Behavioral Health

Working with a leading addiction and Behavioral Health teaching hospital, Spec™ developed a variety of Heavy Duty seating and tables to meet the unique and demanding challenges of Behavioral Health facilities. All products are weighted to reduce the ease of movement and are constructed with tamperproof fasteners and glides.


Dignity 2

Dignity and Dignity2 offer a calming residential feel and appearance, with virtually unlimited fabric and laminate choices. Their side panels can be specified in either laminate or fabric on the inside, outside or a combination of the two. Dignity has a one-piece, molded polyurethane side frame that includes the arm, and is durable yet soft to the touch. Dignity2 features a sculpted steel leg, and arms that are available in wood or polyurethane.


Michael Shields

After achieving notable success in his work with leading designers and major manufacturers, Michael established Studio Three, and industrial design firm specializing in contract office, healthcare and residential furnishings.

Michael has won a number of NeoCon Gold Awards and holds over 24 patents. His keen aesthetic vision, zest for innovation and “form follows function” attitude comes to life in Dignity public seating. Michael’s design leadership and years of research and development have resulted in a unique and fresh approach to the challenges posed by demanding environments.

Heavy Duty Seating & Tables

In addition to Behavioral Health facilities, Heavy Duty Seating and Tables are ideal for similar facilities and other extreme use applications such as fire services, police departments, prisons and sports complexes.


Spec offers the Cooper Collection, Companion, Midway, Gravity, 2000 Series and all three Snowball designs as bariatric. Chairs can be specified freestanding or connected. Seat width is 30” with the exception of Snowballs which are 26” wide. Spec’s bariatric seating designs are dynamic load tested to 750lbs, except for Snowballs which are tested to 500lbs. Bariatric seating is designed for ease of maintenance in the field and is built to withstand the demands of the North American Market.

Patient Rooms

Spec offers a wide variety of solutions for the patient room to help create an environment that supports healing. From the patient needs to the families' - Spec offers overbed tables, bedside cabinets, patient chairs and visitor chairs for family members.

Highback Patient Chairs

Highback patient chairs give the patient a comfortable and supportive alternative to bed rest. Some models available as rockers.

overbed tables

Spec’s Overbed Tables combine attractive, ergonomic design with infection-resistant features uniquely suited to the healthcare environment.

Choose between two base designs. Tops are available in rectangle and kidney shapes with laminate or thermofoil tops. Laminate tops are available in any standard Wilsonart, Nevamar, Formica, Pionite or Arborite matte finish offering. Thermofoil tops are offered in a range of eight standard finishes, all with a spill collector edge option.

Bedside Cabinets

A variety of bedside cabinets are available for patients to store their belongings. Options include spill collector top, three different drawer pull styles, gallery rail, plastic drawer insert and magnetic key lock. Available with casters, fixed feet or both. Choose from thermofoil tops and fronts, or laminate tops with melamine fronts. Sides and backs of cabinets are standard with melamine. Eight standard thermofoil finishes are available with matching melamine and laminates to maintain design continuity.

Post legs elevate the unit to address cleaning concerns. The lightweight support frame is fully welded steel for superior strength and durability.

Designer: Michael Shields

Easy Access Hip Chairs

Easy Access Hip Chairs are designed to benefit patients with partial or total hip replacement, arthritis or knee surgery. Entry and exit from the chair is easier with the increased seat height, minimizing movement of hip or knee. The footrest also assists when entering and exiting the chair.


Behavioral Health Cafeteria

Behavioral Health Waiting Room

Patient Room

Spec is a proud supporter of AAHID!

The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers is a dynamic organization created specifically for healthcare interior design. AAHID board-certifies interior designers who, through qualification, demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities required to work in the healthcare industry.

The AAHID appellation recognizes excellence, commitment and knowledge. It further distinguishes preeminent healthcare interior designers from other architects, designers, decorators and interior designers. As a diverse organization, AAHID is working to raise awareness of healthcare interior design and working to improve the healthcare environment.