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Rail station furniture hygiene in a post-COVID-19 era

Posted: 3 December 2020 | | No comments yet

Read how Green Furniture Concept’s state-of-the-art, sustainable and modular design furniture is easy to clean, providing a highly sanitary, safe and reliable environment for public spaces such as railway stations.

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At public places, like railway stations, the high volume of passengers from all over the world increases the likelihood of bacteria and virus exchange across demographics that are otherwise unlikely to interact. And since we cannot ask the masses to stay away from public spaces indefinitely, we must instead find ways to foster safe public places – places where people can feel less threat of contaminated surfaces and their neighbors. This can be done by making conscious choices of the setting of the furniture and following clear furniture hygiene processes.

Furniture with leather and upholstery has a high chance to collect germs in the seams, cracks, and creases. However, this can easily be avoided by using natural materials such as wood. There are natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties in wood which eliminate potential contaminants. Since wood surfaces dry quickly; this dryness puts bacteria at a disadvantage too. Adding to the sense of place, the wood also brings the Biophilic design and the warmth to the space. At Green Furniture Concept, we use only FSC-certified wood and our products are manufactured sustainably in Sweden and finished with a durable wax oil coating. It’s natural, non-toxic and anti-allergic and the seating meets sanitisation requirements.

Green Furniture Concept specialises in placemaking by creating state-of-the-art, sustainable and unique furniture, designed to accommodate the requirements of any place gracefully. The modular design makes it easy to clean all the nooks and crannies of furniture pieces, providing a highly sanitary, safe and reliable environment. This modularity gives you the flexibility and freedom of design and the ability to re-configure the installation into new shapes quickly to adapt to new distancing requirements of these days.

If we take hospitals as an example, they aim to provide a clean and hygienic environment. Together with Skåne University Hospital in Sweden, we placed patients and clinical satisfaction at the centre of seating design. Our Nova C seating installation brings the beauty of natural materials to clinical environments in products that are easy to sanitise and maintain. All seating systems are configured individually to follow architectural plans, improve the working environment and contribute to positive organisational outcomes.

By implementing easy cleaning and maintenance processes in the daily operation, health can easily be prioritised. In a blink of an eye, broken ribs can be changed to keep the installation like new for many years. And since sustainability is on the top of our heads we offer an optimal service – yearly touch up, removal of scratches and change of ribs and armrests if needed.

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