Healthcare Waiting Rooms | Connection. Respite. Rejuvenation.

Healthcare waiting rooms are being purposefully designed to offer a variety of destinations. Facilities are enhancing the overall experience by inviting patients & their families to reduce stress & find strength in whichever method suits them best.
Kimball Health offers a wide range of waiting room furniture that can be applied to the three most common destinations for recharging in a healthcare environment.
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Connection. Space which allows multiple family members to sit together & have a comfortable conversation outside of the patient room. Technology supports families to connect remotely in addition to face-to-face conversation.

Respite. When loved ones need time & space to turn their minds off, correctly designed seating destinations provide areas that alleviate stress.

Rejuvenation. Cafe spaces & seating arrangements located throughout an expansive hospital, radiate positive energy and are a great space for families to visit when they need a little boost.

By identifying locations for each of these destinations, healthcare facilities are able to provide their visitors with the best possible experience.

CONNECTION | Kimball – Pairings

Merging simple lounge collections, this versatile series was designed to provide quiet, solitary zones in tandem with more lively gathering spaces.ThoughtStarters_Pairings_LongandLean_5-10Pairings adapts to its surrounding environment, supporting varying degrees of privacy in an era of open space engagement. Family members, and staff alike, can utilize this lounge offering for impromptu conversation space or a place to sit down & quick recharge.  Gallery_Pairings_6-FINAL

For family members needing to connect with loved ones in remote locations, having access to power is crucial. And, with a variety of technology & privacy offerings, Pairings provides the perfect place to sit for any length of time.  The shades offer for acoustical and visual privacy for particularly sensitive conversations.

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RESPITE | Kimball – Spruce & Nash

Spruce is a family of seating extending across lounge, guest, tandem and patient. This highly adaptable, mid-century modern collection offers both aesthetic and functional value. The high back lounge chair, shown in the photo below, gives family members a great place to take solitude and escape from stress, even just for a few moments.

Paired with gorgeous architectural elements and cheerful upholstery, the guest (and bariatric guest) chair offer comfortable seating in spaces designed for spiritual reflection.

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And with beautifully designed arm caps & clean out details, the Spruce collection can be utilized in most any healthcare environment.

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With an endearing form, Nash adds flare and function to an array of interior settings – especially healthcare environments.Gallery_Nash_7 _ Cropped

Put together with the necessary healthcare fabrics & finishes, the Nash lounge chair radiates beauty.  The curved back and combination of contoured & straight legs makes Nash a wonderful alternative to the typical wall-saver chair.

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REJUVENATION | Kimball – Villa

Villa is a modular lounge collection equipped to support a variety of individual or group activities. It can be arranged in endless configurations or used in freestanding arrangements.  A series of privacy back two-seat lounge pieces create a banquette in a cafe space.Cafe Banquette recolored

Optional full-height SHADE™ privacy divider panels can be positioned in either private or semi private configurations.

The path from patient room to rejuvenation spaces can be quite lengthy. A series of Villa’s single-seat high back lounge chairs, positioned along a main circulation path, provide visitors with a quick touchdown spot in an otherwise busy area.

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Competition within the healthcare market is continuing to grow.  So it is crucial, now more than ever, to design facilities that cater to patients & their family members.  And because no two visitors are alike – facilities are offering a variety of seating solutions to  promote the best possible experience for the greatest number of people. Destinations that provide connection, respite & rejuvenation are yielding the highest overall satisfaction ratings.

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Integra: Durable, Stylized Comfort

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[Walworth, WI] is home to a furniture manufacturing facility like no-other in the commercial industry – Integra. This family-owned & operated company prides themselves on functional style, durability and most importantly; customer service. Their ongoing relationships with education & healthcare facilities within the state, and around the country, are a true testimony to this rapport.

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Integra offers several product lines with a full family of seating, providing the option to utilize the same design aesthetic throughout different spaces within a facility.

And with new product offerings, like the Summit Lounge Chair shown above, Integra has a variety of  different looks to compliment most any healthcare environment. Designed for maximum durability, offering a 1000 lb drop test rating & a 2000 lb weight limit, this piece boasts beauty & brawn!Integra Summit Chair _ clean out detail

The clean out detail on the Summit lounge chair is discrete & highly functional.

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And, the “island seat detail” [Integra|Tide lounge series] serves as a functional clean-out for healthcare environments, as well.  Note the close up shot of the patented “Steel Cam-&-Pin Top to Leg Connection” from Integra. This is what gives the furniture pieces their extreme durability & ability to replace components with ease.

