The emphasis here is on making visitors, residents and staff feel welcome and relaxed, so this room is inspired by mid-century Scandinavian style to reflect the Danish concept of “hygge”. Pronounced ‘hoo-gah’, it describes ‘a quality of cosiness and a feeling of contentment’, expressed by the rounded corners, gentle lines and natural-looking materials used here.
The design features rich, warm colours drawn from nature, but also the shapes used: multiple curves to create a soft, non-clinical feel. The curved pathway also helps with wayfinding, creating more fluid movement in the space, with the planters subtly marking the exit. The neutral palette and mix of traditional and modern touches offer wider appeal in a space used by people of varying ages. Intensity of colour changes throughout the room, drawing the eye to different points of interest.
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Altro Design Manager