Self-returning swivel seats

Clarin's new Self-Returning Swivel Seat is a swing arm seating system, fully customizable to meet seating needs. When not in use the seat swivels back to the return position. The self-returning swivel seats are suitable for nurse alcove stations.

Bedside cabinet

Stance Healthcare's Gibraltar Bedside Cabinets are now available with an optional seamless, thermoformed top featuring a recessed surface for spill containment. This new feature is an addition to Stance's Gibraltar Case Good Collection.


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Healthcare seating

Cooper Midland from Spec Furniture is a new addition to the Cooper Collection. It is available freestanding or connected, and comes with a lighter feel. Environmental considerations include bio-based foam, water-based, low VOC, UV finish, and a recyclable inner steel frame.

Masonry signs

Sign Productions, Inc., introduces monument and directional signs that include masonry work. All the work is done in the shop and a finished product is delivered and installed to the site. Installation is performed with caisson footings rather than yards on concrete poured below grade.

Beam seating

Sittris announces the Beem Beam and Simple Beam seating to expand the original Keilhauer series. The Keilhauer Beam series is launching with an extensive specification and design website of its own, displaying four upholstery options, three arm choices, two beam finishes, and more than 900 beam configurations.

Signage systems

2/90 Sign Systems has signs available in a wide choice of colors and materials to not only help visitors, patients, and staff but to also provide branding and design for the facility. Careful planning with sign systems helps to create a more functional, attractive, and code-complaint signage installation.

Sleeper sofa

David Edward introduces the Grand Island Sleeper Sofa. A high-performance seating and sleeping solution developed for the specific needs of the healthcare community. This product embodies multifunctional durability created to withstand and adapt for patient and visitor comfort. Additionally, its custom options allow endless stylistic solutions.

Rest bench

The Rest bench from Landscape Forms employs the mobius ribbon frame in a flowing form to create a singular bench in backed and backless versions. The Rest bench is designed by BMW Group DesignWorksUSA. The frame and the bench slats are designed to be aesthetically appealing to the eye.

Wayfinding signage

Star Signs, LLC, provides a complete wayfinding signage package including exterior building letters, emergency entrance directional, lobby directory, corridor directories, and ADA-compliant room signage. Star Signs has custom colors to compliment interior finishes and uses a simple design-custom fabricated-that is both flexible and durable.

Freestanding casegoods

Intrinsic Freestanding casegoods from Trendway are an adaptable offering providing solutions for desk, mobile, credenza, conferencing, and reception planning. Embossed wood grain laminates reflect the look of wood. Long-lasting, durable construction crafted in the USA.

Digital signage

NEC Display Solutions introduces the newest addition to its P Series, the 70 P701. This full-HD, professional-grade LCD display is suitable for demanding digital signage applications. The P701 has industrial-strength design, full connectivity including DisplayPort and the Enhanced Digital Signage Technology Suite. It has more than 30 advanced features which make it easier to deploy and manage multiscreen networks.

Wall-mounted seating

BioFit's ergonomic 1Y wall-mountable seating is suited for charting stations. It features a swiveling base and pivoting arm that can be secured to any stable vertical surface, allowing it to swing out of the way while not in use. It's available in numerous chair and stool configurations and upholsteries, and is backed by a 13-year warranty.

Healthcare furniture

KI's Soltice Lounge Furniture and Daybed Sofa Sleeper create a welcoming and comforting environment for sick children and their families. The Daybed Sofa Sleeper pulls out into a bed, allowing parents to stay comfortably with their children in the hospital. The Soltice Lounge Furniture has a modern design but with a patient-centered, family-oriented element.

Lounge seating

Nienkämper introduces Isola 8, a collaboration with Karim Rashid and the latest concept in lounge seating from the designer of Wavelength®, Blob and the Kloud® Collection. The Isola 8 can be used for lobbies, lounges, libraries, and a wide range of other public venues. It combines aesthetic possibilities with environmentally responsible manufacturing practices. Upholstery choices for the seat and back affords designers opportunities for creative installations. Isola 8 is constructed with FSC-certified laminated wood products and soy-based foam.

Children's furnishings

TMC Furniture's healthcare furnishings for children combine imaginative design with durable construction. Playful cut-outs and perimeter designs are standard. Products include seating, tables, book bins, mobiles, and more. Made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. LEED options such as water-base finishes and FSC-certified woods are available.

Medical casework

Midmark uses clinical experience, caregiver research, and workflow proficiency to design efficient, effective exam and procedure room casework. Its modular design and all steel construction, with seamless drawers and door/drawer fronts, create a durable and aseptic line of medical casework.

Lightweight chair

The Diffrient World chair from Humanscale represents simplicity in a high-performance task chair. Made from eight major parts and weighing only 25 pounds, the Diffrient World chair achieves Humanscale's signature weight-sensitive recline through an innovative new design that functions without a mechanism. The chair's ultra-light weight and minimal-part design require minimal raw materials and manufacturing processes, and as a result, two to three Diffrient World chairs have the same overall environmental impact as a single traditional task chair. Its durability and modularity-for easy in-field upgrades-further minimize its carbon footprint to ensure a long life of service. Made of 97% recyclable content, the Diffrient World chair can contribute to a number of LEED credits.

Modular sign frames

Keystone Modular sign frames from InPro Corporation offer easily changeable signs that do not require a lot hardware to make the switch. Keystone frames feature a soft-clip technology that allows easy insertion of change-outs. The new frames accept a wide range of materials, including InPro photopolymer, IPS rigid sheet, and digital signs. All Keystone frames come equipped with anti-vandalism and anti-theft synthetic end-caps. Silver and black side tracks and corners are available. Frame sizes range from 3.66 square to 6.10 x 12.2.


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Healthcare Design 2010 March;10(3):68-72