Healthcare: Lynn Befu on Healthcare ProductsDesigners Select: Lynn Befu on Healthcare Products
Lynn Befu, AIA, IIDA, EDAC
Principal of Anshen+Allen, a Stantec Architecture company, San Francisco
In last month's issue, we asked designers to comment on their favorite recent healthcare products. Lynn Befu of Stantec weighs in on her picks for this online edition of Designers Select.
Shaw Contract Group: On the Edge
What could be more comforting than when a tried and true, favorite of so many of our clients, continues to push the edge with fantastic new ways to inspire our designs? I love the way that On the Edge allows us to create a multitude of truly different kinds of solutions for both public and typical areas, both large and small areas, by mixing and matching standard product.
High Tower: Chat-Board
Chat-Board not only looks as good as our custom glass marker-boards, but it finally solves the problem of how to deal with where to store the accessories! It also comes in great colors (and there are samples to show your clients)!
Fiandre: Active Ceramic
The science and technology behind this is awe-inspiring. This ISO-certified process uses sunlight in combination with titanium dioxide to clean the air and rid it of pollutants that cause odors and spread bacteria. Sometimes it's hard to convince ourselves and our clients of things we can't see, but when they help defray valuable operating costs, that's a boon.