Prairie Style Meets Healthcare: The Superior Collection by Knú
After years and years, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Park Inn Hotel in Mason City, Iowa earned major credit for the well-curated renovation that very recently breathed new life into its dilapidated shell. FLW’s prairie style is represented throughout the hotel’s architecture and interior from the furniture and lighting to the windows. After breezing around Knú Healthcare‘s website, it is clear their Superior line was also touched by the beauty of sensible lines and simplicity.
Superior wardrobe. Manufactured by Knú Healthcare.
Beautiful Prairie Style Furniture: The Superior Collection by Knú Healthcare
In its smallest piece, the Superior bedside table comes in three versions: one drawer with an open shelf beneath, one drawer with a door beneath that can open on either the right or left side, and three drawers. Underneath the light wood structure each bedside table comes with 1-1/2″ concealed dual castor wheels for mobility. Showing off the horizontal and vertical lines that run parallel to their edges – similar to the stained glass windows of the Park Inn Hotel – the bedside table, dresser and wardrobes warm any healthcare setting with quiet confidence.
In the dresser and the wardrobe, the options for their design also lie within the drawers-to-shelving ratio. The Superior dresser comes in three or four matching drawers that provide a great deal of storage for patients and guest items. Top it off with the Superior wardrobe in single or double door versions. Opt for right or left hinges (on the single door wardrobe) and an optional bottom drawer for both single and double door models.
While I’m certain that the Prairie School train of thought was present when Knú developed the Superior pieces of furniture, I can admit if I’m wrong. But for anyone else who sees the beautiful similarities, we’d be lucky to stay in a hospital room decorated in Superior pieces by Knú Healthcare.
About the Manufacturer: Knú Healthcare likes to say that the company is “evidence based.” Presumably, this means the high-quality of their excellent product line speaks for itself. Knú manufactures all manner of necessaries for healthcare environments, including tables, overbed tables, patient and visitor seating, and a variety of casegoods. The products are appealingly styled and manifestly functional—touches like the durable and hygienic Kydex T and full-extension drawer slides assure they perform well in a hospital environment.