Solacia is a user-friendly chair developed in close collaboration with staff and patients at Gentofte Hospital. The objective is to design a recliner for a hospital ward, which accommodates both the users’ functional and immaterial needs. The idea is to create an aesthetic chair that eliminates the feeling of being hospitalized. Non-acutely ill surgical and medical patient uses the Solacia chair in situations where it would be appropriate not to lie in bed continuously, but daily get out of bed for a few hours to rest in a chair for recovery. The Solacia recliner has proven so popular that Gentofte Hospital decided that they need the chair with a lower back for the public lounge areas and waiting rooms. The Solacia Chair now comes in three heights, and ties the interior together. It meets the criteria regarding ergonomics, hygiene, cleaning and aesthetics that are essential at hospitals.

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