Patterned seating fabric


cf stinson introduces Patty Madden Software, which comes in eight high-performance patterns and 139 fresh colors for healthcare seating.

Wireless shade control system


Sivoia® QS Wireless is the newest shading solution from Lutron. This family of products offers simple, scalable solutions for both new applications and retrofit installations, and provides touch-of-a-button daylight control. There is no communication wiring required, which reduces installation time and costs. The design allows customizable placement of the new wireless PicoTM control, which can be used as a handheld remote, wall-mounted keypad, or tabletop remote. Sivoia QS Wireless is available in a full line of window treatment styles, including roller shades, drapery track systems, skylight shades, and Roman shades.

Healthcare sleeper sofa


David Edward introduces the Grand Island Sleeper, a high-performance sleeper sofa developed for the specific needs of the healthcare community. This product's features allow for many custom options for maximum versatility in a variety of stylistic contexts.

Vinyl flooring tiles


Saga2 by Gerflor is vinyl flooring tiles with an acoustic backing made of pure vinyl and cork. It comes in wood, mineral, textile, and natural designs in gray, beige, and blue colors. Saga2 tile is high-pressure “calendered” flooring, which means it is pressed in order to strengthen it and guard against static and dynamic indentations. It has a 100% PVC wear layer of 0.7 mm thickness to ensure excellent resistance to heavy foot traffic and is treated with Gerflor's patented no-polish-for-life treatment Protecsol. Saga2 is 100% recyclable at the end of its life cycle.

Healthcare recliners


Krug introduces the Jordan Sleep Recliner. Built to last with high-strength steel, Delrin wear pads, and the 4 Position Infinitely Adjustable Mechanism, this chair is suitable for high-traffic, intensive-use healthcare environments. In addition, all Jordan Recliners are now available with the option of a Patient Transfer Arm and Swing Away Tablet.

Architectural entrance mats


Pedisystems® architectural entrance mats and grids by Construction Specialties are now available with three new insert options. Designers can now specify environmentally friendly recycled rubber inserts in 70 colorways. FSC-Certified wood inserts including: teak, IPE, bamboo, and cork. And Pedisystems can now include any custom hard-backed carpet you specify. The architectural grid, PediTred®, now carries MBDC Cradle to Cradlesm Silver Certification.

Occasional tables


Accentuated by a distinctively slender metal leg design, Achella occasional tables by Arcadia achieve a sophisticated balance between simplicity and substance. Used as a complement to Achella lounge and bench seating or equally by themselves, the tables are offered in round, square, and rectangle shapes with three fixed-leg finishes.

Floor covering solutions


Forbo Flooring Systems launches its new Marmoleum Global 3 collection, meeting the needs of architects, designers, and facility managers looking for stylish floor covering solutions that are ecologically sound and economically advantageous.

Mosaic wallcovering


Manhattan Square from Versa Wallcovering is a mosaic of blocks in varying sizes. The upscale woven-leather look comes in a palette of 18 leather-like colors ranging from creams and white to grays and rich, deep accents. The Type II vinyl wallcovering is made with Second-Look recycled technology that includes 20% recycled content. See the new Versa design at D.L. Couch, NeoCon Booth 8-7038.

Hospital seating system


Sittris is a hospital seating system designed to address the major issues in healthcare today such as infection control, patient comfort and dignity, worker health and safety, and liability issues. Visit Sittris in NeoCon Showroom 373, Third Floor, Merchandise Mart.

Bariatric seating collection


KI's Arissa Collection recently won a Nightingale Award at HEALTHCARE DESIGN.08. The company has earned the award for every new healthcare product it has launched since 2005. The Arissa Collection was designed after research that showed that many obese individuals feel anxious in waiting rooms and lobbies, worried that the seating may not support their weight and self-conscious about sitting in a seat that is clearly made for larger people. The result is a durable, universal seating collection that relies on a unique, patent pending seat geometry which supports up to 750 pounds without appearing oversized or overly delicate.

PVC-free flooring


CBC (AMERICA) is introducing a redesigned, technologically advanced WELS Sheet, under the CERES PVC-Free Flooring line. Responding to growing demand for durable PVC-free flooring products, CERES has developed a nonporous, cross-linked reinforced polyurethane wear surface. The surface provides resistance to scratching, scuffing, stains, dirt, chemicals, solvents, and acids. WELS Sheet is seamless sheet flooring, offering environmental and maintenance benefits. Low-maintenance features make it simple to keep the floor looking like new.

Nontoxic activity station


The Submarine Activity Station is part of the Greenplay Group Loop Collection by Skyline Design. Built to last using nontoxic colorants, composite wood, urea formaldehyde-free MDF, FSC-certified veneers, and durable low-VOC finishes, Greenplay products may contribute to LEED credits.

Height-adjustable seating solution


The Snowball Phlebotomy chair by Spec Furniture offers both a functional and stylish choice for medical facilities. Padded arms are height-adjustable, providing optimal comfort for the patient and the caregiver. Arms can be individually adjusted with quick release mechanisms. Optional 22" and 26″ seat widths make it easy to enter and exit the chair easy.

Wire-free locking system


Mul-T-Lock's Interactive® CLIQ® electromechanical security platform offers wire-free, easy-to-install, smart locking. Capable of instantly activating/deactivating key authorizations, scheduling keys, giving audit trail reports, and more, CLIQ is ideal for healthcare applications. With a wide range of easy retrofit solutions, CLIQ is perfect for securing records, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, etc., meeting HIPAA standards, and catering to the needs of ever-changing staff schedules and responsibilities.

Quartz surfaces


Staron® Surfaces, a division of technology leader Samsung, has added six colors to its Radianz collection of quartz surfaces. Radianz is comprised of more than 93% mined quartz crystals, one of the hardest minerals found in nature. Color-controlled quartz crystals are blended with technologically advanced polymers resulting in a high-gloss material that is durable and resistant to scratches, chipping, and staining. Radianz has received two GREENGUARD certifications for low-emitting indoor building materials and has been recognized for its impact on indoor air quality by having no measurable radon gas emissions.

Art glass pendants


A new series of textured and patterned “art glass” pendants has been released by Nora Lighting for use in residential, hospitality, and commercial installations. Inspired by images in nature, the series features an extensive selection of luminous designs from European and American glassworks. With unique model names, such as Tsunami, Rain Fall, and Agua, the new Nora series offers creative styling and versatile applications. The pendants can be canopy-, rail-, or track-mounted and are available in energy-saving compact fluorescent (13W to 26W with GU24 socket); low voltage (JC 6.35 [50W]); and line voltage (candelabra base [60W], medium base [100W] and G9 base [40W]).

Antibacterial indoor water system


Accents In Water now produces the only patent-pending, antibacterial (Pathoban AG254) recirculating indoor water systems designed to inhibit microbial growth for both general public and in-home environments. The Accents in Water systems have scientifically been proven to entrain airborne particles and microbes, bacteria, and fungi. Beyond their measurable health quality benefits, the customizable design features of both wall and floor models offered in a variety of styles and finishes create a breathtaking piece of cascading art.

Linoleum surface protection


The xf Finish from Johnsonite has a tough surface to protect and enhance the natural and renewable product. Because of xf technology, which requires much less wax and finish, cleaning and stain removal are faster and easier, and the end user saves on maintenance costs.

Healthcare Design 2009 June;9(6):49-53