This month’s most popular links include a couple from NeoCon 2017.
VIDEO: NeoCon 2017 – Sneak Peek Many of you tuned in to watch our first Facebook Live event (or the recorded version). Our live video event highlighted some of the products we were showcasing at NeoCon 2017. Although the show is over, you can still watch the video to learn more about our Riviera Seating for Behavioral Health environments and see the cuteness of our Accent Jr. Just don’t mind the bloopers!
Designing Hospitals for the Millennial Generation
As the youngest millennials are now entering adulthood, this segment must now be considered when designing healthcare facilities. In this article, you’ll find some of the implications of designing for this generation including mobile furniture, hoteling spaces, and community gardens.
We are very excited to be adding another color option to our standard finishes. Grenada is a gray finish that is on-trend and provides a cool undertone. This color can be applied to any of our wood, laminate or thermofoil finishes. No matter which material you choose, they are all strong, durable and easy-to-clean, making them ideal for high traffic healthcare environments.
Wood provides a natural look with beautiful lines and patterns. It is naturally durable and reliable. A great option for seating and occasional tables.
Laminate is made of resin impregnated cellulose layers and has a beautiful wood grain effect. It is moisture resistant and has the benefit of adhering to surfaces of all shapes and sizes. A good option for occasional tables and casework.
Thermofoil is made using a flexible vinyl material that is applied by heating the vinyl and molding it over medium-density fiberboard or engineered wood. A great alternative to wood or laminate, it has a smooth surface that resists chipping and staining and is moisture resistant. Thermofoil is low maintenance and can be molded into a variety of patterns and shapes. It’s a great option for patient room case goods and the tops of overbed tables.
With a keen eye for design and an appetite for business strategy, Carl found his passion in the healthcare industry. Over ten years ago Carl began building a business dedicated to providing quality healthcare furniture and exceptional customer service. Initially a manufacturer of metal chairs for waiting rooms, Stance Healthcare has rapidly expanded the breadth and depth of their furniture selection in a very short period.
The organization has seen exponential growth over the past few years; and its success wouldn’t have been possible without a steady stream of innovative products, fabulous customers, talented individuals, and preferred suppliers.
In celebration, Stance Healthcare hosted a company function for staff on Friday, June 16th. The afternoon was filled with games, prizes, lunch and of course cake!
The future is looking good. In consultation with behavioral health practitioners, facility managers, and housekeeping staff, Stance Healthcare will continue to provide the market with innovative healthcare & behavioral health furniture designs, educational opportunities, and enhanced customer service.
After a year of preparation and anticipation, it’s over in a matter of days. NeoCon, the 3-day event that attracts over 50,000 design professionals, is one of the most recognized trade shows in the commercial design industry. The show inspires design, is fashion forward and has lots of opportunity for industry networking and site seeing.
We were proud to be exhibiting this year; showing off some of our recently released healthcare furniture products, and a few still in their infancy. If the crowds or long elevator lines prevented you from visiting us at the show, below is a recap of the products we had on display:
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Thank you to everyone who fought the crowds and took the time to visit our booth. Also, a special “shout-out” to InDeal, Interiors + Sources and My Resource Library for sharing the love of our space and healthcare furniture designs on social media.
The chance of rain didn’t prevent the staff at Stance Healthcare from participating in the Heart and Strokes Big Bike fundraising event yesterday. Decked out in rain gear; Stance Healthcare employees filled the 29-seater Big Bike and rode for 20 minutes through the streets of Kitchener. Staff raised over $3000 for the popular fundraising event, which was generously matched by Stance Healthcare, for a combined total of over $6000!!
All of the money raised through Big Bike helps support the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Donations are used to help fund critical research that’s preventing heart disease and stroke, saving lives and supporting survivors and their families.
This month’s most popular links were focused on color and innovative design.
Pantone Says This Colour Can Increase Your Optimism Pantone gave the world a much-needed pick-me-up with a color called Natural Optimism – a light shade of blue which has been created to give people a phycological boost. Earlier this month we shared on Twitter a design mix using Natural Optimism – it received a lot of love!
Colour Theory in Healthcare Design: Altro’s Thoughts on Selecting Finishes
Many interior designers are familiar with the importance of evidence-based design principles to reduce patient stress in healthcare facilities. They also realize determining color for a healthcare facility requires careful consideration. This article explains how employing a biophilic design strategy is helping designers create comforting and relaxing healthcare environments.
Drum Roll Please! Everyone must have been just as excited as we were this month when we launched Resilia. This drum table offers a heightened level of durability with its innovative Marmoleum™ surface (yes, flooring product!). The Marmoleum offers enhanced resilience, easy maintenance and is available in a wide range of finishes and textures. Resilia is the epitome of innovative product design for healthcare.
Riviera’s welcoming aesthetic will enhance the entrance of any Behavioral Health public space.
The collection includes a single lounge chair, love seat, and three-seat sofa. Riviera features many design considerations that deter misuse or mishandling including non-removable cushions and legs, as well as unexposed fasteners and upholstery staples.
We’ve been busy!! NeoCon, one of the most recognized and attended trade shows in the industry is just around the corner, and we’ve been preparing for the big day! From booth design and fabric selection to Facebook Live events and assembling press kits, we want this year to be our best NeoCon show yet!
Held from June 12-14 at The Mart in Chicago, you’ll find us at booth 7-2062. If you’re planning on attending the show, make sure to stop by and take a look at our recently launched Resilia Drum Table surfaced with Marmoleum™ flooring – yes, flooring! Not to mention, we will also have on display products currently in development and some that will be launching a few weeks following the show.
If you’re not able to attend, no worries, we will be hosting our first ever Facebook Live event on Wednesday, May 31st at 2 PM (ET) to give you a preview of some of the products we will be highlighting at the show. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Facebook Live event right before the show starts. Make sure to follow us on social media to find out when.
And of course, a show isn’t complete without giveaways and contests! If you’re in the market for a new tape measure, or are looking to relax with a cup of tea, stop by our booth to see what goodies we have in store. If you happen to be looking for a home assistant, we’ve also got you covered! We’ll be running a Facebook contest from June 9th – June 16th where you will have the opportunity to WIN an Amazon Echo.
Our top clicked-through links in April focused on designing for behavioral health environments.
Vista II Announces New Additions To The Family! There was a lot of interest in our Vista II for Behavioral Health. It’s now available in 3 configurations and 2 widths for a total of 6 options to choose from! With this many options, it can be used in many different applications including common areas, dining rooms, patient rooms and group therapy environments.
Designs That Heal This article identifies the trend towards non-institutional behavioral health spaces. It also includes a list of design features considered to be most important for patients and staff such as specifying damage-resistant and attractive furnishings, with a focus on using durable furniture that doesn’t look institutional.
Creating A Positive First Impression With Healthcare Lobbies Traditional stark and noisy lobbies are out! More emphasis is being placed on creating warm healthcare lobbies with hospitality-like features. Some of these features include comfortable couches, educational kiosks, and soaring views that bathe visitors in natural daylight. The article also touches on the expanding role of lobbies and waiting areas to include cafés and retail spaces. Waiting rooms are no longer just for “waiting”.