Archive for November, 2014

Micro-Space: The Hotel of the Future

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Micro-Space

As major cities across the nation continue to grow and evolve, space is becoming harder to come across. Because of the lack of space, many industries are attempting to find new ways to fit in throughout our nation’s major cities. Because of this, two furniture manufactures have come together to create a line of hotel furniture that will work within a micro-space setting. Think Fabricate has recently joined forces with Resource Furniture to create a three piece furniture line that could be used in a micro-space.

Kinetic, the new furniture line, includes only a credenza, coffee table, and wall cabinet.  Kinetic was created to fit within Hotel Resource. This hotel was developed by Resource Furniture to show how hotel rooms can include only a few simple pieces without losing their comfortable and luxurious atmosphere. The rooms within the Hotel Resource are only 240 square feet, but can still be enjoyed by guests. Each piece of furniture used in the room holds multiple uses to eliminate the need for extra pieces of furniture.

The credenza was developed to include numerous drawers for storage as well as a small refrigerator. The coffee table was developed to match a sofa Resource had already developed. The coffee table can be lifted to form a desk, while also including an additional workstation that can be folded out if needed. The wall cabinet is probably the most efficient of the three pieces. The cabinet includes a mirror, storage space, bar, iron, and espresso machine. These functions are not only easily accessible for guests, but also easily hidden. The pair of companies is looking forward to creating more functional pieces of furniture to be used in micro-spaces.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish hospitality businesses as well as providing quality furniture for healthcare facilities, educational settings, local casinos, and corporate offices. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

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MMBQ Issue 11-3-2014

 

 

Healthcare Facilities Helping our Aging Population

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Healthcare Facilities

A large percentage of our nation’s population is nearing the age, or already past the age of 65. We are entering a period where our elders are learning to give up their freedoms while the younger generation is learning ways to help the transition. Our population is beginning to live longer, but not necessarily in the best shape. Those over the age of 65 are beginning to lose their balance, hearing, and sight, making it difficult to live alone. In 2012 alone, almost 24,000 adults over the age of 65 passed away as a result from a fall. That same year, over 2.4 million adults over the age of 65 were treated in emergency rooms as a result from a fall.

This is why many are beginning to move to a number of different healthcare facilities to ensure their safety. As these healthcare facilities begin to see an increase in numbers, they are finding ways to ensure the safety of their inhabitants while not infringing on their rights as human beings. Healthcare facilities are incorporating furniture that is sturdier and eliminating pieces that can be easily broken or pushed over should someone fall. Healthcare facilities are also using lighting, contrasting colors, and striping to help those living within the facility. Lighting is being installed along hallways and walkways to make it easier to see. Contrasting colors are used when installing new toilet seats and baths, which help those who are dealing with cataracts and glaucoma to see the porcelain better. Striping is being incorporated with stairs and ledges to show the drop, helping to prevent falls.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish healthcare facilities as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and corporate offices. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

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