New healthcare seating collection

David Edward has added the Aspen Series to its Healthcare Collection. The Aspen is available in a wing or mini-wing version with a high or low back and tight or loose seat cushions. Upholstered arms or arm caps are also available on this lounge, settee, or sofa.

Impressionistic wall hangings

Harding Design Studio creates site-specific, quilted tapestry wall hangings. These colorful and softly textured artworks combine a contemporary feel with the warmth and intimacy of a favorite quilt. The nature-inspired images are peaceful, impressionistic reflections on water.

Bariatric-capable seating

KI's Arissa Collection is a family of lobby and lounge seating that comfortably accommodates virtually any body type, including the obese. The vision of designers Dan Cramer and Paul James was to create a collection that accommodates the needs of larger users while still looking like a standard lounge solution. The end result is a collection that relies on a unique seat geometry that supports up to 750 pounds, yet can accommodate a wide range of users without appearing oversized or overly delicate.

Light-inspired fabrics

Dance of Light by Carnegie Fabrics was inspired by light and the ways in which it moves through our lives, healing us and evoking a variety of emotional responses. Created by Louise Russell, a longtime proponent of mind/body connection healing, Dance of Light aims to be a healing textile for mind, body, and spirit.

Adjustable computer station

The award-winning V3 Wall Station from Humanscale teams ergonomic comfort with maximum space savings for easy computer access in compact healthcare environments. The V3 features individually adjustable monitor and keyboard supports on a smooth vertical track with a 51-inch height adjustment range to accommodate 99% of users both sitting and standing.

Reconfigurable seating

Zola by Krug is a solution for high-use public seating in caregiving environments. Its modularity means it can be reconfigured easily, and can be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Components that are damaged or degraded can be replaced. A clean out feature is standard, as is its wall saver design. There is a wide range of options and configurations: for seating with or without arms, linked or freestanding tables, and benches. Zola is GREENGUARD certified, and is made with recycled materials.

Value-priced seating solution

Gravity Public Seating from Spec Furniture offers specifiers outstanding healthcare value in a fresh eco-friendly design. Functional and durable, Gravity is a value-priced choice that looks anything but institutional, and Gravity was designed with the preservation of the environment as a top priority.

Painted glass artwork

Feng Shui: Flow of Life from Meltdown Glass Art & Design is a colorful wall-mounted artwork on the interior main wall facing the front of the Health Sciences building at Chandler Gilbert Community College, Williams Campus. As people approach the building they see this monumental scale artwork. The artwork is multiple painted cast glass art panels that work together to create one coherent work of art based on the theme of Feng Shui.

Patterned fabrics

Integra Fabrics has been the premier supplier for contract quality fabric and soft goods since 1988. Integra Fabrics product line ranges from woven bedding and drapery and heat transfer prints to cubicles and upholstery including Cryptons and Nanotex. Integra stands apart from the rest by offering competitive pricing and exceptional lead time while still being able to provide the products that combine to create a quintessential atmosphere and style.

Energy-efficient roofing solution

Since 1978, Duro-Last Roofing, Inc., has manufactured a prefabricated single-ply roofing system that is functional for any commercial or industrial (flat or low-sloped) application. Extremely durable and easily installed without disruption to daily operations, the Duro-Last roofing system is also leak-proof, energy-efficient, resistant to high winds, and virtually maintenance-free.

Botanical-inspired fabrics

Botanique by Crypton depicts a realistic rendering of dense grasses and graceful botanicals across a refined cubicle textile. The fabric utilizes dense construction and atypical repeat to capture the tranquility and restorative benefits of the natural world. To enhance scenic quality, floral motifs extend the entire height and width of the repeat.

Colored rubber flooring

Distinct Designs color program by FLEXCO is an answer for your unique sense of style, allowing you to apply colors from FlexTones®, SpexTones, Vivids, and Evolving Styles palettes to almost any rubber tile or rubber sheet flooring. No minimum orders; just maximum design flexibility and maximum impact.

Colored floor coverings

nora systems, Inc., recolorized its most popular norament® product-norament 925 grano-and expanded the floor coverings' color range from 20 to 32 new colors. Named for gemstones, the balanced palette represents every major color family-beige, grey, black, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red-and coordinates with the noraplan® environcare color palette.

European-style bike rack

Landscape Forms announces the addition of the Key Bike Rack, a new product from the studio work of Barcelona's Santa & Cole. This rack is reminiscent of handles of old-fashioned keys. Built with a steel core that is protected with high-density polyurethane plastic molded over steel tubing, Key is offered in Red or Grey polyurethane. Landscape Forms Panguard II® Powdercoat finish contains no heavy metals, is HAPS-free, and has extremely low VOCs. Key secures a bike by its frame in two places, the frame and a wheel, and accommodates a standard D-shaped bike lock.

Modular television

PDi Communication Systems' new line of modular televisions introduces a new era of healthcare televisions. Fully integrated, plug and play, DVD, and IPTV computer modules provide networked educational and entertainment options, eliminating the need for additional external hardware. The modular platform allows facilities to seamlessly upgrade to the latest technology.

Ergonomic headwall system

The new Elements Headwall System from Hill-Rom, a 2009 Nightingale Award winner, is an extremely flexible headwall system designed to bring electric power, data, and gases to the patient care arena. This scalable, ergonomic system is clinically functional while delivering unparalleled aesthetics. The innovative panel system, with its flush-mounted service panel, clearly delineates clinical, patient, and family spaces.

Multisized rubber flooring tiles

Mesto Configurations from Johnsonite offers a variety of tones and shapes that harmonize for an organic, balanced space. Mesto Configurations is a unique rubber family made up of eight of the current Mesto marbleized colorways in tiles or planks. Choose tiles in 6″ x 6″ or 12″ x 12″. Choose planks in 6″ x 24″ or 12″ x 24″.

Healthcare Design 2009 March;9(3):52-54