Applying hand sanitizer, like drinking water, is a necessary part of a healthy daily routine. It’s most likely only a matter of time until elementary schools and offices alike match their water fountains and branded bottles with stations of sanitizing hand gels. Avoiding the landfill waste that individual, single-use bottles of hand sanitizer accumulate, one company is offering a colorful and purposeful option that elevates the look and safety of common spaces.
“I’m over ‘pivot’,” explains Brad Somberg, CEO of B+N Industries. “If there’s a problem, you make a solution!” And behold: A colorful and customizable High-Volume Sanitizing Station that fits two one-gallon containers of botanically infused sanitizing gel. Economically and environmentally beneficial by not having to constantly replenish a small, personal supply, B+N’s latest product is a considered answer to aesthetics with a deeper meaning.
As the design industry and beyond experienced the COVID-19 pandemic, turning the function of space upside down, B+N knew that a knee-jerk reaction would not lead to a meaningful solution. “We’re capturing a historical moment that’s going to last,” says Somberg about wanting to create an inviting and thoughtful product. Brightening up the mood, physically and figuratively, the Sanitizing Stations greet users with the cheeky Mr. Drippy™ logo and Amass sanitizer, with notes of eucalyptus, cinnamon, and clove, leaves their hands with a fresh aroma instead of a clinical odor.
One ordinary day, Somberg was looking over renderings filled with colorful pieces when “all of a sudden I just started getting happy,” he says about his epiphany. The final piece to the Sanitizing Station puzzle is color. B+N offers a multitude of powder colors and allows for customization and branding so long as the client provides their own graphics. Already in the works are collaborations with the brand’s favorite artists and creatives.
Along with keeping common spaces sage with clean hands, B+N believes that maintaining an open and emotionally connected aesthetic can easily be incorporated into office layouts that are transformed to fit new guidelines. From the High-Volume Sanitizing Station beyond to their Sorbetti and Cable screen systems, thoughtful design, and, above all, easy installation, is a guarantee. By combining meaningful innovation with positive aesthetic cohesion, B&N ups the ante for hygiene in socially distant spaces by creating opportunities for design instead of making it a chore.