Pottery Barn’s New Collection Proves That a Forever Home Is an Accessible One
Featuring chic pivot mirrors, a wheelchair-friendly desk, and more.
Published Jul 22, 2022 9:57 AM
When the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was established in 1990, setting design requirements that public and commercial spaces have wheelchair lifts, curb ramps, and handrails, among other elements, it sparked a new conversation about what it means for a space to be accessible. But somewhere along the way, our personal homes largely got left out of the conversation. For many in the disabled community, or those who are injured or aging in place, adaptive design has translated to multiple trips to specialty furniture stores, pricey custom orders, and settling for hospital-looking interiors. Pottery Barn is out to make accessible design, well, more accessible. Its newest collection dropped today and offers items like grab bars and pivot mirrors that are not only chic but make everyone’s life better. Ahead, a look at four of the standout ADA-compliant pieces from the launch.
The Thoughtfully Measured Desk
Not only is the solid poplar wood frame sleek and simple, its open style is wheelchair-accessible and it has adjustable levelers to provide stability on uneven surfaces. Whether you need a place to stash your overflow of coffee-table books or hunker down for a late-night work session, this L-shaped worktop offers it all.
The Tilting Mirror
With easily rotating hinges, this thick-plated beveled wall mirror (available in seven finishes and three sizes) can show your best side at any height.
The Remote-Controlled Recliner
Like any good lounge chair, this one makes sinking in for a Netflix binge as comfortable as can be. But when you’re done, the seat leans forward to aid you in standing back up with the push of a button.
The Stylish Storage Staple
One of the company’s best-selling vanities is now made for wheelchair clearance, because breezy cane cabinet doors and silky-smooth Carrara marble countertops are details we should all have the chance to enjoy.