UFL specialises in providing design solutions to meet the specific requirements of the rapidly evolving retirement, supported living and residential care realm — a sector we call Senior Living. Our goal is to strip the sector of its solely functional and utilitarian past, and contribute to its stylish and design-forward future. With an in-house team of trained design professionals, we support architects, interior designers and end-users with a refreshed and considered approach.
Our solution-based furniture comes with increased comfort and relaxation, enhancing the patient experience at all stages, while also meeting the functional, ergonomic and hygienic demands of the healthcare and aged care environment.
Our goal is to make it an easy transition for people to move from their private homes and into senior living residences. How do we do this? By using contemporary, design-led furniture that’s beautiful on the eye, satisfying those with discerning taste and style.
Our latest project: St Andrews Village, Auckland.
Working closely with Auckland based architects Chowhill, and designer Catherine Stormont, we sought to create warmth, practicability and design-forward solutions for communal spaces, including the lobby, lounge, recreation room, café, restaurant and bar, boardroom and day spa.
Fitting the brief perfectly were products from Spanish design house Andreu World, Enea and Sellex, as well as celebrated Italian furniture houses Arper and LaCividina. We sourced dining chairs, dining tables, barstools, sofas, coffee tables, outdoor seating and tables. It was essential that the pieces had comfort and relaxation at the forefront of mind, while also delivering on ergonomics, support and durability — a must when it comes to aged care — without comprising on style.
Architect – Chow:Hill
Designer – Catherine Stormont
Project Completed – 2020
Photography – Mark Scowen