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Bradley Corp. has received a 2017 GOOD Design Award for its touchless all-in-one Verge with WashBar technology.
Designed to enhance all the fundamentals of hand washing, the streamlined Verge with WashBar integrates Bradley’s Verge basin in durable and sustainable Evero quartz material along with unique touch-free clean+rinse+dry functionality housed in the WashBar feature. The result is a single cohesive design that creates an inviting and intuitive space for a fresh, complete and touchless hand washing experience.
GOOD DESIGN is renowned as the world's most prestigious and oldest product design award program. Founded in 1950 in Chicago by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann Jr., GOOD DESIGN recognizes outstanding product design, innovation and sustainability among new consumer products designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America.
Presented by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the Verge with WashBar earned a winning designation in GOOD DESIGN’s Bath/Accessories category. “Bradley is honored to have won the prestigious 2017 GOOD DESIGN Award for the Verge with WashBar,” says Jon Dommisse, with Bradley Corp. “We developed this all-in-one product based on input from design professionals around the world. In effect, the Verge with WashBar improves user-focused functionality, accessibility, convenience, aesthetics and safety in commercial washrooms.” In addition to GOOD DESIGN, the Verge with WashBar has been recognized in 2017 with the following design awards from a number of trade publications representing a range of industries:
The smart WashBar, which houses soap, water and dryer, is designed with LED lighting and icons to visually orient users through the hand washing process. The WashBar also features a one-gallon soap container that requires fewer refills. When the low level LED indicator illuminates, the soap container is replaced with a new full container. The dryer is engineered to balance airflow and noise, and works in tandem with the bowl to minimize water splashes on the user and floor, maximizing user safety. Technology used in the WashBar also provides water-, energy- and maintenance timesaving features, including a 0.5 GPM or ultra-high efficient 0.35 faucet option and a large replaceable soap dispenser. Its adjustable speed hand dryer dries hands in 12-15 seconds with a comfortable heated air stream, and is 96% less expensive to use than paper towels. Bradley’s winning Verge with WashBar entry can be viewed at http://good-designawards.com/award-category.html?cat=29541&page=2. All winning products and graphics for 2017 GOOD DESIGN can be viewed at www.good-designawards.com or www.chi-athenaeum.org.