Nashville – Carolina, a leading manufacturer of furniture for healthcare environments, is tapping into the product portfolios of its sister OFS Brands companies to provide single-source solutions for every area in healthcare environments. Carolina will introduce First Office, Loewenstein and OFS products to the healthcare design community at Healthcare Design 2011, the leading conference for healthcare design, planning, and research professionals.
“Healthcare design professionals have long relied upon Carolina as a resource for public and patient areas,” explained Stan Gray, Carolina’s brand director. “As part of OFS Brands, Carolina can offer, as a single source with common finishes and palettes, solutions for every possible environment in healthcare.”
Mr. Gray pointed out that that swivel and guest seating by First Office and reception and desking products from OFS can be specified for medical office facilities and physicians’ offices, while Loewenstein offers a wide range of tables and chairs that can be used in dining areas.
“We believe that healthcare design professionals will benefit from the ease of specifying a complete range of products that not only share coordinating colors and finishes, but also are sustainably produced and bear a wide range of third-party environmental certifications,” said Mr. Gray.
In addition to the First Office, Loewenstein and OFS products shown at Healthcare Design 2011, Carolina is also featuring its own Interlude, a family of seating products, and Commons, the award-winning lounge system.
“We’ve added eight new powder coat options to Commons for a total of 11 metal finish options. Colors include bone white, beige, taupe, greys and other sophisticated neutrals,” said Mr. Gray. “To complement this expanded palette of finishes, we’ve also added a beige poly-resin arm cap option.”
Designed by Michael Shields, Commons is a seating and tables system designed to support the commons area, the architecture around it and the people who move through these important spaces. The common space has become more than just a waiting area. It is a social space in which we live, learn, work, interact, create and linger. Commons offers numerous options including arm placement on the upholstery as well as power and data to keep the user connected. Thoughtfully scaled design elements merge to support various configurations, functions, and aesthetic statements for a variety of environments.
Designed by David Dahl, Interlude is a unique and broad solution based family of seating ideal for all areas throughout healthcare facilities, including patient rooms. Breathable knit backs or upholstered backs offer a full range of patient comfort. Multiple arm styles provide varying levels of support to users. A variety of design materials including multiple metal and wood finishes, top surface materials and knit/upholstery materials optimize choices for specifiers.
For more than 60 years, Carolina has designed and manufactured quality contract seating and casegoods solutions for customers worldwide. With a simple corporate strategy to build the finest products backed by the best customer service and support in the industry, Carolina is dedicated to designing and building furniture that is functional, value conscience and style driven. By collaborating with award-winning designers, Carolina’s product line encompasses lounge, guest, multiple/modular and healthcare seating and casegoods, as well as occasional tables, ranging in styles from transitional to contemporary.