Designers Rate: Healthcare Seatingwww.hermanmiller.comAnita Rossen
Senior Interior Designer, ZGF Architects, Seattle
Nurture by Steelcase, Mineral Recliner
This chair has a compact footprint that is especially good for tight patient care spaces. Smooth mechanisms to recline and flip down the side arms provide a comfortable experience for patients and less strain for staff. A steel frame is offered for lasting durability.
Sittris, Sky Stool
These examination stools are easy to clean, and stain resistant with an anti-bacterial silicone seat cover to prevent the spread of threatening pathogens in healthcare environments.
Brandrud, Revive Guest Center
This convertible sofa is elegant, clean, and provides comfort and convenience for patients' guests. It pulls out to a bed with minimal mechanisms. We like the range of features, including storage drawers, an attached reading lamp, and side tablet arms.
Mary Bledsoe, IIDA, LEED AP
Principal, lauckgroup, Austin
I love the '50s retro look of this chair. It has the necessary elements of a sturdy wood arm and an elevated base but does not look like a typical healthcare product. I like the way the curved back wraps around the occupant; that sense of comfort is key.
Herman Miller, Mirra
Mirra has become my favorite patient area guest chair! It is highly ergonomic, light enough to move easily, but doesn't shift under patients. It's scrubbable, parts are easily retrofitted, and the price point makes it easy to specify for a variety of budgets. It's a smart, attractive utility chair for clinical settings.
Carolina Business Furniture, Kruz
For heavy-use areas I like the simplicity of this chair. Kruz provides a strong metal framework without a chunky metal leg. The bent plywood detailing is simple, fresh, and unusual for healthcare. It looks easy and playful without appearing juvenile.