Designing furniture for commercial spaces requires extreme attention to detail, but for behavioral environments these finite details are even more critical. Engineered with patients’ health and safety in mind, behavioral furniture is manufactured with hidden or inaccessible hardware, rounded edges and corners and is equipped with extra frame reinforcement. With function as the primary focus, design has consequentially taken the back seat. However, that way of thinking is no-longer applicable. Behavioral health clinics, just like any other healthcare environment, understand that when patients are provided with calming, comfortable spaces, their recovery will be more successful.
Several manufacturers are partnering with well-respected designers to produce solutions that are not only appropriate for behavioral health environments, but aesthetically pleasing as well. Here is a breakdown of a few of our favorites:
Bay is a simplistic lounge offering within the Coastal collection from Integra. Its clean lines bode well in a behavioral health environment and its construction has no match. Each chair has a 2000lb weight capacity and can withstand a 1000lb drop test.
The discrete clean-out detail is perfect for wiping up spills and cleverly eliminates potential hiding spaces in areas with high-security risks.
Several of Integra’s collections offer a secure bottom cover with tamper-resistant fasteners that make these solutions applicable for any level of security.
Cassia’s sleek, linear profile gives off a fashionable, contemporary vibe. It’s design is also substantial, featuring an internal steel framework clad with engineered plywood for extreme durability.
Complimentary table options, with rounded edges, pair terrifically with this collection.
Carolina launched it’s first behavioral health collection at this year’s NeoCon. The collection is an expansion on the Serony series with an equally beautiful aesthetic. Lounge pieces are consistent in design, but provide safe, functional solutions for environments that need it. Serony blends the strength of metal with cleanable components in a warm, comfortable and stylish design.
With a variety of finishes for side panels and arm caps, the Serony series can be designed to fit in any environment. Group rooms and family visitation spaces would be the perfect application for the two and three seat models.
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.
Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI 53186
For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
Dana Marble, Healthcare Account Executive