design thinking & making

We believe in getting it right by design and fundamental to this is our collaboration with renowned British designer, Angela Gidden MBE.

With over 31 years experience in contemporary furniture design, a passion for design for manufacture and a “design eye for detail,” Angela presents her fresh perspective on rise and recline furniture for the healthcare sector and the lifestyle market.

“Healthcare environments are changing, and so are the needs and aspirations of individuals desiring modern independent living solutions. Creating accentu8 and redefining rise and recline furniture is about ‘Making life better by design’.

For me, accentu8 is a real expression of freedom and modern life.”

design roots

Angela is the designer and creator of accentu8 and the brand’s product range bringing a wealth of experience, expertise and inspiration in furniture design to the healthcare sector.

Her design roots span furniture, product, textiles, fashion and interior design and consults as a designer and Creative Director to high profile manufacturing companies on product design, marketing, manufacturing, and business at a top strategic level.

Her work mainly encompasses the contract office furniture and interior sector collaborating with leading furniture and textile manufacturers  orangebox, camira fabrics, as well as lifestyle retail brands Habitat, Heals, Liberty, The Conran Shop, Born Unlimited, Sony, L’Oreal and many others within the UK and international markets.

original design

As a ‘responsible’ designer, Angela believes in quality, in craftsmanship, in design for longevity, in sustainable solutions and in absolute originality. Under her creative direction, we have naturally adopted and adapted these strong design-led principles.

In re-defining rise & recline furniture accentu8 has created a number of innovations and unique features which we guard assiduously through intellectual property law.

All copyright, design rights and other
intellectual property in accentu8 products
and designs are and remain the property
of Wilcare Wales Ltd.
Wilcare Wales Ltd is a member of ACID
(Anti Copying In Design)