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Pottery Barn's New Accessible Furniture Line Prioritizes Both Comfort and Style — and It's Revolutionary

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Pottery Barn is the first luxury home retailer to roll out an accessible furniture line — and the new collection is groundbreaking for people with disabilities. The Accessible Home, a 160-piece collection, features accessible chairs, tables and desks that can accommodate wheelchair users, non-slip rugs, unbreakable plates, pivoting mirrors, and accessible beds as well as grab bars to install in bathrooms and bedrooms.

Unlike some other accessible product lines, Pottery Barn’s collection used its original furniture pieces as inspiration for its accessible ones. The desks, chairs, and tables in the collection don’t look substantially different from their original counterparts, and some pieces’ features — like extra padding in love seats — are nearly inconspicuous. With its focus on both style and comfort, Pottery Barn’s accessible furniture can easily blend into any room — which may help normalize using adaptive furniture in homes across the country.

Pottery Barn’s designers also collaborated with experts in the adaptive product industry with the aim of offering “style without sacrificing comfort and accessibility.” The retailer’s emphasis on both safety and style is refreshing in a world full of adaptive items that prioritize function over appearance. The Accessible Home collection is created with people with many types of disabilities in mind, but its stylish, everyday appearance is far from the clinical-looking products many other retailers offer disabled customers.

Marta Benson, the president of Pottery Barn, shared that the company is “excited to now better serve… customers’ specific needs with The Accessible Home.” She also stated that Pottery Barn’s mission is to “incorporate accessibility into everything we do — providing beautiful, thoughtful design that makes home a more comfortable place for everyone.”

A more comfortable home that’s stylish and accessible? Sign us up! We’re excited that furniture retailers are beginning to prioritize crafting accessible items that are more than just functional — they can also make every room feel like home.

The Accessible Home collection is now available on Pottery Barn’s website and at select stores.

Originally published: August 2, 2022
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