Designing a bed
to optimize smart use
and provide a sense of safety.

summary of the Schell Cocoon

Schell Industries was looking for the ideal hospital bed, that for healthcare professionals is pleasant and practical in daily use and in which the patient feels safe and secure. To all technical standards to be able to meet, became an extensive Program of Requirements (PvE) followed and we integrated smart functionalities in the bed. In the design is made a clear difference in the look and feel of the outside and the space wherein the patient is lying. The outside got one practical, medical appearance, while we gave the inside a softer lookso that the patient is in one protective cocoon waant. 

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Schell Industries was looking for it ideal hospital bed, that for healthcare professionals is pleasant and practical in daily use and in which the patient finds himself safe and feels secure. 

The approach of the project

In cooperation with NPK Design Scope Design first mapped out the competition and context. With help from Visual Brand Language Tool the wishes of the client were made clear and the design could be started. To all technical standards to be able to meet, became an extensive one Program requirements (PvE) followed and we integrated smart functionalities into the bed. We did that for example through a ingenious mechanics to place in the safety gate, making it compact and foldable. By technology that was previously visible, hide in the design and by choosing curved head and foot boards, we created a pleasant environment for the patient. 

THE DESIGN RESULT

In the design is made a clear difference in the look and feel from the outside and the space wherein the patient is lying. The outside got one practical, medical appearance, while we gave the inside a softer look. Dhe compact version makes that de zorg professionals efficient use can making the available space in the treatment and nursing rooms. At the same time it takes care of it smart mechanics ensure that the bed is height adjustable. Patients can do that geeasy boarding and healthcare professionals working on the bed at an ergonomically comfortable height. The new offers the patient hospital bed a comfortable place that offers security and safety as a cocoon in a strange, medical-clinical environment. 

It design has been rewarded with international design prizes (Red Dot and IF).