Furniture Requirements for the Health Care Industry
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When: Tuesday, January 28
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: AIA Silicon Valley
325 South First Street
San Jose
United States
Contact: Chris Burnham

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Designing for the Elderly
This Lunch + Learn provides a look at furniture requirements in the Healthcare Industry. The presentation will focus on creating common spaces that are safe, comfortable, environmentally friendly, and conducive to mental and physical hygiene for patients, visitors, and healthcare professionals.

Free! Lunch will be provided thanks to Dietiker.

Location + Parking:
AIA Silicon Valley office, 325 S First Street, San Jose
Jump on Light Rail exit at Second + San Carlos
Parking lot across the street 375 South Second Street, for $5 per hour 
Parking lot at 280 S. Second St., also accessible from South Third Street, for $1 per 20 min.


About the Presenter:

Nathalie Felber is the CEO of Dietiker USA and the Chairwoman of the entire Dietiker group. 

She holds a B.A in economics from the Tel Aviv University. 
She orginally started her career in private banking.

After graduation from her MBA at the Rotman Business School and earning her Executive MBA from the prestigious HSG St Gallen in Switzerland, Nathalie took over in 2011 the direction of the family business, at the helm of the oldest manufacturer of furniture in Switzerland.

She was named on the list of "40 business leader under 40" for 3 consecutive years by the main economic publication in Switzerland Bilanz, and holds various board positions.

She specializes in product and market strategy.




Learning Objectives:

  • Zones and areas in Hospitals and Senior Housing
    The necessity for zone and specialty areas in Hospital environments and how furniture can play a major role in that. The importance of carefully planned and designed spaces in Senior Housing environments and the key aspects of furniture selection for the elderly.
  • Importance of color in space orientation for the elderly
    The planning and integration of color and furniture design in the design of common and living areas for seniors.
  • Movement restriction for the elderly
    Furniture design aspects that can improve or hinder the quality of life for seniors.
  • Fabrics and disinfection
    Fabric and furniture material selection for disease prevention, maintenance and hygiene, as well as codes and fire regulations in the healthcare industry.