Hygiene and ease-of-cleaning are key factors in the medical sector. There are many strict regulations regarding to the use of suitable materials. In this renovation of a dental practice in Lehnin, Germany, the seamlessly finished HI-MACS® solid surface material demonstrates its highly hygienic properties as well as its resistance to cleaning agents and disinfectants. The solid surface material also scores with its warm, pleasant feel and friendly, bright appearance, offering both patients and practice staff a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
Dentist Tamara Adams was looking for “more than just a dental practice – but a welcoming place” when she contacted the team at Geilert GmbH. The company specialises in exclusive practice design for doctors and dentists. The team listened, drafted plans and implemented them: In order to create a welcoming atmosphere in the old monastery building, the team used natural, harmoniously blended shades of brown, creating a sense of tranquillity and security. This included a wood effect flooring throughout the practice as well as an elegant brick wall at the back, giving the interiors a modern touch.
The reception counter provides an exciting visual contrast: a white monolith with a seamless finish, made from the HI-MACS® “Arctic White”. The proverbial highlight is the practice name carefully engraved into the counter front together with the practice logo. Backlighting draws attention to this feature. Its visual qualities are not the only selling point of the solid surface material; it also offers a special feel.
This makes the counter not only warm to touch but – thanks to its smooth, non-porous and seamlessly finished surface – also particularly hygienic and easy to clean, an essential aspect for the practice team. Due to this ultimate hygiene factor, HI-MACS® was also used in other rooms within the practice. Its seamless finish allowed for a sink to be embedded flush into the cabinet, complementing the elegant, sophisticated look of the furniture, making its surface appear flawless. The cabinet successfully combines practicality and modern design, harmoniously blending into the existing interior architecture.
Project: Zahnarztpraxis am Kloster Tamara Adams
Location: Kloster Lehnin, Germany
Design, plans, fabrication and fitting: Geilert GmbH
HI-MACS®-supplier: Klöpferholz GmbH & Co. KG
Material: HI-MACS® Arctic White
HI-MACS® elements: Reception counter, work surfaces, splash protection
Photo credit: © Geilert GmbH / René Jungnickel