IOA Healthcare Furniture
What makes a waiting space or public space an area that can promote healing or alleviate stress, and make people feel comfortable whether they are alone, with family or in groups? The new Portico collection from IOA Furniture in collaboration with HOK Product Design seeks to apply research-based findings to furniture design and public space layout in interior areas.
The collection developed in response to waiting-area research along with a desire to be beautiful, comfortable, and versatile for use in a variety of settings: hospitality, corporate or healthcare environments.
The curved shape of the Capri sofa accommodates an inward facing arrangement for a small intimate grouping or with additional sections, a larger curved arrangement allows distance with plenty of barrier space. With a conversely turned arrangement groups face away from each other supporting the research that individuals prefer to sit alone. Capri can be configured in a variety of arrangements with or without divider arms. Multiple arrangements allow a space to flex as social patterns change in waiting or group areas.
The Capri lounge chair has a horizontal metal trim detail and wood paneled back that gives contemporary appeal and added texture to an interior space. The lifted base provides a light look and the gentle slope of tapered arms with semi attached back and seat cushions provide casual elegance.
The Trieste tables, with their solid shape and beveled floating base, perfectly complement the open legged Capri. Made of solid surface the table is designed for high traffic environments.
The Milano sofa can be used conventionally, or arranged with sections angled away from adjacent seats, making small groups feel more comfortable by not facing others directly. The corner seat naturally becomes a buffer seat between small groups and supports those conversing. Milano can be configured in a variety of arrangements with or without divider arms. The multiple configurations allow for a space to flex as social patterns change in waiting or group areas.
The Milano lounge chair has a spacious seat and is designed with a relaxed angled back. Its soft curves and modern tapered arms are supported with a refined metal angled leg, and a separate seat cushion that can be specified in a matching or contrasting fabric.
Modern geometric patterning makes the Prato coffee table a decorative element and allows for the creative use of one material or multiple materials and colors of wood, solid surface, or color coated glass. Several shapes and sizes compliment Milano and support various arrangements.
The Portico collection was designed by Christine Vandover, Javier Palomares and Jin Park.