Knightsbridge Furniture has provided a range of products to a brand-new facility, Lavender Meadows, an extra care development that offers independent living with access to on-site care for people over the age of 55.
After being appointed by Housing 21, a leading not-for-profit provider of retirement housing, Gilling Dodd Architects selected Knightsbridge to furnish the new 32 extra care bed facility. Working alongside John Roughton, an independent furniture consultant who represents Knightsbridge Furniture the team worked closely with the client to meet all requirements of the project.
It was important for the client that the furniture would help create a comfortable and welcoming environment for the residents. Having worked on a number of previous projects where this has been a key aim, the Knightsbridge team recognises the importance of colour and the impact that it can have on a person’s mood. Incorporating a range of colours, with warm pinks and light greens being used within the lounge areas, helped create a homely atmosphere. Comfort is also key, which is why Knightsbridge’s Sorrento chairs were the perfect fit – deep enough to get cosy in, with sweeping armrests to provide a snug place to put your feet up and relax.
In addition to this, other pieces from Knightsbridge’s leisure collection were also featured, including the stylish and practical Nexus chairs in a gentle hue of mauve. Perfect for communal areas and receptions, these chairs help to construct a professional yet peaceful space.
Knightsbridge’s coupe chairs, oozing art deco style, were also dotted around the building to create small welcoming catchup areas in the hallways. In blues and greens, these chairs create a focal point for corridors, which can sometimes be forgotten about in terms of décor.
For the dining room, Knightsbridge’s Go-Go dining chairs and Dorset tables complement the modern and inviting environment, perfect for residents to share mealtimes together.
Despite the pandemic and its regulations, the project was an overall success from specification stage to the final installation, with Knightsbridge being on-hand throughout to discuss any queries and working together to create the ideal environment for the residents of Lavender Meadows.