DescriptionAs one of the leading manufacturers of private and public bathroom solutions, Armitage Shanks commissioned Dr Saul M Golden to research and author its ‘Creating Better Commercial Washrooms’ report as part of its commitment to working across urban development, architecture and residential design to provide washroom solutions that shape the future of modern living.
The report was launched at Armitage Shanks-Ideal Standard UK's Clerkenwell Showroom, in front of media and customers during the company’s ‘Washroom Week’ – a series of insight-led events aimed at the architecture and design communities. The launch event featured Dr Golden presenting an outine of his research before joining
an expert panel talk examining the findings and their implications on the world of washrooms.
The panel comprised Dr. Saul Golden, renowned ceramics designer, Robin Levien, leading architectural consultant, Hsi Sung Thomas and design historian, Libby Sellers. The group, chaired by London Design Guide editor, Max Fraser, discussed the conclusions and focused on changes around sustainability, gender, social media and technology within the washroom space.
Dr Golden's unique study surveyed 2,000 office workers and 400 commercial washroom designers from across Europe on a range of topics, including wellbeing, gender, sustainability, technology and social media. This data was then compared with global studies to outline how designers can deliver more effective and impactful spaces that meet the needs of end users – now and in the future – in light of changing work-life patterns, demographics and technological innovation.
As one of the leading manufacturers of private and public bathroom solutions, Armitage Shanks commissioned ‘Creating better washrooms’ as part of its commitment to working across urban development, architecture and residential design to provide washroom solutions that shape the future of modern living. The report was widely publicised and praised on industry press reports and blogs, and has been promoted continuously by IdealSpec and Armitage Shanks through their dedicated website, and through Linkedin among other platforms.
|Period||13 Nov 2019|
|Event title||Ideal Standard-Armitage Shanks: Official Unveiling Of "Creating Better Commercial Washrooms" Report: Thought Leadership Commissioned Whitepaper|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
Creating Better Commercial Washrooms: How to Improve User Experience and Wellbeing Through Evidence-Based Commercial Washroom Design
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report › peer-review
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk