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designers select 1 Joyce Polhamus Vice President and Leader, Health Interiors and Senior Living Studios SmithGroup San Francisco Barbara J. Huelat Design Principal Huelat Parimucha Healing Design Alexandria, Virginia Joyce Polhamus, AIA, LEED AP 1. 9Wood: EcoGrille Reader Service No. 230 In healthcare, we try to deinstitutionalize the interiors. Wood-slat ceilings in key areas—like nurse stations or registration desks—go a long way to help with wayfinding and warming up a space. The line creates a nice detail and is FSC-certified. 2. Shaw Contract Group: 18x36 in Overlay Reader Service No. 231 This carpet tile has a simple pattern of clean lines to create dimension without confusing older adults who are visually impaired. It’s also Cradle-to-Cradle– certified, PVC-free, and low-VOC. 3. Krug: Solis Reader Service No. 232 The Solis seating group is a great new option because the mesh back substantially lightens the look of the seating, which is important in tightly planned healthcare spaces. And it also has removable seat covers, detachable components, and a crumb sweep in the rear. 3 2 healthcare Two designers tell Contract readers about their favorite new products suitable for healthcare environments Barbara J. Huelat, AAHID, FASID, EDAC, IIDA 4. Philips Color Kinetic Lighting: iW Fuse Powercore Reader Service No. 233 We are using this product to create a faux water feature in a behavioral healthcare setting. This simulated water feature will provide a positive distraction and soothing environment for the visitors. 5. 3form: Varia Ecoresin Bios Reader Service No. 234 Together with the Philips lighting, we specified these panels for a faux water feature in an environment where real water is not an option. The Bios pattern simulates water very well and has a positive effect. 4 5 98 contract october 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - October 2011

Contract - October 2011
Industry news
Product briefs: healthcare
Product focus: caregivers need care, too
Product focus: above + below
Product focus: glass for health
Advancements made in evidence-based healthcare design
The power of design
Less clinical, more hospitable
Beautifully lean
Raising the bar
New life
Urban sanctuary
The 2011 healthcare environment awards
Designers select: healthcare products
Ad index

Contract - October 2011