American Standard Showerheads and Self-Cleaning Toilet Win 2017 GOOD DESIGN Awards

Jan 4, 2018

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (January 4, 2018) ― The innovative Spectra+ Touch and Spectra+ eTouch showerheads and ActiClean self-cleaning toilet from American Standard, part of the LIXIL Corporation, have been named 2017 GOOD DESIGN Award recipients in the bath category for design excellence. This award is presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

Employing first-to-market technology, the Spectra+ Touch showerhead changes spray patterns with a simple touch on the outside ring of the showerhead, making it easy to customize the shower experience, even with wet hands. The Spectra+ eTouch showerhead includes a remote control to mount on any shower surface, providing a stylish, ergonomically designed solution for users who have difficulty reaching the showerhead due to age, height or mobility restrictions.

The ActiClean system is a toilet that cleans itself with a simple press of a button. It combines the power of the revolutionary VorMax flushing technology — which delivers the cleanest flush ever engineered — with a fully integrated self-cleaning system. Simply press a button, walk away, and let the toilet do the rest.

Plus, ActiClean eliminates the need for add-on after-market cleaning solutions that may not work with high-efficiency toilets like this WaterSense-certified model that uses a single powerful jet of only 1.28 gallons of water per flush.

GOOD DESIGN is the world's oldest and most prestigious design program. Each year, The Chicago Athenaeum presents the GOOD DESIGN Awards for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. One of the main factors for the awards selection is based on whether or not a product can enrich society and people's lives through its design.

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Nora DePalma, O’Reilly DePalma
For LIXIL Americas - American Standard, DXV, GROHE
(770) 772-4726 

American Standard makes life healthier, safer and more beautiful at home, at work and in our communities. For more than 140 years, the brand has innovated and created products that improve daily living in and around the bathroom and kitchen for residential and commercial customers. It has been recognized with more than 35 product innovation and design awards in the past five years. American Standard is part of LIXIL, a global leader in housing and building materials products and services. Learn more at, or follow us at,,,,

LIXIL is a global leader in the housing and building industry. Our unique portfolio spans everything from technologies that revolutionize how we interact with water in our daily lives, to a full lineup of products and services for housing and major architectural projects. Delivering core strengths in water, kitchen, housing, and building technologies, our brands including LIXIL, American Standard, GROHE, DXV, INAX, and Permasteelisa are leaders in the industries and regions in which they operate. LIXIL operates in more than 150 countries and employs more than 70,000 people, bringing together function, quality, and design to make people’s lives better and more delightful – wherever they are. 

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ActiClean® and VorMax® are registered trademarks of AS America, Inc.
Spectra+ Touch™ and Spectra+ eTouch™ are trademarks of AS America, Inc.
WaterSense® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
GOOD DESIGN® is a registered trademark of The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.



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