Healthcare Design - March 2016 - 24
Compiled by Shandi Matambanadzo
Healthcare environments demand a great deal from the frontline staff
charged with the monumental task of delivering care and the back-ofhouse armies that keep buildings running. That means staff spaces
must do a lot of heavy lifting, too, whether it's facilitating collaboration
between team members, providing space for individual work, or
offering much-needed respite. Take a look at some of the products
that provide healthcare employees with the support they need.
Studio Lilica's Dune Sound
Absorption Panels offer a solu-
The Brody WorkLounge by Steelcase Health cradles the body in an alert recline that supports the
upper and lower back, while the adjustable, angled personal work surface holds technology at eye
level to reduce neck and shoulder strain. It's offered in a variety of aesthetic options with components
that include privacy screens; extensions; and integration of power, lighting, and work surfaces.
tion to reflected noise problems
in lively spaces. The panels are
engineered to provide broadband
sound attenuation by dampening echo and reverberation. They
are Class 1 flame-resistant and
made from antimicrobial acoustical materials and 80 percent
post-consumer recycled content.
They're also lightweight and
meet LEED specifications. The
panels include three sizes, 28
colors, and ceiling-suspended or
Arcadia Contract's Spot Mobile
Benches offer freedom of movement and convenient storage space.
The mobile bench series, sized to fit
under a standard work surface and
provide extra seating, is available
with or without a rotating table. It
can be mixed with other lounge
groupings to create multifunctional
environments or grouped together to
Crest Lounge from Encore Seating, designed by QDesign,
form compact collaborative settings
for workstations, breakrooms, and
features a rocker base and generously proportioned seat and
back for comfort. It's available in mid- and high-back models
with an optional accompanying footrest.