The Charité (French for charity, compassion) is one of the oldest hospital in Berlin, and with a capacity of more than 3,000 beds, it ranks among Europe’s largest university hospitals. This hospital with 4 campuses, 279 professors and 7,500 students, was established in 1710 in anticipation of a pest outbreak. In 1810, the Charité became a teaching hospital. Nowadays, the university hospital is reputed as one of the best medical research institutions world-wide. The fact that more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Medicine or Physiology have worked here, provides convincing proof. Since 2003, the medical departments of the Humboldt University and the Free University Berlin have affiliated with the Charité.
Within the framework of extensive renovations to the bed ward of the campus Charité Mitte, the University Hospital decided in favour of an interior design concept consisting of Kusch+Co products – they furnished the patient rooms, the nursing staff’s day rooms, the general waiting areas, offices as well as the hospital café with their seating and tables. The multifunctional seating series Arn, Volpino and uni_verso are perfectly suited for the renovated bed ward, creating just the right atmosphere and fulfilling all the requirements.