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product Focus Take A Hint Hint, a 3form Varia Ecoresin, offers pattern, texture, and privacy 1 2 3 As we become more aware of how design can impact psyche and the healing process, manufacturers are staying ahead of the curve, introducing products that not only veer away from institutional, but also cross over into markets other than healthcare with ease. Case in point, 3form’s Varia Ecoresin line boasts design-savvy patterns, textures, and colors that one might encounter in a hospitality setting or high-end office, while possessing the high-performance attributes that are necessary in healthcare facilities. New to the series is Hint, a collection of six textures that offer a level of semi-privacy. Just like all Varia Ecoresin products, Hint contains a minimum of 40 percent pre-consumer recycled material, is antimicrobial, and can be installed as sliding doors, partitions, lightbox panels, suspended walls, column wraps, transaction counters, and decorative ceiling elements. Hint includes Flow (1), a composition of curves, ripples, and 30 waves; rule (2), a background of striations that vary in thickness and angle; Meadow (3), a field of abstracted grass; Spray, a motif depicting droplets on a surface; Spotted, a skin evoking the irregular markings of a cat in the wild; and Straight Up, another linear pattern but with variations in line segment lengths. For further customization, the patterns in Hint can be layered on a dual-sided relief panel. “Not only does each texture stand alone as a great product, but the ability to combine the patterns in a single panel opens up myriad possibilities,” says Jill Canales, senior vice president of marketing and design. “We know our clients love to put their own spin on our products, and Hint enables that freedom of creativity.” —Sheila Kim reader service No. 220 october 2012

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Contract - October 2012
Industry News
Exhibition: HD Boutique
Product Focus: Take a Hint
Product Briefs: Health and Wellness
Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center
Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health
Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
Healthcare Environment Awards
Kaleida Health, Clinical and Medical Research Building
Old Town Recovery Center
Baystate Medical Center
Legacy Health Randall Children’s Hospital
Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Brooklyn Infusion Center
Community Hospital @ Yishun
Mercy Medical Center Rooftop Garden
Rehab + Space Center
Heart Care Center
Practice: “Next Practices” in Healthcare Design
Design: Foster + Partners Develops Master Plan for Cleveland Clinic Growth
Exhibition: Studio Gang Architects at the Art Institute of Chicago
Designers Select: Lighting
Ad Index
Renovation: Saving Lives by Updating an Icon

Contract - October 2012