Dementia Care Bathroom; HEWI (German, founded 1929)

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0803, HEWI Door Hardware and Bathroom Fixtures

Nine colored door handles, designed and manufactured by HEWI, are installed in a vertical column. Each color contrasts differently with the wall. Installed in the corner is a white sink with red details, accompanied by red bathroom hardware. HEWI's Dementia Care Bathroom collection uses color to accent the functional parts of a wash basin, a soap dispenser, a support rail, and other fixtures. Color makes these elements easier to recognize and understand.

  • Door Levers in Assorted Colors

    HEWI (German, founded 1929); Polyamide, corrosion resistant steel insert; Courtesy of HEWI

  • Dementia Care Bathroom Fixtures

    HEWI (German, founded 1929); Courtesy of HEWI - Color & Memory

  • Washbasin

    Mineral composite material

  • Double Hook


  • L-shaped Support Rail


  • Soap Dispenser

    Polyamide, white transparent synthetic material

  • Toilet Roll Holder


  • Towel Ring


  • Utility Dish


  • Object ID #18491729
  • airbrushed gouache, brush and gold paint, graphite on illustration board.
  • Gift of Carleton Varney and Richard Hunnings.
  • 1977-106-2
  • Drawing, Design for a Basin, n. d.
  • pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash on cream laid paper.
  • Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
  • 1938-88-525

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