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October 8, 2013 – Wieland, a nationally recognized, award-winning design and manufacturing firm of healthcare furniture, is pleased to introduce Trace. Trace lobby seating is the result of extensive voice-of-customer and design research to develop an aesthetically pleasing solution for healthcare spaces at a remarkable price point.

By design,  Trace merges contemporary aesthetics of molded wood with practical functionality of a powder coated metal frame for easier infection control and cleanability; if desired, the chair’s back and seat may be fully upholstered to eliminate the wood altogether. Trace waiting chairs are offered in three widths, 22-inch, 30-inch and 40-inch. Arm caps are available in wood, urethane, and thermoform.

The elliptical profile of the metal frame stands out amongst the typical metal chair solutions available today and compliments the attention to detail shown in the hand-polished welds and compound taper found in the unique arm cap design.

Trace features a metal frame constructed of heavy gauge steel and welded joints for optimum durability to support bariatric capacities. Molded foam cushions are strategically designed to provide support while reducing pressure points, and moisture barrier is standard on all models. Molded wood panels are inherently environmentally friendly, and all components are replaceable to encourage sustainability and extend the life of the furniture.

In addition, occasional tables to compliment Trace seating feature a highly inward beveled edge available in thermoform with a powder coat metal base in the chair profile.

Trace metal waiting chair

“We listened to those who are working the front lines of healthcare – architects, designers, and nurses,” explains Blair Wieland, vice president of Product Development and lead designer for Sauder Manufacturing Co., “…and we heard their need for an improved blend of aesthetics and function. Trace offers a slim profile, graceful contour and details that most metal chairs fail to offer.  Trace is thoughtful design and patient-centered recovery all in one.”