Herman Miller debuts Compass healthcare furniture
August 15, 2011 | 2:07 pm CDT

 Herman Miller Healthcare, a division of Herman Miller Inc., introduced Compass, a modular healthcare furniture system, during NeoCon, June 14-16 in Chicago.

The introduction took place at Herman Miller Healthcare's new showroom at Chicago's Merchandise Mart.

Compass is the result of an ongoing collaboration between Herman Miller and Continuum, a global design consultancy headquartered in Boston. 

 "Compass was designed with change in mind. Its approach to furnishing healthcare interiors includes structural, surface and storage components that provide unexpected levels of flexibility,” said Herman Miller Healthcare President Beth Nickels. “It also enables healthcare providers to reduce costs through a functional design that helps improve efficiency, quality of care and delivery, and the process of planning and installing. While many current solutions attempt to meet those needs, none adapt as quickly as Compass to the changing landscape of healthcare.” 

Compass is flexible. It can be assembled, disassembled, reconfigured and refreshed. The system is available in eight standard, 99.9 percent PVC-free Durawrap finishes including woodgrains and solid colors. Work surfaces are available in 15 Corian colors and with the option of integrated backsplashes to support cleanability.

Compass was developed according to Herman Miller’s industry-leading Design for the Environment protocol, which emphasizes recyclability of materials, recycled content and ease of disassembly. The company said it is up to 37 percent recyclable and contains up to 58 percent recycled content. It carries a 12-year warranty and will be available Sept. 1.
Read Herman Miller's press release.

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