Q Dermatology is the way of the future, re-interpreting the design of a doctor’s suite of rooms to encourage wellbeing and relaxation for patients and staff alike. With a brand value of ‘specialist treatment, expert care’, the client engaged Outline Design Office to create a space that was wholly focused on patient comfort. In response, Outline Design Office has designed a light, bright and energising destination that focuses on restfulness and incorporates the latest technology in a crisp contemporary design.
“In collaboration with our client, we established some key objectives, to create a space that feels welcoming, clean but not cold, and most importantly, that makes patients feel at ease,” say the designers. Light was of great importance to promote the idea of relaxation within the design. To this end, expansive views of the outside have been integrated into the design, which simultaneously assure an abundance of natural light flows into the interior.
The spatial layout ensures patients have a sense of privacy, while visual cues help patients interact with the space. On arrival, patients can relax in the comfortable seating that has been provided within the generously sized waiting area. To enhance the idea of wellbeing and tranquility, greenery has been used consistently throughout the space.
Through the use of timber and colour, there is a certain warmth and softness; the colour palette of soft grey and white is soothing, while the material palette was chosen to be durable and long-lasting. The inclusion of cabinetry and a bespoke reception desk speak more of a residential interior than a commercial premise, adding to the overall feeling of an informal but efficient working environment.
Q Dermatology presents a new way of greeting and treating patients, all within an environment that focuses on the comfort and wellbeing of the individual.