NeoCon 2017 | The Future of Healthcare & Industry Trends

NeoCon 2017 Recap

The largest office furniture trade show in North America is a global platform for commercial interiors. Located at the Mart in Chicago, this year’s 49th annual event was held from June 12-14 and hosted 50,000 design professionals from around the world.  The event, known for its display of innovation, caters to vertical markets from hospitality to corporate and education to healthcare.


Healthcare is no different than any other market, as it’s incredibly important to consider trends – regardless the size of project. NeoCon showcased the newest up and coming trends, and although predictable they can be easily implemented and extremely influential to a facility’s successful business model.

 – Active Waiting Room –

Similar to commercial office environments, healthcare facilities are providing their patients with a variety of spaces to be productive while they wait. Standing height counters allow multiple visitors to plug-in; whether its to do their work, charge personal devices or even participate in healthcare provided educational programs. This type of work space can be flawlessly executed in an existing waiting space or incorporated into a brand new design.Kimball Health active waiting room

Kimball Health | Alterna

A new product launch for Kimball Health, the Alterna casework series has an endless amount of configurations and customization capabilities.  In comparison to the more predictable millwork solution in the healthcare arena, Alterna also boasts modularity.  It’s components can be easily modified without having to disrupt the surrounding environment and in turn create less down time, inspiring facility departments to implement it into their furniture standards.

And with a wide variety of materials and hardware options, this product can be designed for any healthcare facility, providing function for all types of spaces from waiting rooms to exam rooms to treatment bays.

Kimball | Pep Seating

The new side chair and stool duo from Kimball are stylish, comfortable and most importantly functional for any type of healthcare space.  Pep is light weight and it’s poly seat is easily cleanable, making it a dream for EVS staff.  The sled base stool, shown in the active waiting room, is the perfect solution for patients to plug-in and pull up to the counter. Its companion chair is available with a four-leg base, in the same poly colors, and looks lovely in a cafe environment.

Kimball Health | Spruce Occasional Tables

Also launched at this year’s NeoCon is the coordinating occasional table series within the Spruce Lounge collection.  Coffee and side tables are available in the same finishes and table top materials making this series a complete solution for healthcare waiting spaces.

Spruce lounge with occassional tablesThe solid surface top has an optional spill groove making it perfect for waiting room and patient spaces.  The Cupron solid surface, which continuously kills harmful bacteria within 2 hours of exposure, can be applied in areas of concern like high traffic spaces and Emergency Department waiting rooms. Cupron solid surface is shown below, in grey, on the Sanctuary bedside cabinet.

Wait times are unfortunately part of the operation, but facilities are recognizing that when their visitors are offered a variety of solutions to distract the mind, stress levels are reduced and overall patient satisfaction rates are increased.

– Mixed-Use Consultation Rooms –

Consultation spaces are being designed to support a variety of meeting types and allow patients to relax during stressful visits. Comfortable seating, positioned adjacent to an enclosed exam area, creates a place for patients and their loved ones to sit together while learning about diagnosis and treatment options. Chicago_2017_31a

Kimball | Pairings

The two seat lounge with 8″ arm is perfectly sized for family members to sit together, allowing room for one more to perch on the arm. Pairings can also be configured for spaces with limited privacy by adding the side and back panels. Coordinating occasional tables are also available.Pairings 2seater with coffee table

AllSeating|Foster Patient Rocker

Patients can find comfort in smaller scaled chairs, like rockers or gliders, in mixed-use consultation rooms. The newest addition to the Foster seating collection from AllSeating was highlighted at this year’s NeoCon. The Patient Chair with rocker base inspires a calming motion and has a relaxing effect.

Design professionals understand that with the correct material application, lounge furniture can also be utilized in exam rooms to provide comfort to patients and their loved ones. Environmentally conscious and high performance upholstery are abundant in the industry and Xorel, by Carnegie Fabrics, is one of the top contenders in the healthcare arena.  These plant-based textiles are embossed with new graphic patterns, creating depth and texture that can be applied as wallcoverings or upholstered on furniture.

Xorel|2017 Product Launches

By providing functional and comfortable seating for the medical professionals, patients and their loved ones, mixed use consultation rooms can satisfy a variety of different needs and allow healthcare facilities to maximize their square foot utilization.

– Hospitality-Driven Treatment Bays –

Depending on the treatment, patients are required to spend several hours sitting in their chair. This lengthy amount of time can increase the patient’s level of stress and cause further complications to their recovery.  Therefore, it is crucial to provide spaces that promote relaxation.  By taking cue from spa-like environments from the hospitality industry, treatment bays are being designed to minimize stress and encourage effective recuperation.

Infusion Bay _ Villa Health Sleep Sofa. Alterna. Sanctuary. Meadow

Kimball Health now has a full line of furniture that can be utilized in these types of spaces.  The Meadow patient recliner can be specified with a variety of different options, customizing the features to aid in the particular treatment type. The Villa Health Sleep Sofa provides seating and storage for family members to wait while their loved ones receive treatment. The newest product launch – Alterna – offers unlimited storage components, including locker spaces, open cubbies and wardrobes.  Wall mounted panels are available in coordinating finishes to help protect the wall from damage and make these spaces feel more hospitality-like.

Carolina | Saven Rocker

Saven Rocker

One of Carolina’s newest healthcare launches is the Saven Rocker. It was designed for mothers and their babies, but can provide a resting place that helps all types of patients restore through its gentle, soothing motion.  The adjustable arms make this chair comfortable for all body sizes and allows nursing staff to tend to patients more easily.

Concertex | 2017 product launches

Concertex released twelve new Phthalate Free Vinyls, with exclusive ClearShield™ + Graffiti-Free® Layers, that are perfect for all healthcare environments.  These soft-handed, coated fabrics are bleach cleanable have 500,000+ double rubs.

Applying hospitality design aesthetics into treatment spaces creates a calming environment, aids in the recovery process and enhances the overall patient experience.

These trends made their way into the 2017 NeoCon showrooms and although some are already available, many of these new products will emerge in the coming months.

For quick reference to the Kimball 2017 product launches – check out this quick look book: Fresh for 2017

About CDI

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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.

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:

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Integra: Durable, Stylized Comfort

Integra, Apres Lounge Series | Photo Credit: Jenny Crubaugh, J Cru Conctract Furnishings Inc.

[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.

Integra, Coastal Collection | Photo Credit: Jenny Crubaugh, J Cru Conctract Furnishings Inc.

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.

island seat detail

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


Kimball Office | Sycamore

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.

For more information, pricing or to schedule a showroom tour, please contact:
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Corporate Office & Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI  53186
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