcare furnishings

Interiors, National, Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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regard-by-steelcase

(Courtesy Steelcase)

With the rise of evidence-based design, comfortable spaces are eclipsing clinical environments in healthcare facilities. These new products satisfy both the aesthetic and performance demands of the medical community.

Regard
Nurture by Steelcase

This system of waiting-area furniture is designed to adapt to a wide variety of spaces, and has features—flexible power locations, integrated tables, privacy booths—that allow people to connect or retreat.

assa_abloy_TRUEwood

(Courtesy Assa Abloy)

True Wood Rite Door
Assa Abloy/Adams Rite

Dual levers inset on either side of the door activate the top latching mechanism, allowing each leaf to function on its own, doing away with additional parts such as floor strikes, center latches, flush bolts, astragals, and coordinators.

designtex_Healthcare_Dart_PR_254_RGB

(Courtesy Designtex)

Dart
Designtex

This woven upholstery has a finish that provides high-level stain resistance and limited bleach cleanability. The patterned textile is offered in nine colorways.

Nemschoff_LI_PAL_SLEEP_867-37EN_P_201405_023_G

(Courtesy Nemschoff)

Flop Sofa, Palisade Collection
Nemschoff

For round-the-clock use, this sofa converts to a sleeper simply by adjusting the back cushion; there is no finger-pinching, heavy mechanism to maneuver. Lighting and power ports options. Designed by Jess Sorel.

DORMA_ICU300_3of3

(Courtesy Dorma)

ICU 300
Dorma

With single, bi-parting, or telescopic operation, these manual sliding doors allow for continuous observation of patients while providing quick and easy access in emergency situations.

pba_400-ALU

(Courtesy pba)

Programma 400 ALU
pba

This full collection of grab bars, shower seats, and other bathroom accessories is fabricated of anodized aluminum with nylon elements.

shaw_carpet_collective-time

(Courtesy Shaw Contract Group)

Collective Time
Shaw

In tiles and broadloom, this carpeting collection takes design cues from circadian rhythms, translating data into color and texture patterns. Lifetime commercial warranty; Cradle-to-Cradle Silver certified.

VitalSign_2of2

(Courtesy 290 Signs)

VitalSign
2/90 Sign Systems

This signage system relies on a magnetic tool—instead of human hands—to change medical alerts and icons, reducing the transmission of infectious disease in healthcare facilities.

QuickDrain_Barrier-Free-Bath

(Courtesy Quick Drain USA)

ProLine Drain
Quick Drain USA

Fabricated of 304 stainless steel and measuring 1.5 inches wide, this linear drain features an integrated flange, easing the installation of barrier-free showers. A sloped interior trench eliminates standing water in the drain.

USAI-Lighting-BeveLED-2.0-Color-Select

(Courtesy USAI Lighting)

Color Select
USAI Lighting

The first architectural LED downlighting fixture to offer independent control of both color temperature and intensity, this technology effectively mimics natural daylight and satisfies the needs of healthcare workers and patients alike.

pressalit_PLUS_supportarms_orange

(Courtesy Pressalit)

Plus System
Pressalit

Horizontal and vertical wall tracks and brackets allow bathroom fixtures to be repositioned as needed, with ease and precision. Fabricated of strong, lightweight aluminum and polystyrene, lifts are offered with a choice of manual, pneumatic, and electric power.

X-Ray-Glass-JCLL

(Courtesy McGrory Glass)

Corning Med-X Glass
McGrory Glass

The high barium and lead content of this glass is designed to shield against 80-300kV X-rays while providing an optically neutral appearance. With plates measuring up to 54 inches by 108 inches, it maximizes views for medical technicians.

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