Integra has worked very hard to build a wonderful reputation in the industry.  Their adherence to principles and their commitment to innovation truly speak volumes.  And, their confidence in their product offering is fully supported with a Lifetime Warranty!

In addition, Integra is proud to be a Nationally Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise Enterprise [WBE] and Woman Owned Small Business [WOSB] through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council [WBENC].  If you have the opportunity to work with both Integra and Corporate Design Interiors your project can achieve double the minority spend, as both organizations are WBE certified.

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Patient Room Furniture: Comfort for EVERYONE

Kimball Health focuses on better outcomes for patients, their families, the staff that heals them and the environments surrounding them.  Villa™ Health, Meadow™, and Sanctuary™ were each designed with this as the primary focus.

Kimball Health | Villa Sleep Sofa

Noticeable support. Thoughtful features.  That’s what the Villa Sleep Sofa delivers. In a variety of styles, it invites guests to get comfortable on its 72” sleep surface for a quick nap or overnight stay. And depending on the allotted space or unique room footprint, Villa can be designed to-the-inch.

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With a plethora of design options [including drawer configurations, arm cap details & power modules] Villa helps make patient rooms functional for guests, no matter the length of the stay.

The Villa Health Sleep Sofa is the perfect sleepover solution for family and guests.

Kimball Health | Meadow

Meadow is a holistic family of recliners dedicated to providing comfort & function within the healing environment.


Designed to fit all body types and sizes, Meadow helps medical providers to safely transport patients with ease, while addressing spatial efficiency for a variety of applications.

Whether Meadow is being used in treatment bay application or placed in a small NICU room to provide parents with needed rest & comfort, this recliner truly aids in the healing process and can be used as a facility-wide solution.


Day or night, Meadow offers precise movement that feels personal to every individual. From smooth glide capabilities to a reclining sleeping position, the Meadow Glider Recliner can be adjusted to the ideal position for comfort.

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Kimball Health | Sanctuary

The versatile design menu of materials, pull styles and base options provide easy solutions for creating a custom look without the custom price. Kimball’s expert contract furniture legacy heralds in meticulous design and precision engineering, resulting in Sanctuary’s solid, well-crafted patient room casegoods.


And, with so many different combinations of finishes and drawer configurations, this bedside cabinet can satisfy any design aesthetic.

The spill-groove top, along with the different technology offerings, make the Sanctuary the perfect addition to any patient space.

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Sycamore Healthcare


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Healthcare furniture designed to make patients and visitors more comfortable. 
There’s one thing both patients and visitors of medical facilities agree on: No matter how short their stay, the wrong furniture can make it feel like an eternity. The Sycamore furniture line, from Kimball Health, is about to change all that. With unique ergonomic features and special spring seating in its lounge, loveseat, and sofa, Sycamore is a great choice for extended periods of sitting.

Its wall-saver design, small footprint, and choice of lounge, guest, tandem, and multiple seating configurations make it the perfect solution for both public spaces & high density waiting areas.

Patient, motion patient, bariatric, and hip chair options offer ideal seating for patients and allow designers the ability to carry the same aesthetic throughout the facility.


Choose the Sycamore Metal version to combine all the comfort of Sycamore with the durability of a metal frame. Plus, all Sycamore models come with a variety of standard features and options to help customize the right chair for every application. With a multitude of finish selections and arm cap options, this collection can be designed to work within any healthcare environment.

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By utilizing Sycamore seating in the waiting and inpatient rooms, healthcare facilities can rest assured that their patients and visitors will be comfortable no matter how long the wait.

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Giving Employees Healthier Options with Xsede Height Adjust

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Giving employees a healthier option for their workspace.
Today’s employers are doing more to support employee wellbeing.  Architects and designers are designing for workplace wellbeing. And now with Kimball Office’s new Xsede height adjust desks; an employee’s work surface can support it as well.
With the touch of a button, Xsede height-adjustable benches and tables allow employees to seamlessly shift between sitting and standing. Freeing them from the negative health effects of staying in the same position for their entire workday.

Xsede is designed to work anywhere in any space. It can be used as a freestanding table in a private office. As a benching arrangement that can support employees working together — even if the work surface heights they enjoy are completely different. You can even add privacy panels to Xsede for workers who need their own space.

With a power/data beam stretching from end to end Xsede not only keeps phones, computers, and other devices powered throughout the day, it keeps cords neatly organized and out of sight. Which means, with Xsede you can satisfy employees who want a healthier workspace and those who want one that’s less cluttered.


