Industrial designer and architect Gianfranco Zaccai – focus of this week’s Why Design series on Herman Miller – prefers to draw his inspiration from real world interactions. From redefining simple tasks like cleaning floors to improving the quality of the patient care experience, Zaccai creates better living through design. This week’s roundup explores just of few of those creations.
1. Bunn Phase Brew HT - With the Phase Brew HT your kitchen can be home to the same commercial coffee quality Bunn is famous for. Brew up to 8 cups directly into a vacuum insulate thermal carafe where it stays warm for hours. Its intuitive display makes brewing a snap. Get yours on Amazon.
2. Swiffer - Like the microwave, Swiffer revolutionized an age-old area of daily living. Wet and dry Swiffers offered a practical replacement for the broom and mop and in the process changed how we clean floors forever. Find Swiffer products on Amazon.
3. Preserve Toothbrush - No longer just from cleaning teeth, the Preserve Toothbrush works to keep the earth clean as well. Made from recycled plastic containers, the Preserve is meant to be mailed back at end of its brushing life where it is recycled again into plastic lumber for construction. Find it at Preserve.
4. Moen Revolution Hand Shower - Everyone likes their shower just so. Enter the Revolution Shower head, designed to offer extensive settings and unprecedented control at your fingertips. Adjust flow, strength, even the size of water droplets using the settings control situated outside the stream of water, a particularly thoughtful innovation. Learn more at Continuum.
5. Compass System - The nature of healthcare and treatment is always changing and continually evolving. Keeping pace with that evolution is the Compass System, a modular system of healthcare space components for hospitals and other facilities. The Compass was developed not just as a better healthcare product, but to provide a better healthcare experience from start to finish. Learn more at Herman Miller.
6. Nala Patient Chair - Extensive research with caregivers and hospitals informed the innovative ergonomics of the Nala Chair. Learning what worked and what didn’t in traditional patient seating, the Nala is able provide amazing support and comfort. Get details at Herman Miller.
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