November 10, 2021 6:15 AM EST

SPECIAL MENTION: Ugly hand sanitizer goo pumps have become standard décor in office lobbies and corridors. But Austin-based Vaask thinks they deserve the kind of design attention that the rest of a modern workplace gets. Vaask’s futuristically curvy gel dispensers, which can be wall-installed or freestanding, use laser sensors to know when a hand reaches in for a squirt. —Don Steinberg

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