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November 10, 2011 – Wieland, a nationally recognized and award-winning design and manufacturing firm of furniture for the healthcare industry, is pleased to introduce its newest design in multi-functional healthcare furniture. sleepToo® is the industry’s first sleep sofa to incorporate an adjustable height table, creating “a virtual family room” that will accommodate a variety of activities. sleepToo® is making its debut at the Healthcare Design Conference held at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, November 13 through 16, 2011.

Among the most notable features of sleepToo® is the table engineered to hold 500 pounds. The table alone offers versatile convenience, allowing users to utilize the surface as a dining, game, and work space or as an elevated end table or as additional seating when at the lowest setting.

With the table in its lowest position, the pneumatically assisted sleep surface rises up smoothly at the push of a button and stops in a position to (1) easily fold forward to create a bed, and (2) allow for quick and easy cleaning of the cleanouts between the seat, back, and sleep surface. The overall contribution of sleepToo® to the healthcare industry is the manner in which Wieland incorporates all essential lifestyle functions into one, comfort-driven, space-saving, renewable product.

“We are especially pleased to bring sleepToo® to market,” stated Stan Schneider, national sales manager with Wieland. “Evidence-based design research has shown the importance of providing comfortable space for family members as part of the healthcare team. By design, sleepToo® offers more of what families need in helping their loved ones through the healing process, yet its characteristics are sensitive to the needs of the healthcare staff.”

Aesthetically, sleepToo® offers a simple, full front design that affords designers a clean look to fit with any architecture. Each unit is completely customizable in style, with a separate seat cushion to allow for additional  functionality. Options include several arm cap types, leg styles, ottomans, and blank panels and drawers available in thermoform, wood or fabric. The look and versatility is up to the designer.

Wieland is dedicated to environmental design and dictates that each piece adaptable to reconditioning rather than disposal. All sleepToo® components are fully renewable, meaning that each is readily and easily replaced, and upholstery may be removed and replaced without trouble. Units feature a steel frame for greater stability and are backed by a 25-year warranty; mechanisms are intuitive and include a 10-year warranty; and all foams, fabrics and finishes are of the highest industry quality.