High back patient chairs come with flexible backs and a solid construction to last a lifetime (with many a manufacturer providing a matching warranty). That said, many of them lack the luster that creates an inviting healthcare environment. In this week's Top Ten list, we found our favorite patient chairs that have their proportions of popular features, physical dimensions and subtle elegance kept in check by an unmatched durability to keep them flexing and tilting for comfortable years to come.
Top Ten: Patient Chairs of Proportioned Perfection.
Flex Into a Durable Patient Chair Full of Comfort and Grace
"Viejo's gently sweeping upholstered arm is further defined by a sophisticated wood facing," describes Paoli of their elegant patient chair in the Viejo collection. Also in a bariatric chair, the smooth lines and lack of angles offers an inviting seat for the utmost "psychological and physical comfort".
With a full line-up to back up their Amico patient chair, Carolina makes matching lounge seating, ganged lounge seating, guest seating, bariatric seating, multiple seating, sleepers & recliners. The sophistication of this healthcare collection goes beyond the hospital or clinic walls and accomplishes a aesthetic worthy of other applications such as corporate and educational settings.
Using the same principles as the Herman Miller task chairs, the Nala patient chairs incorporate ergonomics and innovative technology to "dramatically improve a patient’s healthcare experience". Featuring a Harmonic Tilt, the Nala gives the patient control of its back and seat movement for maximum comfort.
Offering a lightweight solution to therapeutic seating, the Warren sled base patient chair is also made using a hygienic mesh fabric, making it easy on the eyes (and even easier to clean). Made from an alloy-spring steel frame with a comfortable lumbar support, the Warren patient chair allows for a rocking motion even with its supportive, flat base.
The Outlook Sequoia patient chairs feature a clean look that comes with contemporary, flat armrests and legs made from a tapered solid Maple wood. Designed to fit into every type of healthcare setting - from the lounge to the patient room - Nurture manufactures the chairs with a subtle elegance in single, two and three seat, bariatric and patient high-back models.
Offering a stylish seating collection, Stryker Medical's Symmetry II chairs come in patient and lounge chairs to offer a comprehensive selection that creates a uniform look within a healthcare facility. The ergonomic design of its lumbar, leg and hip support are manufactured within its high quality structure that can be cleaned quickly, retaining a modern edge year after year.
Going for broke, Nemschoff created the Hadleigh patient chair as an "adjustable back chair", or ABC, to give the patient as much comfort as possible. Given its lifetime warranty, the Hadleigh's durable construction of a spring seat and solid maple structure also feature low formaldehyde emissions with upholstery that take deep cleaning and heavy use with grace.
Smooth and supple, the upholstery and wooden construction of the Scope patient chair comes with a high, flexible back, and can easily match the Scope collection's arm chairs for lounge settings. Made by Sitconf Commercial Seating, the collection takes a sophisticated, minimalist approach to classic healthcare chair design.
The gentle curve of the Briar Motion patient chair by KI is enough to draw a person in. While seated, its structured steel frame, laminated plywood back and white Maple hardwood arms will keep you loving the durable feel and flexibility provided by its foamy cushions and movable backrest.
Without giving too much credit to Herman Miller's task chair designs that inspired the ergonomics of the patient chairs (like Nala, above) the comfortable Centé Tilt chair is a lightweight seat that assists caregivers and patients alike. Easy to clean and disassemble, the Centé is merely 50 lbs, allowing them to be shifted around a room without strain.
Hope you enjoyed our roundup of the Top Ten Patient Chairs of Proportioned Perfection!
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