KI’s Affina is a patient-friendly collection of seating for healthcare environments. The Greenguard-certified furniture line, which includes a lounge chair, guest chair, and recliner, is made with polyurethane foam and FSC-certified wood. Created by industrial designers Dan Cramer and Paul James, Affina offers field-replaceable components and bleach-tolerant solid surfaces. Available in a variety of wood and metal finishes, with upholstery options from KI textile brands Ingrade and Pallas. ki.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.