Who says that healthcare and high style don’t go hand in hand? While most hospital interiors may not be known for a discerning aesthetic, the Confide Collection by National Office Furniture aims to change all that. This stylish, functional, and superlatively ergonomic line of seating for healthcare environments just may alter the habitual look of the venue.
Confide Seating. Designed and Manufactured by National Office Furniture.
National’s Confide Collection Unites Aesthetic Appeal and Multi-Faceted Utility
What exactly is so innovative about Confide? Let me count the ways… Beginning with the line’s enlightened approach to style, Confide comes in a bountiful variety of surface finishes. For the naturally-inclined, you’ll find wooden laminates across the spectrum of grain pattern and tonal variation—shades like Amber, Autumn, Caramel, and Honey give just a taste of Confide’s multiple incarnations. And there are many more besides—see National’s Surface Finish Finder to create a customized solution.
Moving on to fabrics… Confide is no ordinary mélange of off-whites and beiges, as National offers a huge variety of fabrics in multiple colors and different patterns. In fact, I’d wager that the entire visible spectrum is covered under the National fabric rubric, beginning with the classic shade and surface design of American Graffiti, and ending with the lovely mottled reds of Stardust—consult National’s Fabric Finder to scrutinize every color and pattern in between.
Lest we loose sight of Confide’s singular functional contributions, the single, double, and sofa-style seats sport a bevy of utilitarian features: the ultra-thin Wall-Saver leg design virtually eliminates scuffs; replaceable arm caps and easy clean outs keep maintenance fast and easy; optional wood or thermofoil writing tablets create an impromptu surface, so users can be productive while they wait; and metal frame and legs increase longevity while providing superior durability.
Confide is also ergonomically designed and environmentally sensitive: “the sleek back profile and slight arm curvature simultaneously catch the eye while supporting rising guests in two- and three-seat tandem and bariatric models.” The line is gold certified Level 2 and SCS Indoor Advantage for air quality. That, along with units in optionally-available FSC certified wood, help Confide earn valuable LEED points.
About the Manufacturer: Some thirty years back, manufacturer National Office Furniture made a name for itself in the contract venue by offering quality work with short lead times at a competitive price. The company not only builds reliable, functional pieces for assorted contract environments, they also create “furniture with personality.” National believes that aesthetic appeal is every bit as important in the work place as at home. Stylish lines like the colorful Gotcha task chair, the plush Swift reception seating, and the versatile Exhibit wall rail system demonstrate National’s reliable synthesis of fashion and function.