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Introducing Caliber – a stacking chair for BH

Caliber is a stacking chair designed for intensive-use environments. The chair is constructed of injection-molded polypropylene in one continuous piece. Caliber achieves its superior strength and resilience from its seamless construction, structural span and reinforced leg design.

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  • Tested to sustain a 1500lb. static load
  • Stacks 10-high without leaning forward
  • Rear legs reinforced with added structural ribs
  • Easy to clean
  • Lightweight – only 8lbs
  • 30″ low-back design discourages leaning/rocking
  • Bolt-to-floor option via pilot hole indicator in feet
  • Meets CAL TB133 flammability standard
  • 10-year warranty

To learn more about the Caliber Stacking Chair for Behavioral Health, click here.

 

Onward Lounge Seating for Behavioral Health

Onward Lounge Seating for Behavioral Health synthesizes form and function. It satisfies the BH requirements of durability and safety in a handsome package. The line includes a single lounge chair, bariatric version and 2- and 3-seaters with or without intervening arms.

Onward Lounge Seating for Behavioral Health

Onward Lounge Seating for Behavioral Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The single chair weighs 75 lbs., and weight can be added. The steel seat frame is anchored to wood end frames with metal-to-metal fasteners. The fasteners are tamper-resistant, and there are no exposed upholstery staples. The collection features wall-saver rear legs and ample clean-out spacing between seat and back. Contrasting fabrics can be specified for seat and back. Wood or polyurethane arm caps are optional and available in a range of finishes and colors. CAL-133 compliance and moisture barrier are also optional.

To visit the webpage for Onward Lounge Seating for BH, click here.

 

Enter: the Matrix – Modular Casework for Healthcare

Stance has launched a line of modular casework for healthcare called Matrix. Because it’s modular, Matrix can be adapted to suit any space and reconfigured to meet future needs.

Matrix is designed for healthcare environments. It has no exposed wood or unfinished edges and offers optional seamless Thermoform door and drawer fronts plus laminate or solid surface work surfaces and many other options.

Matrix Modular Casework from Stance offers numerous benefits:

  • Modular components can be designed to suit any space and adapted to future needs
  • Cases ship assembled for quick, easy installation
  • Base cabinets include leveling glides, so no shims required
  • Doors and drawers are laminate with 3mm PVC edge or optional seamless Thermoform
  • All edges sealed with edge-banding to eliminate exposed wood & promote infection control
  • Wide range of finishes and hardware pull options
  • Work surfaces are standard 1″ laminate or optional solid surface
  • Rapid depreciation – 7 years for modular vs. 39 years for custom millwork
  • Capacity to reconfigure when needs change is good for the environment

To see the range of designs available, click here to visit the Matrix webpage.

The Unlock ‘N’ Roll Bedside Cabinet

Reduce the risk of falls and make Housekeeping’s job easier with the Kindred Bedside Cabinet with Self-locking Caster System.

caster_systemThe Self-locking Caster System is a proprietary design from Stance. You could call this Kindred table– the Unlock ‘N’ Roll Bedside Cabinet. Lift one or both levers on either side of the cabinet to lower hidden casters to the floor. Then, simply push or pull the cabinet to reposition it. Release the levers and the cabinet is locked in place, automatically.

This innovative product increases patient-room safety and caregiver efficiency. The self-locking casters default to the locked position when both levers are released. So, that eliminates the potential for one or more casters to be left unlocked by mistake. It also removes the need for caregivers to kneel and lock or unlock casters one at a time. And Housekeeping can move the cabinet easily and independently to clean the area under and behind the cabinet.

The Self-locking Caster System is an option available in selected case goods collections from Stance.

To watch a DEMONSTRATION VIDEO on the Kindred page of our website, click here.

New – Solid Surface Finishes from Stance

Solid surface material is an attractive, contemporary surface that can be specified in a wide range of colors, designs and configurations. It looks great, but it also possesses qualities that make it a natural for healthcare furniture. Stance offers solid surface as a finish option for selected table tops, overbed tables, chair arm caps and countertops for modular cabinetry.

Solid Surface Options from Stance

Sanitary, hard-wearing and versatile, solid surface material is made for healthcare. And it’s all about the composition. Solid surface material is composed of acrylic resins and alumina trihydrate. So, it’s non-porous and seamless, which means it inhibits bacteria traps and promotes sanitary conditions.

Next, the material is stain-, impact- and heat-resistant. So, it’s well-suited to high-traffic, 24/7 environments. And because of the composition of the surface it can be repaired and restored to its original condition, if necessary.

And it’s versatile. The material has been formed as a surface for a surprising (and creative) array of furniture components and architectural spaces. Look for the solid surface option from Stance on selected freestanding and connecting table tops, overbed tables, chair arm caps for many seating lines and countertops for Matrix, our new modular cabinetry.

