NeoCon, an annual commercial design event, honors outstanding new products across commercial, healthcare, institutional and hospitality sectors. The Cori Wingback and Lounge chairs were recognized in the healthcare guest and lounge seating category with a Silver award.
Kwalu, a leading furniture design company, collaborated with CannonDesign’s health interiors practice to create a collection aligned with the needs of today’s sophisticated healthcare consumers. CannonDesign contributed real-world knowledge into how healthcare waiting and lounge areas are planned, as well as insights into changing consumer demands. Taking inspiration from the hospitality industry, the Kwalu team-designed collection exudes a premium quality while delivering the flexibility, durability and materiality required within healthcare environments.
Jocelyn Stroupe, co-director of the healthcare interiors practice, noted: “In our analysis of furniture typically used in waiting spaces, and how people use such spaces, we recognized there is a need to create waiting spaces that allow people to have a choice of where and how they sit. For this collection, we advised the Kwalu team using precedents from hospitality and corporate environments to inform function as well as aesthetics, increasing comfort and alleviating stress for those using the space.”