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0803, HEWI Door Hardware and Bathroom Fixtures

This is a 0803.

{
"label_number": "0803",
"title": "HEWI Door Hardware and Bathroom Fixtures",
"description": "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.",

"child_object_collection": [
{"title": "Door Levers in Assorted Colors", "tombstone": "HEWI (German, founded 1929); Polyamide, corrosion resistant steel insert; Courtesy of HEWI"},
{"title": "Dementia Care Bathroom Fixtures", "tombstone": "HEWI (German, founded 1929); Courtesy of HEWI - Color & Memory"},
{"title": "Washbasin", "description": "Mineral composite material"},
{"title": "Double Hook", "description": "Polyamide"},
{"title": "L-shaped Support Rail", "description": "Polyamide"},
{"title": "Soap Dispenser", "description": "Polyamide, white transparent synthetic material"},
{"title": "Toilet Roll Holder", "description": "Polyamide"},
{"title": "Towel Ring", "description": "Polyamide"},
{"title": "Utility Dish", "description": "Polyamide"}
]
}

  • 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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