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Nemschoff’s Palisade Collection
Nemschoff’s new Palisade Collection is designed to encourage guest participation in the healing process by creating an accommodating and responsive setting within the patient room.
Designed by Jess Sorel of Sorel Studio, the line features seating, technology support, lighting, storage,
sleeping, and work space.
Palisade is based on
research that shows the
presence of family members
can improve patient outcomes,
communication, and satisfaction,
and actually decrease the
potential of patient injury.
While traditional patient rooms
focus on the patient, Sorel was
intrigued by the idea of focusing
on that all-important audience
of the patient’s guests. In
designing Palisade, he created
an environment that speaks to
them first, instantly signaling a
sense of welcome and support.
Cincinnati Children’s Cancer
and Blood Diseases Institute
The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) clinics, located in Cincinnati, Ohio,
were designed to present a welcoming, calming,
and uplifting patient and family-centered
environment. Designed by Kolar Design, the
objective was to provide a related, but distinct
experience for both pediatric and adolescent/
adult patients within two nearby clinic settings.
The overall theme for the pediatric clinic was
inspired by Katie’s Kingdom, a beloved jungle
scene preserved from the previous clinic. The
mural had been painted in the early 2000s by
Pam Kravetz as a memorial honoring a young
cancer patient (Katie) who loved animals and
the outdoors. The mural was recreated in the
pediatric waiting area and throughout the clinic,
with colorful animal artwork enlivening the
corridors and exam rooms.
The nature-inspired theme was continued
within the adolescent/adult clinic. Each exam
room entrance has leaves inscribed with a word
selected by patient’s families to provide an
The Palisade Collection includes a sofa that converts to a sleep surface, open and
intuitive storage, a guest stool that is designed to sit next to the bed and supports
eye-level guest-to patient interactions, and a mobile table with legs that slide under
the sofa for a more efficient footprint.