In Use - Project

Ronald McDonald House, Auckland

Located in Grafton, Auckland and operating for nearly 30 years, Ronald McDonald House supports families when their child is in a hospital away from home. Accommodation and support is provided free of charge to help relieve some of the everyday stresses these families face.

Families come across New Zealand, with the average length of stay seven days, families can stay for weeks or months on end. 

Ronald McDonald House is a ‘home-away-from-home’, providing a safe haven to retreat to, with stocked kitchens and cosy lounges.

Sojo Design was engaged to specify new textiles in the reception area, the high foot traffic in this space and the nature of a hospital-like environment meant the reception seating had to meet the requirements for a commercial healthcare grade project.

Sojo Design specified the new FibreGuard Pro range of fabrics - uniquely stain resistant, anti-microbial and water resistant textiles that are fantastically soft, yet strong and easy to clean. The stain resistant and anti-microbial properties are inherently within the fabric yarn, cannot be washed off and provide 360 degree protection.  While water resistance is achieved through a breathable moisture membrane within the fabric.  Stains can be simply cleaned with water and a cloth plus the fabric has been tested to the toughest conditions – over 70,000 abrasion tests.

The tactile attributes and colour range helped fulfil the design brief, overall the attributes ensured it was the perfect product.  The Commerical team presented the best solution that was fit for purpose and very cost effective.


Zepel FibreGuard Pro


Zepel FibreGuard Pro


Zepel FibreGuard Pro