VONA underlines the atmosphere of living areas in healthcare-facilities. The chairs of the VONA-collection form an elegant and modern design, whilst maintaining the values of living environments. Furthermore, they meet the highest demands of hospitals and care facilities regarding to ergonomics, functionality and hygiene.
The rich diversity of the VONA-collection provides comfort for patients with their individual preferences.
VONAs great ergonomic adaptivity to personal needs from people at advanced ages makes it suitable for bedrooms, living spaces, dining and the communication areas.
VONA comes with versions with and without armrests, and is opted with a low-back and a high-back variation.
The low-back alternative is eligible for “active” areas as dining and leisure, where mobility is required, whereas in contrast, the high-back option is focused on relaxation, which makes it preferable for “passive” areas as lounges and living spaces. VONA is specifically designed for patient oriented sections in healthcare centres.
Thanks to a multitude of customization options, such as recessed grip or handle bar, extended or flush armrest, VONA can be adapted to the individual requirements of the project. VONA’s “plus” and “extra” versions offer more space and stability for the user. Whether cafeteria, common room or resident’s room - a variety of finishes allow the individuals to choose the option, which suits them most.
Thanks to a locking system, the upholstered polymer seat shells from VONA can not only be replaced quickly without the need of any tools, but is also capable of being stowed and transported conveniently. Additionally the replaceable seats increase hygiene conditions and reduce the odour in care facilities.
VONA has a recessed grip on the backrest, which facilitates the movement of the chair and keeps the upholstery clean.
An optional version of VONA, which has an integrated handle bar, provides extra support and allows caregivers to move the chair during use more easily.
Removable and washable fabric covers can be used on the replaceable thermopolymer seatshells of the VONA collection. The cover can effortlessly be removed by a zipper prior the washing process. Antibacterial and resistance properties are even retained after a wash with temperatures of up to 60 degrees Celsius.
The interchangeable seat of VONA allows the chair to be permanently in use. Water-repellent fabric covers with special moisture protection is recommended, if professional workforces can carry out the intensive cleaning of the seats in designated areas of the hospital.
For more frequently used areas, VONA is made of stained and varnished plywood. In more private living areas, comfort can be further increased by an additional back padding.
VONA is also available in three different seat heights, ranging from 44cm and 46cm to 48cm. These offer residents more freedom in choosing a chair corresponding to their heights within a common room. The different seat heights are marked noticeably on the backrest.
Functionality and Hygiene
Functionality and Hygiene
In designing the VONA collection, special attention has been paid to form-fitting and seamless joints, to enable an easy and intensive cleaning. The so-called “crumb sweep” between the backrest and the seat makes the cleaning easier. Deposits in the joints are avoided, due to the lateral position of the material connection between the upholstery and wood.
VONA has a continuous and closed surface structure in order to simplify the daily disinfection cleaning and prevent deposits from indentation and so, forming sharp corners. The coating of special antibacterial lacquers also protects the wood in the butt joints.
The VONA seat is made out of rigid, shape-retaining foam and offers users an optimum comfort. Its special padding coats the entire seat, including the ergonomically rounded seat edge, which improves blood circulation while sitting.
In a joint study with doctors, occupational therapists, ergonomists and nursing staffs, a special seat geometry for the VONA collection was developed. Its deliberately chosen seat depths, tilts and heights, lengthens the time of a fatigue-free sitting and enables an upright position in a relaxed posture.