In the latest issue of Design in Mental Health The Network magazine, you can read our in-depth article that explores ‘Furniture for outdoor spaces all-year-round.’
It may be something many of us take for granted, but lockdown restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the important effect that access to outdoor spaces can have on our mental wellbeing. Siuling Leung, head of Pineapple’s New Product Development team, explores how a mindful design ethos helps us to create safe and practical outdoor furniture for mental health spaces. People being treated in mental health environments can benefit from the same healing power of time spent outdoors, provided their surroundings are carefully designed to ensure they are safe and secure for patients and staff.
Being exposed to the elements means that furniture destined for outdoor spaces needs to be more resilient than products designed for indoors. Durability, water-resistance and drainage capability are all key considerations for outdoor furniture. The design of our Ryno® Stool for example, a subtle convex shape was added to the top that casts rainwater off and onto the ground to ensure that it remains useable all year round with minimal maintenance.
Read the full article here https://bit.ly/3rSpx0s