Restaurant Development & Design

NOV-DEC 2018

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6 8 • r e s t a u r a n t d e v e l o p m e n t + d e s i g n • N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 2018 PRODUCT GUIDE RESTROOM FIXTURES & EQUIPMENT Y es, Instagram-worthy restrooms are now a thing — but that should come as no surprise. After all, restaurant guests today have a big appetite for recording and shar- ing images of just about anything that catches their fancy — even if it's in the loo. And while the consumer media typi- cally keeps its focus squarely on food and front-of-house design, restrooms continue to generate signi•cant buzz. Need proof — or maybe a little inspiration for your next restroom project? Here's a sampling from a few recent, well-placed stories: + "Floating somewhere between a utopian bath house and a museum display, the dimly lit room with substan- tial vessels we once knew as sinks offers a glorious backdrop for a moody post." British Vogue, on the London Mandrake Hotel's bathroom. + "For the bathroom, which is unisex, that meant installing a 55-inch 'sel•e mirror' in front of the sinks. The mirror also functions as a touchscreen. Tap it and a cartoon animation of owner Degel appears, goading you to pose for a photo. You can choose one to three frames on your photo strip, and the snaps are sent to your e-mail and printed in a slot (for free!) next to the sink." New York Post, on Uncle Jack's Meat House bathroom. + "Juan Santa Cruz's restaurant offers an individualized bathroom experience. Each stall — or room, rather — has its own unique De Gournay hand-painted wallpaper, so it might be worth freshening up more than a few times during your meal to see each one." British Vogue, on the bathroom at Isabel restaurant in London. + "The Vietnamese-in™uenced food and cocktails make this Southwest Detroit neighborhood spot a destination, but the restaurant's bathrooms are also deserving of praise. Old fashioned projec- tors display a ™ipbook of photos on the restroom ™oor." Eater Detroit, on Flowers of Vietnam's bathrooms. + "Everything about this restaurant screams Hollywood glam, and the bathroom is no different. From a velvet couch in the sitting area to large gold mirrors and a huge chandelier, take a break from your cocktail or house-made cacao e pepe to spend some time in the restroom." People. com, on the ladies room at BLVD Chicago. + "From their pink and blue ™ooring to their Cuban sandwich to their banana wallpaper in the bathroom, you'll have an endless supply of photos after you visit." People.com, on the bathroom at Media Noche in San Francisco. Need more proof? Spend a few minutes on google, Instagram or Pinterest and you'll get the idea. Restrooms can pack a big design punch and are a terri•c place in which to exercise a little brand- appropriate creativity. Just don't forget that, while they can be fun and fabulous, restaurant restrooms and the •nishes and equipment used within them, must be highly functional, easy to clean and maintain, nicely lit and ADA compliant. Without meeting those prerequisites, you could •nd guests tak- ing photos for all the wrong reasons. Fully Integrated Hand Hygiene The D|13 Sink System featuring the XLERATORsync Hand Dryer seamlessly integrates hand hygiene components. Fusing no-touch, high-ef•ciency •xtures on the sink deck, the unit facilitates a single process for washing, rinsing and drying hands. The design of the system's basin and hand dryer allow them to work together. The system is also customizable in terms of aesthetic elements, installation options and additional features; trash receptacles and baby changing stations are available for incorporation. Excel Dryer www.D13Group.com Retro t-Ready Sensor Faucet This T&S Brass' sensor faucet is designed for 4-inch center-to-center, wall-mount installa- tions. The redesigned mounting hardware of the EC-3105 allows operators to replace wall- mounted manual 2-hole faucets with sensor faucets without the need to alter existing hole con•gurations. The design works with stan- dard restaurant plumbing con•gurations. The EC-3105 has a polished chrome-plated brass body and includes below-deck electronics and a variety of convenient features, includ- ing customizable timing settings and multiple power options. T&S Brass www.tsbrass.com

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