JASPER, IN — Kimball Office is increasing its healthcare seating options with enhancements to three popular product lines. New features to the Beo, Collage and Event seating solutions provide users, designers and facility managers with increased flexibility, durability and easy maintenance.

“In launching several new product enhancements tailored to healthcare settings, Kimball Office is offering solutions that make it easy for end users to transition in and out of seats, while helping organizations maintain safe, clean and healthy environments,” said Max Holland, director of vertical markets.

•Beo — Kimball Office’s popular side, guest and lounge seating line, Beo, offers five new enhancements. A clean-out feature helps organizations easily wipe seating surfaces to remove debris, and an extra three inches can be added to the chair’s width in order to accommodate individuals up to 350 pounds. Tablet surfaces are available in wood or laminate, and a specialized grommet can be installed in one or both arms to allow users to transfer and lock the tablet surface for increased functionality. Beo’s arms, backs and seats can be upholstered separately in order to delineate space through color and also match the design aesthetic. Finally, an optional quiet caster promotes a peaceful recovery and work environment.

"Today’s healthcare settings must support broader audiences, which is why Kimball Office has also added a bariatric bench to its Collage and Event seating lines. The benches blend into existing and new design settings, which allow users to feel comfortable when entering the environment,” said Holland.

The bariatric benches are designed to accommodate users up to 500 pounds.

•Collage — Designed for private offices, public spaces and meeting rooms, Collage offers a versatile, stylish, wood-framed guest seating option. A new bariatric bench solution increases the line’s versatility, without compromising its design, which is already available with or withoutarms, as two-person benches and with a slat or upholstered back.

•Event — Event is suited for meeting and training rooms, and a new bariatric bench is available with the line’s standard options such as: mobile or static legs, with or without arms and a variety of designs for the back shape. The bariatric bench supports a greater range of users and brings increased flexibility to commonly used spaces.

Beo, Collage and Event are Scientific Certification Standards (SCS) Indoor Advantage Gold and American National Standards Institute/Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (ANSI/BIFMA) level 2 certified. The products may contribute towards Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits and support an organization’s sustainability practices.

Kimball Office products can be found on kimballoffice.ecoScorecard.com, an online tool to quickly and simply research sustainable products and download documentation for green building programs such as LEED. To locate the closest Kimball Office dealer or showroom for more information about healthcare seating options, visit KimballOffice.com or call (800) 482-1818.

Source: Kimball Office

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