“Modularity, Flexibility and Adaptability are the future of all environments but especially healthcare.”
– Aneetha McLellan, Director of Kimball Health Sales, Design, and Innovation.
At this year Healthcare Design Conference in Orlando, Florida, Kimball Healthcare unveiled their new healthcare design vision with new products as well as “new mindsets to support and challenge today’s healthcare spaces.”
Let’s take a look at the innovative new introductions:
Alterna – Supporting the Full Facility
Modular | Flexible | Adaptable |
Ideal for lounge and waiting spaces, registration, nurse stations, infusion bays, in-room solutions, cafes, administrative areas and more.
Wilder – Design, Simplistic Scale, Comfort and Durability
Wilder is a lounge and guest seating family that is small in scale with aesthetic detailing, while still having a very generous and comfortable seat.
Pairings Health – Changing the Way We Wait
Adaptable | Comfortable |Tailored Solutions
Ideal for privacy room, family alcoves, open café, as well as small group huddle space.
Jolt! A new power option charging from Kimball Office makes it so much easier to stay connected seamlessly. The Jolt includes a USB charger and a wireless power-charging surface that integrated technology vital to connection, collaboration, and productivity.
What We Like About Jolt!
Capable of charging a variety of devices including phones and tablets; IOS or Android
Blue light indicates USB connectors are powered
Charges up to 2 amps per port
Charges devices compatible with USB 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 (Type A)
Includes UL listed power adapter with 10′ cord
Charges up to three devices at the same time; IOS, Android or Windows
With the advances in technology, learning can take place just about anywhere on campus. The student union or commons area, also referred to as gathering spaces, can provide a way to enhance the academic experience.Envision a casual, creative atmosphere like a technology-enabled cafe. A flexible learning environment gives students a sense of community.
When considering creating a gathering space on campus, examine these ideas:
1. Mix furniture styles for individual work, one-on-one meetings, and large working groups.
2. Furniture with built-in power and communication access is a must.
3. Select durable, adaptable, and sustainable furniture.Let’s take a look at a few space plans ideas by Kimball:
How many times have we been at a meeting, proceed to check your emails on your favorite electronic device and What?! We see that we are just running out of juice!You do not want to get up to plug your device and interrupt your boss for sure…So here something to consider a solution:
There is this product called Trace Power by OFS Brands. It is an aluminum rail mounted around the perimeter of a table top that delivers power and A/V connections in a minimal and seamless way. Love it.
The best part: Every seat at the table has access to power at the edge of the surface. We hear angels singing!
These new material introduction has picked our interest.SitOnIt Seating has introduced a modern interpretation of the traditional upholstered chair. New Wit™ Thintex™ provides all the comfort, support, and initial soft “pillow feel” of a 2” thick upholstered back in a thin contemporary design. Check it out.
Among the many thousands of office chairs designed and manufactured today, there are a but a mere handful considered true icons of the industry. These chairs are not only the possible basis and inspiration for most created today, their timeless designs have kept them in production for up to more than 75 years.
We’ve highlighted our top 20 icons since 1925, below. Which ones would you add?
The “Cassina I Maestri” (Cassina Masters) collection includes some of the most important furniture created by leading figures in the Modern Movement, pieces which have since become landmarks in the evolution of contemporary design.
Designed for the Tugendhat house in Brno, Czechoslovakia, the Brno chair mirrors the ground breaking simplicity of its original environment. The simple profile, clean lines and meticulous attention to detail have elevated the Brno chair to an icon of twentieth century furniture design.
One of the first designers to bring traditional Scandinavian values to the United States with the Risom Lounge chair, Jens Risom was part of a new vanguard that helped establish post-war America’s leadership role in modern furniture design and manufacturing.
Designed to comfortably fit the body, the sculpted form of the molded plywood chairs are produced using thin sheets of lightweight veneer gently molded into curved shapes with natural rubber shock mounts to absorb movement.
In the 1940s, Charles and Ray Eames were looking forward while other American designers were content to stay put. Designed in 1948, the Eiffel Chair was the first plastic chair to be mass-produced with its clean, simple form that is sculpted to fit the body.
Innovative, comfortable and strikingly handsome, the chair’s delicate appearance belies its strength and durability. In Bertoia’s own words, “If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes right through them.”
In his purist approach to architecture and interior design, Finnish-born Eero Saarinen sought the essential idea and reduced it to the most effective structural solution within an overall unity of design.
Originally designed as a gift for their friend Billy Wilder, the director of “Some Like It Hot” and “Sunset Blvd,” the Eames’ lounge chair and ottoman is recognized everywhere including museums like MOMA in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. They have even been the subject of documentaries and books.
The Aluminium Chair, one of the greatest furniture designs of the 20th century, stands out for its intelligent combination of materials. The covers are attached inside the aluminium profile sections and simply stretched over the frame, transforming them from mere coverings to a load-bearing part of the structure.
Most people spend their lives living in dreary, beige conformity, mortally afraid of using color. The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.” – Verner Panton
A Ball Chair is a “room within a room” with a cozy and calm atmosphere, protecting outside noises and giving a private space for relaxing or having a phone call. Turning around its own axis on the base the view to the outer space is variable for the user and thus he is not completely excluded from world outside.
The Soft Pad is identical to the Aluminium Chair, although the attached padded sections form an interesting contrast to the elegant aluminium frame. They make the Soft Pad Chair softer and plusher, without detracting from its transparency and clear lines.