Accessibility has become an important topic in home design in recent years, with furnishings and decor companies taking the needs of people with disabilities into greater account. And now Pottery Barn joins companies like Ikea in launching an accessible home line.
“After hearing from customers, store and corporate associates, and recognizing that in the industry there was a need for more accessible furniture that didn’t sacrifice style, we quickly made it a priority,” said Marta Benson, Pottery Barn president. “We believe that inclusive design is good design, and it’s something that will continue to influence our design team each season moving forward.”
The accessible home collection includes a wide range of products, such as bedroom, bath, upholstery, dining and office pieces, as well as lighting. The line includes new designs within some of the company’s bestselling styles made with additional accessibility features. Pottery Barn’s design team consulted with accessibility experts to ensure each piece addressed the needs of differently abled individuals. Most pieces in the collection are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant.
Among the new products, the Irving recliner offers powered remotes with easy-to-read buttons, multiple reclining positions, side pockets for easy-to-reach storage, and a lift feature to assist with sitting and standing. The now-wheelchair-accessible Pacific desk comes in modular and open-shelving styles, and the Clarence vanity, Pivot mirror, and Linden grab bars have been reimagined to make the bathroom safer and easier to navigate.
Pottery Barn also offers non-slip rugs, non-breakable melamine tabletop products, adjustable desks, adjustable beds, and more designed to support people with additional needs. The accessible home collection is available now in select stores and online at potterybarn.com/accessiblehome.
“In our ongoing commitment to enhance the quality of lives at home we’re excited to now better serve our customers’ specific needs with The Accessible Home,” Benson said. “Our mission is to incorporate accessibility into everything we do—providing beautiful, thoughtful design that makes a home a more comfortable place for everyone.”