Failing furniture is a universal challenge for healthcare to education to hospitality, but Kwalu’s surfaces on the Bolsena Lounge Collection solves this perennial problem by combining its guaranteed not-to-age for 10 years’ surfaces, with field-replaceable seat upholstery and a clever and easy access clean out.
The Bolsena Lounge Collection’s arms and frame are made of Kwalu’s solid surface proprietary and multi-award winning finishes which look like wood or metal, but have none of the drawbacks like rusting or failing and degrading polyurethane coatings. Designers might be shy to select metal surfaces that could potentially rust or wood surfaces that may lose their poly topcoat quickly. So Kwalu’s full spectrum solid surfaces comprised of “Metallics that Aren’t Metal” that cannot rust, combined with “Wood Surfaces that Aren’t Wood,” offer innovative alternatives.
For Bolsena’s upholstered areas, designers can select fabrics and foam firmness, keeping in mind that the standard is high-resilience foam to ensure lasting comfort and durability. The collection comes with a performance warranty for 10 years. This leads to less disruption, labor, expense and hopefully, longer ownership.
The comfort quotient is amplified by its thickly cushioned seat, and the angled curved arms and back create a soft and inviting respite. Bolsena is dressed with French seams that purposely overlap to provide additional performance and protection from liquids that could infiltrate the foam infrastructure. Plus the French seams add an additional level of detail. Decorative piping around the arms and base elevate the style appeal. The Bolsena Collection includes a lounge chair and a love seat that are ideal options for lobbies and common areas.
Bolsena Collection is SCS Certified Furniture: SCS Indoor Air Advantage Gold. This is the highest quality rating for indoor air quality. The steel Kwalu uses for their patented joint construction is made from 99% recycled content (82% pre-consumer and 17% post-consumer). Kwalu is also LEVEL® certified. BIFMA‘s sustainability certification program for furniture, LEVEL, is a comprehensive and transparent third-party certification program. The LEVEL mark attests that the product, the manufacturing facility, and the company responsible for the product brand, have been evaluated against the multi-attribute criteria of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability.
Kwalu meets the Healthier Hospitals (HHI) criteria, but so do many furniture manufacturers. What other manufacturers fail to mention is that their products won’t last long, and customers are signing up for perennial replacements and intermittent lackluster impressions as surfaces start to break down. Kwalu is delivering landfill avoidance as its surfaces are guaranteed to look like NEW for 10 years.
Kwalu uses eco-certified wood composites. The small amount of wood it uses carries various environmental certificates such as ECC Standard 4-19 for Eco-Certified Composites and CARB Compliance. Plus, upon request Kwalu can also offer wood that carries environmental certificates including Responsible Forestry from SCS and Sustainable Forestry Initiative.