Shackletons: Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Court

Shackletons furniture was specified by Drawing Room Interiors for a brand-new care home in Sindlesham, Workingham.

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Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Court is a 45-bedroom purpose-built care home for dementia and nursing. The project brief was to create a homely environment which was not institutional in appearance. Drawing Room Interiors used evidence-based design to create a dementia friendly interior which promotes confidence and independence.

Furniture was integral to the design and needed to be suitable for residents. Diana Celella, Director of Drawing Room Interiors comments:

“I selected Shackletons as their furniture is designed with the care home market and the resident in mind. They have a wide range of styles to choose from which we chose to upholster in healthcare fabrics with anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. The personal service from Shackletons was excellent throughout the project.”

The design connects with the local area using local history, geography and attractions for inspiration. The ground floor lounge features a pair of Valls Wing Back Chairs with the Elba Side Table with a copper base to complement the fabric on the chairs. The Mijas chair and sofa provides additional seating alongside the Isola Nesting Tables, which can be easily moved for residents to use.  The nature inspired design was based on the region’s iconic Mulberry bushes and brings a sense of calm and serenity to the lounge.

The Valencia High Back Chair looks striking in gold tones with contrast piping and button detailing on the back highlight the shape of the chair. The Lubeck Coffee Table sits alongside the high back chair and is ideal for small decorative items.

The ground floor café provides a space for residents to relax and socialise. Drawing Room Interiors selected the Fairmont Bistro Table with a copper base and natural top and for seating the Maldon Armchairs and the Mijas Low Back Sofa.

For the vibrant casual dining area, Drawing Room Interiors selected the SH Dining Table paired with the Pavia Arm Chair and Side Chair in contrasting colours, which creates a bright and colourful dining area for residents.

A Saluzzo Low Back Armchair with the Denia Footstool in a matching fabric provides a comfortable space for residents to relax in the quiet lounge.

Wayfinding is an important part of the design as it helps residents navigate through the space with orientational cues. There are hand painted murals as well as themed artwork in the corridors. This artwork is all about local birds and bird watching, which leads to the bird watching area.

Shackletons designs and manufactures furniture for care and senior living environments. We work closely with our clients who include care home operators, specifiers, interior designers and architects.

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