Thoughtfully designed, Anova’s new Elevation Collection focuses on inclusive features that assure comfortable, accessible furniture that brings communities together. This product line will be showcased for the first time at the November 2019 ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego.
Anova’s goal was to create outdoor furniture that was truly inclusive for mobility-challenged individuals. The first step was to acknowledge there is a design gap, with few choices in furnishings that directly meet the needs of this population. “Quick fixes” that modify existing furniture can work, but the end result is ultimately inferior with regards to aesthetics as well as inclusivity. The furniture that is modified as an afterthought “sticks out” rather than being cohesive with the surrounding furniture.
With this in mind, Anova hosted a Charrette to understand the true needs of this underserved population as it pertains to furniture design. The Charrette participants consisted of landscape architects, designers, and healthcare professionals specializing in physical and occupational therapy.
With this valuable input, Anova has established guidelines for designing outdoor furniture that serve the needs of independent living seniors as well as mobility-challenged individuals of any age. The Elevation Collection fulfills these needs with comfortable, ergonomic furniture that individuals of any shape or size will enjoy using.
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Elevation is available in either recycled plastic planks or Thermory® thermally-modified hardwood. Visit the Elevation page for product details or contact us to learn more from a representative in your territory.