A Holistic Approach

A Holistic Approach

The NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center opened in May of 2018 with the focus of creating a new patient experience through the promotion of physical health and emotional wellbeing. This wonderful new facility provides design features that enhance the patient’s experience including; emphasis on natural light, comfortable public areas and soothing patient rooms.

To fit within the design intent for holistic health, HOK’s design group selected Danzer’s engineered true-species Linea Oak veneer for use in a multitude of wall, ceiling and casegoods surfaces in public spaces and for patient recovery rooms throughout this new 740,000 square foot facility.

David Koch Center blog
Danzer Linea White Oak used in ceiling, wall and casegoods applications
Architect: HOK / Photography: Eric Laignel

Veneer – An Increasingly Popular Option for Healthcare Environments
Over the past few years, Danzer has noticed a growing trend for the use of true species veneers within hospital and sports facilities interior projects.

More recently, research and design trend data from A&D firms and related industry research groups shed some light on the benefits of "Biophilic design", as an important way to enhance the human experience in the natural world. As with any organic product, veneer offers us a great tactile link to the natural world, while also reducing heartrate, and offering inherent natural anti-microbial properties.

About Danzer Linea Veneer
Linea is an engineered true-species veneer produced from sustainably sourced wood procured throughout the world. It is available in seven different species and is produced in specific sheet sizes to offer predictable economics and reduced labor, while also reducing waste.

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About the Author

Phil Tomasello

Director of Specification Sales

Since joining the Danzer team in 2016, Phil Tomasello continues to be a resource to the Architecture & Design community and Contract Furniture manufacturers, offering a multitude of custom solutions and innovative options from Danzer’s Specialty Division. His passion for wood and his customer-centric focus helps him assist designers in identifying unique and relevant solutions for their specific interior design initiatives.