Designed by Gianfranco Zaccai

Nemschoff Nala
Patient Chair

A Nemschoff Nala Patient Chair in gray textile with dark gray urethane arm pads.

Designed around the patient

Combining ergonomic principles with innovative technologies, the Nemschoff Nala Patient Chair follows the movement of the human body as it delivers superior comfort and support. Its user-friendly design puts the sitter in charge and its function and materials meet the specialized protocols of patient-care environments. Nala can be used alone or with a coordinating ottoman.

Nemschoff Nala Patient Chair and Ottoman in a brown upholstery with dark gray arms with a silver frame and legs.

Intuitive to use and adjust

Both armrests pivot out to assist patients in getting in and out of the chair while lessening strain. The recline adjustment lever is on both armrests to accommodate a patient’s preference. For better positioning, optional casters allow the chair to roll or lock in place. An optional handle on the back of the chair helps the clinician move the chair where it's needed.

A patient room with a Nemschoff Nala Patient Chair and Ottoman upholstered in multiple fabrics with dark brown arms with Compass System casework on the wall.

Performance for patients

Designed to include some of the same features found in Herman Miller’s award-winning work chairs, the Nala Patient Chair is also durable, comfortable, and easy to clean. Durable steel and urethane arm pads and completely open arms allow for wiping any debris directly to the floor.

A patient room featuring Nemschoff Riva lounge chairs in blue textile across from a light blue Nemschoff Nala Patient Chair and a Nelson side table.

Ergonomic support

The Harmonic Tilt allows users to move synchronously within a 24-degree recline while the supportive suspension system provides total spinal support. The seat and back suspension of the Nala Patient Chair are composed of a series of firm, flexible straps encased in a layer of high-density foam.


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“Like creating a great meal, it has to be the right ingredients, in just the right quantity, served in the right way; a perfect mixture of the functional, emotional, ecological, and economical.”

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