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Top 3 Benefits of Employee-Centric Workplace Design


It’s no surprise that when a person feels genuinely cared for, they also feel inclined to reciprocate the same gesture. It’s no different in a professional workplace setting. Employees that feel valued by their respective company are more engaged, strive to exceed goals and contribute their best to the company’s overall success.

Traditionally, employee-centric companies focus on demonstrating their care for the physical, emotional, social, and mental needs of employees (as a whole person) by offering flex-time, wellness plans, recognition programs and the like. But looking at the overall well-being of an employee also means it’s important to meet those needs within the workplace environment itself on a day-to-day basis. Employee-centric workplace design is the best way to meet those needs and it not only makes employees feel valued and cared for, it provides three additional benefits:

Develops Stronger Relationships

Collaborative spaces – According to the 2016 Gensler research findings, the most innovative employees spend almost half of their time working in collaboration with others, either in person or via technological devices. Designing a space that invests in the individual employees, allowing them ease of collaboration and choice in where they work helps to foster strong working relationships. top-3-post-colab-image

Amenity spaces – Gensler has also found that successful employees have 2 times more access to amenities. Designing several spaces for employees to work in is great, but designing additional spaces for them to unplug from work is very beneficial. These spaces provide time for employees to build inter-personal relationships at the workplace and demonstrates that the company cares for the individual on a personal level by giving them some personal space and time.


Connection/Purpose – The study also demonstrates the importance of designing a space that helps employees feel a strong connection to their managers and the company’s overall mission and impact on the community at large. This connection not only builds stronger relationships with individuals, but strengthens the relationship of the employee to company.


Promotes Overall Health

Support station designThe Ted Moudis Workplace Report has found that “convenience is no longer king” when it comes to support stations. It’s a widely-known fact that over two-thirds of the workforce is disengaged from their work, and workplace stress is on the rise, afflicting 8 out of 10 workers. To combat stress and disengagement, well-purposed space for communal technology is now designed with exercise in mind. Instead of having a printer at each employee work station, a centralized location encourages healthy and frequent movement throughout the work day, improving overall health and aids in refocused engagement.


Incorporate nature – “Biophilic design (designing a space that connects people to nature) can reduce stress, enhance creativity and clarity of thought, improve our well-being and expedite healing,” according to Browning, Ryan & Clancy in the 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design. So naturally, workplaces that incorporate nature in their design respectively improve the overall health and well-being of its employees.

Work space adjustability – The Gensler report has also found that employees work better in spaces that are more easily adjustable as it’s one of the key factors for consideration in workplace design. Adjustability not only creates ease of utilization at a workspace, it also promotes improved health of employees by its ability to be customized to an individual’s posture. Good posture and healthy physical workplace practices create comfort, reduces stress headaches and also contributes to overall health.


Drives Innovation

Choice – Gensler’s research study states that “Innovative companies are 5X more likely to have workplaces that prioritize both individual and group workspace.” As stated earlier, almost half of an innovative employee’s time is spent working in groups, which naturally means that almost half of their time is spent doing the opposite. The secret to helping your employees succeed in both of these endeavors is to create more functional workspaces, allowing them the choice to move freely from individual focused work stations to collaborative workspaces. The fact that they are able to make these choices promotes innovation.


Purposeful use of spaceOverall, the results of the Gensler study have proven what we’ve believed to be true all along: The design of a workplace has a direct effect on a company and its employees’ innovation and creativity.

On average, employees at innovative companies have better-designed, more functional workspaces that unlock creative potential,” says Diane Hoskins, co-CEO at Gensler. “Employees truly flourish when they have room to not only collaborate but also have space to focus, and are empowered to work when and how they work best—both within their workplace, and in other locations outside it.”


 Why is all of this important?

Designing an employee-centric workplace helps to meet the needs of the employees collectively and as individuals, aiding them to become the best versions of themselves. When a person is at their best, they perform their best. Knowing that the company cares about their workspace needs, yields stronger workplace relationships, healthier employees, and unlocks creativity and innovation.


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Want to learn more? Come and visit our showrooms to experience the depth of what CDI has to offer. Learn first-hand how we combine aesthetics, innovation, creativity, functionality, versatility and nature into the space that perfectly suits your needs and helps your employees create their best work.

About the Author

heather-headshot-2016Heather Nemoir, IIDA, is Partner and General Manager at Corporate Design Interiors whose goal is to help clients realize the possibilities through innovation in their workplace environments.  She holds a B.S. Degree in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is NCIDQ Certified #026717.

About CDI

CDI is a cutting-edge commercial furniture dealership that believes thoughtful design and strategic planning are critical components in the success of every project. We can help companies achieve their business vision and goals and help maintain your workplace investment. CDI creates functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement.

CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

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CDI Wins “Best In Show” at Strut 2016

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For the fourth consecutive year, Corporate Design Interiors (CDI) took home an award at the STRUT Wisconsin event hosted by IIDA WI. This year they exceeded all expectations by winning “Best In Show” for their two-piece garment representing the classic nursery rhyme “Ring Around the Rosie”.  The “Ring O’ Roses” design team, consisted of Jen Kilp, Kelly Hamilton, Aly Cleveland, Taylor Gillogly and industry collaborator, Stephanie Savage from Maharam.


This year’s theme for the annual STRUT fashion show event was “Once Upon A Time” Garments of Fictional Tales & Rhymes.  The event took place at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, which created a perfect backdrop to this year’s darker theme.  Watch as model, Kelly Hamilton, takes to the runway and creates an eerily beautiful display of their garment.

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With a unanimous decision on the “Best In Show” award, it was clear to the judges that there was an incredible attention to detail with it being a complex piece requiring hundreds of hours of hand work.  “Finding the time to dedicate to the project while juggling our work/home balance was our biggest challenge” explained Jen Kilp, Director of Design for CDI. “Our concept included so many pieces and the materials were difficult to manipulate so it was a long and slow process.”

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CDI’s award-winning garment consisted of two separate pieces; the first is the cape which represents the “Posies” in the rhyme and the second is the main dress that represents the “Ashes” portion of the rhyme. The two pieces create a stark contrast between the seemingly cheery children’s rhyme of roses and the dark origin of the rhyme, depicting the macabre nature of the Black Plague.

strut-2016-cdi-cape-detailThe hooded, floor length cape consists of 8 different wool upholsteries from the Kvadrat by Maharam Divina collection, originating in Denmark. We selected a rose-colored palette which ranged from deep burgundies to rich plums to delicate shell pinks. Each flower began as a circle that was then cut into a spiral then rolled and hand stitched to secure the layers. Some of the wools were so dense that a needle nose pliers was required to pull the needle through the rolled flower. These flowers were then sorted by color and then carefully sewn onto the cape to create depth and interesting color transitions. Each flower is unique with a variety of cutting methods as well as sizes ranging from a beginning circle that was 12″ to as small as a 4″ circle. In all, our team made over a 1000 roses of which 750 were applied to the cape. We also used a light green window drapery material, Tabby by Maharam, to create small leaves which we placed sporadically between the flowers to create the illusion of small bouquets. The cape alone weighed 7.5 lbs and with the addition of the flowers, the total weight is 19.9 lbs.


The floor length dress consists of four different fabrics, including a heavy woven wool upholstery, contrasted by light window sheers. It was our goal to manipulate the fabrics to the point that they were unrecognizable from their original state, just as the plague would deconstruct the human body. The raw finishing of each of the materials helped us convey a dark and chaotic message that was a stark contrast from the beautiful flowers that were used to cover up the horrors of the plague.  The main dress is crafted from a window sheer material that we manipulated by stretching, pulling and ripping to create a tattered feel. The collar was made from a very delicate window sheer material that was cut into triangular sections, then sewn together with additional decorative stitches while leaving the edges raw and frayed. The sleeves and bottom of the dress were made from a thick woven upholstery which we deconstructed by removing all of the thick wool yarns to reveal a black understructure material that was then further deconstructed through pulling and ripping. The gray yarns were also repurposed for use in our model’s hair. We also used a raw wall-covering backing material that we dyed and shredded to create the feel of ashes.

“STRUT is a way for teams to come together to showcase the incredible design talent in our industry while stepping a little bit on the outside of our comfort zones.” replied Kilp. “I especially love seeing all of the amazing designs come together on the runway to create a spectacular show that is for a wonderful cause. As designers, we love to create and this is an opportunity to test those boundaries and shine.”

About STRUT:
Design teams from throughout Wisconsin are paired with manufacturer’s representatives from the interior design and architecture field to collaborate in creating unique, product-inspired couture. The annual STRUT event showcases fashion designs on the runway to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of WI.

About CDI:
CDI is a, WBE Certified, full service furniture dealership specializing in consulting, space planning, interior design, project management and installations of all sizes on a local, regional and national level. Their extensive product collections and value added services provide comprehensive furniture solutions that their team approaches with a passion, excitement and creativity. CDI is a “Select” Kimball Office Dealer. The “Select” status is Kimball’s premier dealer designation, which demonstrates dealership excellence in sales, service, financial stability, business processes and more.

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