Designing healthcare spaces
Places inspired by nature have the power to nurture and soothe, bringing a sense of wellbeing to clinical environments. Natural materials and indoor planters generate a sense of wellbeing among patients and caregivers. Our designs bring them to clinical environments to make places that honour wellness and add holistic elements to healthcare. Our seamless seating designs are made of wood and treated with wax, naturally, antibacterial material that can withstand the surface disinfectants used in clinical environments. The seamless seating designs designate required distances between individuals while enabling families and caregivers to remain together.
Biophilic design for recovery
Lately, studies and research have shown the influence of the environment on the wellbeing of patients and staff in the health sector. Results show the importance of thought-through design and its effect on wellness and healing. If we can bring nature inside with a so-called biophilic design, focusing on the patient, we can create an ambiance that makes people in a vulnerable situation feel a little bit better.
We've worked closely with hospital experts to find a placemaking solution for healthcare spaces that meet the essential requirements we see in hospitals, focusing on the patient's safety and wellbeing of the patient. We create a place for everyone with seating that meets a broader diversity of people, such as accessible and elevated seating with suitable modules and add-ons.
Wood is antiseptic
Green Furniture takes comfort in knowing that wood is one of the safest materials for public places. Studies that tested the survival of bacteria on wood versus plastic have shown that pine and oak outperform plastic in their antibacterial abilities. In addition, wood’s natural abilities against bacteria and viruses can be enhanced with a natural wax finish such as Beeswax, a natural antiseptic.
Let us design your next healthcare project
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Marita Olsson, infection control nurse, Region Skåne
“Compared to furniture upholstered in artificial leather, which cracks and tears, hospital hygiene has improved. The benches are easy to clean. We have also noticed that nothing gets missed when the floors are washed, which shows that the benches can be separated and moved for cleaning in a way that meets our standards. The patients are also kept apart from each other a little, in that there is a set distance back-to-back. I am impressed!”
Biophilic design in healthcare enhances patient wellbeing
Lately, studies and research have shown the influence of the environment on the wellbeing of patients and staff in the health sector. Some of the results have shown the importance of thought through design and its effect on wellness and healing.
At Green, our placemaking design brings nature inside, so-called biophilic design. Using materials, colours, patterns, and shapes inspired by nature, creating a toolbox for designers to use in their work to make our healthcare facilities matter, a home away from home.
Get in touch with us!
Don’t know where to start with your healthcare project? Schedule a meeting with us, and we’ll help you get started. Our team has years of experience in placemaking design, achieving enhanced patient wellbeing in healthcare spaces.
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