Named 2016 GOOD DESIGN award recipients in the Kitchen category for design excellence are the Beale touchless faucet with Selectronic technology and the Edgewater semi-professional faucet, both from American Standard. The award is presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.
“Earning two GOOD DESIGN awards this year for our kitchen faucet offerings speaks about the talent and dedication of our product design and engineering teams,” says Maha El Kharbotly, chief marketing officer of LIXIL Americas, the business unit under which American Standard operates.
“We continually strive to raise the standard in the industry by developing products and technologies that make life more comfortable. Receiving this recognition is an honor and further reaffirms our corporate mission to make everyday life easy for our customers,” El Kharbotly adds.
The Beale touchless kitchen faucet features hands-free control – when desired – with its option of switching to manual operation by sliding a movable door to cover the sensor. Delivering wave-on/wave-off functionality, this Beale pull-down kitchen faucet helps reduce the risk of cross-contamination in food preparation. Its Selectronic proximity technology delivers touchless operation to improve hygiene, while also making it easy to access the faucet when the user’s hands are full or dirty.
The Edgewater semi-pro kitchen faucet is equipped to help the user manage common kitchen tasks. This kitchen sink faucet offers a 4-function sprayer, plus pause feature. The American Standard SelectFlo patented spray technology allows users to toggle down into spray mode and rotate the selection dial to the desired spray pattern.
Each year, The Chicago Athenaeum presents the GOOD DESIGN Awards for innovative industrial, product, and graphic designs produced from around the world. One of the factors for the awards selection is based on whether or not a product can enrich society and people’s lives through its design.