Ultimate rest and waiting chair
Magnus Olesen is a renowned furniture producer who developes and produces quality furniture. In close collaboration with Magnus Olesen, design concern was tasked with designing a chair for Gentofte Hospital for patient use. The chair naturally had to meet the requirements of a hospital environment and at the same time be both pleasant to sit in and to look at.
Magnus Olesen Solacia
Ergonomic design chair
High standard of hygiene
Design chair that lives up to the practical context
Functional design solution which lessens the sense of illness
“Our collaboration with design concern has been optimal. design concern are good at listening. They quickly understood the challenges and high demands, but also the wishes we had aesthetically. Solacia meets all the ergonomic and hygienic aspects, while exuding a homeliness that is perfectly in line with our interior design.”
Johanna Alveros, leading architect, Gentofte Hospital
About the project.
Gentofte Hospital had for a long time scoured the market for a recliner that could meet the demands of a hospital environment. The requirements included optimal ergonomics and easy cleaning. In addition, the chair had to carry an aesthetic that reduce the patient’s sense of illness.
User research played a major role in the development of the chair. In addition to healthcare professionals and users, design concern also involved porters and cleaning staff in the attempt to design the exact chair that accomodated all needs.
The recliner is intended for the non-acute patient. This includes both surgical and medical patients with a condition that makes it appropriate on a daily basis to get out of bed for a few hours and rest in a good chair.
The Solacia chair offers optimal seating comfort and is easy to get up from. It is available in three different heights, with the highest version having a tilt function so that the back can be reclined. The chair is naturally made with functionality in mind, but it was equally important to create a piece of furniture that didn’t visually signal that it was a piece of funiture with a function. The beautiful design was thus intended to help reduce the patient’s sense of illness.
The chair can also be used in lounge areas, airports, and other enviroments where aesthetics and functionality have to come together.