by Brianna Crandall — July 1, 2020 — Lobby and reception area furniture manufacturer Integra Seating is announcing a new Wellness Divider. Designed to divide space between seated guests in waiting rooms, lounges, and lobby and reception areas, the dividers can assist in stopping the spread of airborne germs, including the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Freestanding at an overall height of 52”, the Wellness Divider combines a clean, minimalist aesthetic and practical functionality to help designers and facilities managers (FMs) protect employees and guests alike.
The base and upright supports are solid steel with a silver powder coat finish. The divider comes in either a transparent polycarbonate or white HPDE material with eased edges, which brings a soft and unobtrusive appearance, notes the company. The base and divider can be easily cleaned and sanitized to further mitigate germ transmission. Both divider materials can also be replaced if needed.
Weighing 26 lbs., the Wellness Divider is easy to move, adding to its adaptability and flexible use within a variety of spaces, says Integra Seating. Its design seamlessly coordinates with Integra’s existing seating products, including the company’s Brighton Chairs, Valayo Chairs, Tide Metal Chairs and several others. The Divider’s clean design allows it to work with other manufacturer seating products as well.
Chandra Putnam, director of Sales and Marketing, remarked:
We realize health, wellness and safety is the highest priority for designers, facility managers and occupants of commercial spaces these days — especially in common areas like waiting rooms and lobbies where visual and spatial division are sometimes difficult to achieve. We think the new Wellness Divider helps with that division and offers the peace of mind, easy maintenance and cleanability needed for today.
The polycarbonate dividers come with a one-year warranty. The frame and HDPE divider come with a lifetime warranty.
For more information about the Wellness Divider, visit the Integra website. The Wisconsin-based company says it aims to accommodate the unique requirements of each customer and end-user. With a focus on durability and minimizing environmental impact, all Integra seating lines have replaceable components to provide a more sustainable and cost-effective solution for any facility.