Safe Environments

Safe Environments

Peter Graves Archive

Designers Favor Crypton Fabrics, From Patient Rooms to Buckingham Palace

Crypton-coated fabrics have revolutionized the contract furnishings industry by offering complete stain, moisture, mildew, bacteria, and odor protection. Figures on the manufacturer’s website indicate that over 90% of contract designers rely on Crypton-coated fabrics for commercial, healthcare, hospitality, retail, restaurant, and lobby interiors. Currently, over 80 million yards of the high-performance fabric are in use

Polyurethane Fabrics Benefit Fitness Studios, Hotel Guests

You might not think that the next key piece of FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment), you’d be sourcing would be….a treadmill. But, as reported earlier this year in Hospitality Style, the Westin Hotels & Resorts is taking a design-led approach to its 186 “sweat spots” worldwide, and they aren’t alone. Today’s style-savvy guests expect hospitality spaces

Patient and Staff Safety Supported by New Attenda Bed and Riser

In the healthcare industry, patient and staff safety are becoming more and more important to healthcare professionals. Various efforts have been made to support this concern. Recently, Norix Group addressed the need for improving safety by developing the new Attenda® Bed and Riser. Designed for critical environments, the bed and riser offer innovative features to

Hospitals Look to Designers To Tackle Problem of Violence and Aggression in Emergency Departments

Design Competition Attracts Industry Elite to Develop Comprehensive Solutions It is reported that in England hospital staff experience more than 150 incidents of violence and aggression everyday, especially in high-anxiety hospital ERs, which are called Accident and Emergency departments (A&E), in the U.K. These incidents, which range from swearing and verbal abuse to physical assaults,

Forté Designer Furniture in Over 3,500 Combinations

The new Forté™ Series lounge seating collection of contract furniture is now available with interchangeable base styles, optional coordinating upholstered seats, and connecting tables for over 3,500 design and layout options. Ideal for healthcare, hospitality, education, and other commercial interiors, the Forte™ Series is manufactured by Norix. Forté™ Series Lounge Seating features durable molded chairs

Inmate Violence is Reduced with Chess-In-Jail Programs

Advocates Say Chess-In-Jails Programs Help Reduce Inmate Violence and Teach Good Decision-Making Skills It was reported in April of this year that the Cook County Jail in Chicago, one of the largest single-site jails in the country, had implemented a chess-in-jail program at the facility as a way to get inmates to focus on learning