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(pronounced behr-ee-A-trihk)

This term, which didn’t start popping up in interior design conversations until the last decade or so, refers to the treatment of obesity. As obesity rates have continued to rise in the USA and several other developed countries, an increased need for furniture designed and constructed to accommodate heavier people has too. All major lines of healthcare furniture and bed manufacturers now have bariatric offerings — often coordinating with standard size versions — that not only accommodate a larger human being’s size, but are also constructed as to be able to hold up to the increased weight.