The neonatal ward of a hospital can already be a stressful and challenging environment, especially for mothers attempting to nurse for the first time and parents of premature babies -- but now, there's a hospital chair that can provide some comfort.
The Embrace Chair is a new hospital chair design by Ricky Kloosterman, a graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven. The unconventional hospital chair has high walls made of hospital-grade leather, surrounded by a layer of protective hardwood. It also has the appropriate hookups for IV lines and other medical necessities. If introduced into hospitals, the Embrace Chair would provide a level of privacy and comfort not often seen in medical environments.
It's a perfect option for nursing mothers requiring skin-to-skin contact with new-born babies. In addition, it could be applied for use in chemotherapy, where patients often have to sit for long periods of time to receive treatment.
This Hospital Chair Has High Walls and an Embracing Design
1. Privacy-providing Chairs - Potential opportunity for designers to create more privacy-focused furniture for medical and non-medical environments.
2. Comfort-enhancing Hospital Furniture - Hospitals may see an increase in demand for furniture designs that prioritize patient comfort and well-being.
3. Multi-functional Medical Furniture - Designers could explore creating furniture that serves multiple purposes, such as providing privacy while also accommodating necessary medical equipment.
1. Medical Equipment Manufacturers - Manufacturers could explore creating furniture that is both practical and comfortable for medical environments.
2. Furniture Manufacturers - Furniture manufacturers may see a surge in demand for privacy-focused, comfortable furniture designs for both medical and non-medical environments.
3. Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities - Hospitals and healthcare facilities may be interested in investing in furniture designs that prioritize patient comfort and privacy for a more positive patient experience.