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Nemschoff Introduces Repose™ Sofa for the Comfort of Guests

Repose transitions from sitting to lounging easily and quietly, with a mechanism-free design.

June 12, 2017

Now there’s a way for hospitals to help guests feel right at home, and support their important role in caring for patients.1 With built-in configurations for sitting and lounging, Repose—designed by Cindy Carpenter-Smith—provides individualized comfort in one unit, so guests can work, converse, or rest while remaining at the patient’s side.

Repose changes positions without requiring complicated maneuvers. With the seat back in the low position, a guest can engage in conversations or complete daily tasks. Lift the back up, and the person has a deeper seat depth for a more relaxed posture. The optional pullout ottoman complements this mode, creating a chaise lounge position.

This flexibility of postures Repose offers is particularly important in the patient room, where guests often spend long periods of time, during which they are more comfortable if they can vary their posture depending on the activity.

Repose’s high degree of utility is matched by its inviting appearance. The design of Repose offers clean, contemporary lines and refined details, resulting in an elegance that can transform the typical patient room into a more tranquil environment. Finally, in keeping with the high-traffic nature of healthcare environments, Repose uses high-quality materials and construction methods for long-life expectancies.

Premiering at NeoCon, Repose will be available in the North American market beginning in December 2017.

For more information, contact media_relations@hermanmiller.com.

About Nemschoff
Nemschoff, a Herman Miller company, provides innovative furnishings for healthcare and other high-use environments. With equal emphasis on style and performance, Nemschoff solutions combine high-quality materials and construction, thoughtful features, and unparalleled comfort into a unique form of design that has become the preferred choice for equipping healthcare environments. Founded in 1950, with headquarters in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Nemschoff believes that people make a difference, things should be built to last, and design can improve the way we work, heal, and live.

About Herman Miller
Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, the global company has relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal. Herman Miller’s designs are part of museum collections worldwide, and the company is a past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Known and respected for its leadership in corporate social responsibility, Herman Miller has earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its Corporate Equality Index ten years in a row, was named a 2016 Top 100 Healthiest Employer, and has earned numerous global sustainability awards. In fiscal 2016, the company generated $2.26 billion in revenue and employed nearly 8,000 people worldwide. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.


1 Calkins, Margaret; Biddle, Stacy; Biesan, Orion. Contribution of the Designed Environment to Fall Risk in Hospitals. Ideas Institute. 2012.

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