2021 Galleries

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Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Product
Designer: Jon Olsen - Founder
Design Type: Consumer goods, appliances, Engineering, Residential & office furniture, furnishings
Company / Organization / School: Vaask
Website: https://www.vaask.com/
Team Members: Jon Olsen

Founder Jon Olsen developed the Vaask hand sanitizing system to be a permanent fixture in buildings, reflecting the importance now placed on hand hygiene and with the goal of replacing the wasteful single-use plastic bottles so common during the pandemic. Inspired by the Norwegian word for "wash," Vaask greets your space’s visitors with a hearty “hallo.” You can only make one first impression, and Vaask elevates the hand sanitizer experience from tired to inspired with these premium features and benefits: - Robust: All-metal construction with premium finishes including brass and brushed stainless, as well as custom powder-coat finish options. - Refined formulations: Hydrating gels with modern fragrances and zero harsh chemicals. - Long-lasting: Eco-friendly cartridges contain twice the sanitizer compared to typical dispensers. - Flexible: Cartridges can be refilled or swapped, and the system also allows use of quality sanitizer from other suppliers. - Precise functionality: A high-tech laser range sensor tracks hands to ensure no drips or mess. Ever. - Smart: Automated low-level alerts using an intuitive LED displays. - Guaranteed: Five-year warranty on all components - American-made: Manufactured in Austin, Texas. Vaask is the work of the team behind Big Ass Fans’ Haiku, the innovative ceiling fan that has won more than 75 awards.