Royal Ahrend, an international leader in office furniture and Massa Design have joined hands to create a state-of-the-art healthcare innovation and inspiration studio in the heart of the Dubai Design District (d3).

The studio is designed to enable healthcare providers to experience and see—a fully functional interior environment that meets all the demanding healthcare requirements and regulations; establish an innovative and timeless space complying with the wellbeing design principles; improve healthcare design-oriented solutions for that meet today’s patient’s demands; and showcase the latest equipment and sustainable materials.

Karim Khemakhem, managing director, Massa Design, said: “Our aim was to create a space that is warm, welcoming, and comfortable for both patients and caregivers as well as being functional and compliant with healthcare regulations.”

Khemakhem further added: “The design utilises curved corners creating a smooth transition of surfaces and a selection of materials with anti-microbial properties.”

Showcasing around 20 different healthcare equipments and material suppliers, the studio encompasses a waiting area, separate meeting room and, doctor’s office. It also incorporates a fully-fitted patient room with caregiver zone.

“The studio is the first global Ahrend Healthcare Studio and we’re extremely excited to showcase both Royal Ahrend furniture and leading global medical equipment and healthcare material suppliers in one location,” said Ahmad Zaarouri, regional healthcare manager at Royal

Healthcare providers recognise that interior design plays a critical role in the success of patient treatment and overall recovery and wellness. The new permanent healthcare studio will not only enable Ahrend, Massa Design, and their healthcare partners to showcase their interior design solutions and products, but it will also act as a knowledge and training centre.

Speaking on the new venture, Khadija Al Bastaki, executive director of d3, said: “We are delighted that so many of our business partners have collaborated to offer something so unique to the design community. The launch testifies to the growth of the design industry and demonstrates that design can be implemented in many diverse fields for the benefit of all.”