A hospital stay often leaves one craving the comforts of home. These seating collections by Arcadia Contract, Allseating, SitOnIt and Brunner Group bring a residential appeal to healthcare spaces, while ensuring hygiene, durability and comfort remain top of mind.
Barcelona-based Gemma Bernal designed the Pirra lounge chair with warmth and well-being in mind. The wood frame imparts a sense of calm in clinical environments, and a slight pitch in the seat (with built-in suspension support in the back and seat cushions) ensures comfort during prolonged sitting.
The multi-range Rühe, by industrial designer Mike Shields, combines durability and cleanability with soft finishes and elegant elements like a welcoming inverted curve in the armrests, natural wood accents and clean-lined profiles. Included in the series are guest, patient and lounge chairs, two- to three-seater sofas and more.
Slender legs and a minimal profile belie the strength that Cora offers: The five models available have a rigid steel construction that can accommodate larger bodies and weight capacities up to 340 kilos; grips on the tubular arms assist in getting in and out of the seat. Multiple bleach-cleanable upholstery fabrics are offered, the frame can be silver or black and the feet can have casters or glides.
With fine-tuned ergonomics and a Scandinavian design, the Feel line by AART Designers includes an armchair and two stackable lounge chairs (with medium or high backs). The pale wood frame features rounded armrests with a flat surface that provide stability when standing up. Feel also includes an ottoman and a wheelchair-accessible table.
Lounge seating that skews residential helps humanize healthcare waiting rooms.