Kimball Wilder™ | Versatile Comfort Across Multiple Platforms

The final weeks of summer saw the launch of Kimball’s newest seating collection, Wilder™. Designed by David Dahl, the versatile collection features lounge, guest and benching solutions for multiple industry platforms. Simple clean-out design and an optional moisture barrier give Wilder the ability to meet the rigorous needs of healthcare facilities, while its soft shapes…

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NeoCon 2018 | Healthcare Review

In response to the healthcare industry’s consistent evolution, NeoCon’s 50th edition featured more patient-centric product launches than ever before. Feedback from facility workers, patients and their families has prompted manufacturers to engineer functional furniture that supports the modern healing environment. Whether in the form of minor enhancements to current collections or fresh product introductions, NeoCon’s…

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NeoCon 50 | Trends from the 2018 Shows

The largest event of the year for the commercial design and architectural industry has wrapped and we can thankfully say goodbye to those overwhelming elevator lines until next June. Thousands of design professionals in markets ranging from Education, Government, Healthcare and Workplace, converged at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart last week to celebrate NeoCon’s 50th edition and…

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Medical Spas | Engaging the Senses for a Restorative Healing Experience

More often than not, a trip to the spa is spurred on by the need for relaxation. Visitors anticipate a therapeutic experience that remedies small ailments and a frenzied mind, leaving with both body and spirit rejuvenated. In a world that constantly bombards our senses with unsolicited and often destructive stimuli, the sensory design of…

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Physical Therapy Clinic Design | Creating a Positive and Profitable Rehabilitation Space

Today’s healthcare arena is composed of countless providers and the offering of physical therapy clinics follows suit. Due to the overwhelming availability of specialized treatment facilities, patients must do their research in order to pinpoint a therapist that best fits their unique needs. While recovery focus, which can vary from occupational therapy to sports-related injury…

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Kimball Health Alterna™ | Response to Ever-Changing Patient Care

A continuing evolution of strategies for patient care and associated medical treatments has created the need for durable and adaptable furniture solutions in our healthcare environments. The design team at Kimball has recognized that need and responded with a forward-thinking product application – Alterna™.Also shown; Kimball | Pep Although there are a handful of similar…

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Furniture Solutions Influencing Today’s Seniors

Older generations are having conversations about the next phase of life and are trying to determine the best place to call their future home (or a loved one’s next home). The Silent Generation [ages 92-72] and Baby Boomers [ages 71-53] comprise the mass majority of people currently looking to live in senior communities and although…

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Patient Satisfaction through Enhanced Finishes

Evidence shows that cleaner surfaces have the potential to reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), so it is critical that appropriate, easily-cleanable furniture solutions are being specified to promote successful patient recovery. Although patient rooms are known as the primary culprit, any surface within a healthcare facility can harbor dangerous bacteria. Taking note of what materials and…

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Simplicity and Sophistication | The Slide Collection by Cumberland

Public spaces in healthcare facilities require furniture that allows its visitors to adjust and reconfigure as needed. In response to that need, Cumberland released a new, encompassing collection to add to their already well-established and elegant product offering. The Slide Collection addresses the changing need for how and where people sit and helps provide comfort…

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Natural Light | Bringing Your Office to Life

  No other medium has as big of an influence on our bodies and minds as light. A flurry of studies in the past decade have proven that sunlight and other natural elements boost the physical and mental health of the human body. However, as individuals spend more and more time in workspaces with little…

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