Restrooms

Hotel Zachary, Chicago, Ill.

Neighborhood Inspiration

A boutique hotel in the heart of Wrigleyville, Hotel Zachary at Gallagher Way is one of the most popular destinations in Chicago’s North Side.  Located just across the street from Wrigley Field, the hotel is certainly a hot spot during Chicago Cubs’ home games, but also attracts guests for its fine dining options, state-of-the-art meeting areas—like the American Airlines Conference Center—and entertainment and shopping options at Gallagher Way. When the boutique hotel was built in 2018, it only had to look across the street to Wrigley Field for inspiration for its commercial restroom products. Hotel Zachary sports a timeless design throughout the facility, drawin

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Delicate Delicato

Suitable for both classic and modern designs, the Delicato soaking bath from Jacuzzi Luxury Bath features gentle curves in the body and an aesthetic at the base—a combination which is rarely found at this price point. Available in a white or chrome integral overflow and toe-tap drain, the bath is constructed from a durable high-gloss acrylic reinforced with a proprietary fiberglass/resin formula. 

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), Chicago, Ill.

Rx for Hand Hygiene

In 2010, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) in Chicago, one of the country’s premier academic medical centers, launched a major hand-washing campaign aimed at employees, patients and visitors: “Clean Hands Every Time.” According to a hospital press release, two-thirds of Americans fall short in adopting the habit of washing their hands, and 80% of infections are transmitted through touch. If hands are kept clean, the transmission of germs from person to person is greatly reduced. As part of a hospital-wide education campaign on the importance of proper hand hygiene, NMH even self-produced a sing-a-long video parody featuring hospital staff demonstrating their best hand wa

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Excel Dryer D|13 Sink System

User Friendly Restroom Accent

Excel Dryer’s XLERATORsync hand dryer directly integrates with the D|13 Sink System to avert mess. According to Excel’s William Gagnon, vice president of marketing and sales, integrated sink systems are the next generation of “green” restroom design, as they provide form and function that deliver a better user experience. “Further, they solve the potential issues often associated with high-speed, wall-mounted hand dryers: sound, where the water goes, hygiene and aesthetics.”The dryer features an outlet for each hand, while reversing the airflow to blow water down and away from the user and into the sink basin. By integrating the hand dryer directly on

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Integrated Faucet Design

With NextGen’s Selectronic faucet, there’s no need to install a separate thermostatic mixing valve as its ASSE 1070-certified integrated SmarTherm safety shut-off automatically protects the user from scalding. Also available without mixing and above-deck mixing, the system’s integrated design incorporates the electronics in the spout, thereby eliminating the need for a control box below the deck.

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Nature Indoors

In expanding its Quartz and Solid Surface selections, Wilsonart has responded to a growing interest in bringing nature to interiors. Capturing the beauty of granite and marble with what the company calls “nature blending,” the new collections tap into warm and cool whites, greys, neutrals and classic black stone.

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Super Compatible

Compatible with just about every kind of bathroom décor, the Aylesbury from Newport Brass has been described as a classical style with a touch of modernism. A flared, wide-shaped spout is connected to a traditional, cylindrical tower, and is complemented by ADA-compliant cross handles. The 1.2 gallons per minute faucet is available in 27 different finishes.

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Make Your Own Faucet

Supporting a build-your-own faucet mentality, System from THG Paris—developed in collaboration with sculptural artist Arik Levy—combines patterns, textures, materials and finishes to produce a unique faucet creation. Architects can tap into crystal or marble ring inlays with a geometric pattern engraving, a smooth metal, diamond knurling metal or geometric engraved metal pattern in creating their faucet design. 

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On the Edge

Winner of the prestigious GOOD DESIGN award, Franz Viegener’s Edge faucet has been described as the visual equivalent of a die-cut piece of steel. The graceful, ultra-modern faucet is crafted with a high level of detail and precision and presents a varied silhouette when viewed from different angles.

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Grab On

Expanding their selection of bathroom solutions, Newport Brass has added ADA-compliant grab bars to its brass collections. Available in seven lengths ranging from 12 in. to 42 in., the grab bars are offered in 27 decorative finishes and a variety of styles to complement a wide range of bathroom fixtures. 

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