The Compass System, a collaboration between Herman Miller Healthcare and Continuum, is a modular furniture collection designed for healthcare applications. It can be assembled, disassembled, and reconfigured without room demolition or care interruption. Sinks are designed to reduce splashing (and thereby the possibility of infection) and seamless surfaces minimize potential for contamination. Pieces are raised off the floor for great cleanability. The collection contains 58% recycled content. hermanmiller.com/compass
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.