Royal Manchester Children's Hospital wanted to create a more welcoming and calming environment in its Ward 84 Outpatients department, where children undergo treatment for cancer and blood disorders.
The unit has now been transformed into a ‘Spaceship Academy’. Using cladding and murals, the department has been completely refurbished, creating a family-friendly environment that’s a lot less intimidating for the young patients. In line with this update, the hospital needed soft seating elements which would complement the design.
Our Key Accounts Manager worked closely with the hospital's chosen design consultants, Hemisphere, to select a range of furniture which would fit with the Spaceship design aesthetic. A variety of seating was chosen, ranging from modular waving sofas which created a space where the children could sit together or with their families, to more individual and private sofas in the treatment area. Bubble stools were dotted throughout as an easily configurable element. All elements were upholstered in vinyl for easy cleaning. We were delighted to be involved in a project that will help to turn a daunting experience into a slightly easier one for the patients.
Soft seating - sofas, stools and chairs