To see examples of solid surface options from Stance, click here.

 

A Fusion of benefits in behavioral health furniture

Combining the qualities of durability, safety and clean-ability has made Stance a leader in the behavioral health furniture category. And the broad range of BH-specific products we offer has made Stance top-of-mind among dealers, designers and end-users.

Now, we’re adding to our BH collection by integrating a new suite of products called Fusion.

Fusion Suite of Behavioral Health Furniture

Fusion is patient room furniture designed with rotationally molded technology for maximum durability. Each component is molded into one continuous, seamless piece of high-impact polyethylene to sustain a consistency of strength. No steel or wood is used. For safety, all pieces can be bolted to the floor or wall via concealed pilot holes. And the Fusion bed riser can be weighed-down on-site by adding sand through a ballast door. Fusion is CAL-133 compliant, stain-resistant and easy to clean. And it’s available in a range of colors.

The Fusion Suite of Behavioral Health Furniture brings together:

  • Beds with or without storage plus optional Riser and restraint hardware
  • Mattress with sealed seams and integral pillow
  • Night Stand and Open Chest
  • Wall-Mounted Desk and Floor-Mounted Stool
  • Shelving
  • Tamper-resistant fasteners

To become one with the Fusion webpage, click here.

 

 

The truth is out there: the Verity Lounge Collection

The Verity Lounge Collection is contemporary lounge seating for high-traffic, public spaces. Verity launched on 20 August, and it joins Attessa, Riviera and Cassia as Stance’s fourth line of lounge seating.

Verity Lounge Collection

Verity Lounge Collection from Stance Healthcare

The collection consists of one-, two- and three-seat units. Rounded corners, wide arm rest and ample seating area contribute to the pleasing lines and sustaining comfort of the Verity line. The seat and back foam is generously padded, while the design promotes good posture and blood circulation in a seated position. And Verity offers a concealed clean-out space between seat and back which allows for easy clean-up without compromising style or comfort. Options include a choice of wood, polyurethane and solid surface arm caps and locking casters for the single chair. The standard tapered wood legs and optional wood arm caps are available in our seven standard wood finishes.

To learn more, click here to visit the Verity Lounge Collection webpage.

Introducing New Dining Seating

Stance is now serving dinner for 5 with the addition of 3 new dining chairs, last week. The Ainsley, Taylor and Dorset models have taken a seat at the table with our Champlain and Noble dining chairs.

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Ainsley, Taylor and Dorset Dining Chairs with Champlain and Noble

Each chair is constructed of kiln-dried European Beech hardwood and can be specified in our 7 standard finishes. These handsome and sturdy chairs feature mortise and tenon joints (no dowels) reinforced with 18-gauge nails and low root woodscrews.

The seats are field-replaceable, and seat and back foam meets the CAL 117-2013 flammability standard.

The newly expanded selection of new dining seating and our fixed- and adjustable-height tables form the Stance Dining Collection.

Click here to visit the Dining Products webpage.

 

Introducing Legend Seating for Behavioral Health

In July, Stance launched Legend Seating for Behavioral Health. The collection is designed for the most challenging, intensive-use healthcare environments and offers safety and durability in an attractive design.

The BH version differs from the original Legend line of metal-frame seating in various ways. A sled base is standard. Weight is added to inhibit handling. The chair and matching tables are assembled with tamper-resistant fasteners, including the optional and field-replaceable polyurethane arms. And the freestanding square and rectangular tables have rounded edges to reduce risk of injury.

Like the Legend line for acute care, the BH version can be specified with open or closed arms and seat widths of 21″, 24″ and 31″. The fully-welded steel frame adds strength, durability and eliminates fasteners. It features a wall-saver rear leg design and ample clean-out space between seat and back.

To visit the Legend BH webpage, please click here.

 

 

 

Cassia – Behavioral Health Seating

This week, Stance launched the behavioral health configuration of the Cassia Lounge Seating Collection. It’s a heavy-duty version of the handsome, contemporary collection of lounge seating and matching tables we introduced in January. Like the original, the Collection consists of 1- 2- and 3-seaters and matching tables.

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Cassia Lounge Seating for Behavioral Health

As behavioral health seating, it’s durable and safe. But it’s also comfortable, contemporary and a pleasure to sit in.

The durability is derived from modular components which are 14ga. steel and engineered plywood. The safety features include hidden, tamper proof fasteners. A steel plate is bolted to the seat pan to add weight and hide fasteners. And Cassia is designed with an innovative, concealed clean-out feature so objects can’t be hidden and dirt won’t be trapped between the seat and back.

Designers can specify contrasting fabrics, custom finishes, choice of arm cap styles and laminate or solid surface table tops.

To visit our Cassia BH page, click here.