We all know it’s a good idea to wash our hands before we eat. Wouldn’t it make sense to have a sink basin near the host station when you arrive at a restaurant?
It’s also good hygiene to wash your hands before a business meeting. How smart would it be to have a handwashing station in the office lobby near the security desk so you can wash up without visiting the restroom?
Those are the kinds of questions we asked during recent brainstorms with a global architecture and design firm. With the COVID-19 pandemic receding, these sessions—which brought together dozens of designers and product specialists— explored potential space modifications that could answer the public’s renewed demand for hand hygiene with intelligence, pragmatism, and style.
Here’s a look at how some of these ideas work across various environments:
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