Ersta hospital

Seating solutions to meet strict sustainability goals

Flokk’s leading sustainability profile played a pivotal role as an interior partner in the development of the new Ersta Hospital in central Stockholm. Designed by renowned interior designer Emma Olbers with support from architectural firm Tengbom, Flokk's input into the project focused on providing seating solutions that aligned with the hospital's emphasis on patient-centred care and environmentally conscious design.

Ersta Hospital spans 23,000 sqm, featuring rooms for 90 patients. A private, non-profit facility, the primary objective was to create an industry-leading care environment that fosters patient well-being and medical development. The architectural concept aimed to put the patient at the centre, with a flexible and efficient floor plan that optimized space usage and enabled easy navigation for patients, staff, and visitors.

Sustainability was a key guiding principle in the...

"Opting for small, thoughtful material choices aligning with sustainability forms the cornerstone of responsible interior design. Prioritizing furniture that is easy to maintain, repair, and recycle empowers a transformative impact on the environment."
Emma Olbers
Emma Olbers Design

Flokk's inclusion in the project played a significant role in achieving the sustainability goals. Emma Olbers worked closely with Flokk to ensure the furniture choices aligned with the hospital's values.

Flokk's extensive range of seating solutions includes many designs with Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certifications, which enabled the designers to calculate the exact carbon footprint of the furniture and the materials used. This information allowed the project team to make informed decisions and prioritise low carbon emission options as well as chairs made with the best materials. The selected chairs are designed with a high proportion of recycled content, contributing to a circular economy and reducing the environmental impact of the hospital's interior furnishings.

The seating solutions, which comprised five different Flokk designs, were thoughtfully specified for various areas of the hospital. 156 RH Mereo chairs provided the backbone of the solution, offering high...


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