Product Focus: the Orla

Find the comfort and class needed to elevate any care environment with this inviting seating option

High quality seating can completely transform the look and feel of a care home setting, bringing character, convenience and charm. There are few better examples of this in the YTM collection than the Orla. As one of the more recent and popular additions to YTM’s extensive collection of care home furniture, we thought we’d take a closer look at just what makes the Orla so special.

The Orla: tradition and innovation brought together through sumptuous design

A unique buttoned back adds a traditional touch to the Orla’s design, providing a subtle twist on the more contemporary Scandinavian design. The Orla takes inspiration from the practical luxury of the mid-century era, when decorative flourishes were discarded in favour of clean lines, functional forms and the beauty of simplicity. These elements are reflected in the Orla, which as well as being an attractive piece of seating is also a highly functional item, offering a supremely comfortable place for residents to relax thanks to its deep cushioning and plush finish.

The YTM designer behind the Orla, Alex Thornhill, shed some light on the thought-processes that went into the piece’s creation, commenting:

Mid-Century Modern is everywhere at the moment – something we can’t see changing anytime soon. With that in mind, I wanted to design a piece that exuded timeless form but which also harked back to elements from the 60s and 70s. That’s Orla down to a tee: a simple shape, and sumptuous seating so comforting you’ll never want to leave.

“The colour of this example of Orla was an instinctive choice for me – I wanted something bold, on-trend yet classic and modern. The beautiful gold woven patterned bolster cushions only add to that notion, adding an extra layer of comfort but also creating the ‘wow’ factor.”

While we, like Alex, love this piece in bold blue, the choice is really down to the customer. Often, the Orla is best finished in a single strong colour complemented by cushions in livelier prints. What’s more, like all of our seating solutions, we don’t just offer a range of eye-catching fabrics in an array of colours; we can also accommodate virtually any prints or patterns our customers want to incorporate.

The perfect centrepiece to any care home living area

We all know how important it is to encourage residents to enjoy communal areas and engage in social activities. And the Orla’s blend of comfort and style certainly makes it the perfect addition to any living space.

The sumptuousness of the upholstery allows the Orla to command the attention in any setting, making its surrounding living area appear more inviting.

Like all the pieces from YTM, the Orla is available in a variety of styles, with a range of fabric and leg options to choose from. It is also available as both a loveseat and a larger 2-seater sofa. So no matter what vibe you’re trying to create in your care home – and how much space you have to work with – you can always benefit from the undeniable comfort of the Orla.

Discover endless options and quality solutions with YTM

With four decades of experience in contract furniture manufacture, here at YTM we are experts in creating luxurious care furniture items like the Orla. Our turnkey approach to design projects allows us to work with you throughout the process, giving you a say at every stage of design from inspiration to installation.

If you’re looking to transform the look and feel of your care home with high quality furniture solutions, you’re in the right place. Get in touch with the YTM team today and let’s start a conversation. Call us on 01977 66 50 50 or leave us an online enquiry by clicking here. And why not arrange to visit us in person at our in-house Design Studio?

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