Bathing is a luxury in itself but if your cubby hole bathroom denies you to have a lavish wash, there is good news for you.Evidently inspired by the Swiss army penknife, the world’s first fold-up vertical bathroom is here to blow your minds away. Called the Vertebrae, it stacks a toilet, sink, water cistern and two showers into one 8ft-tall steel column. Award-winning designer Paul Hernon improvised The Vertebrae considering the space-conscious householders who struggle to fit a traditional shower, sink and toilet into their bathroom space.
Designed to utilize vertical space instead of horizontal floor space it is an intriguing but functional and simplistic space-saving bathroom by stacking the contents of a bathroom on top of one another. With two showers built-in, both of which rotate 180 degrees, one is for adults and one for children. Rest of the unit rotates a full 360 degrees twisting around a steel column which conceals the piping, and each part can simply be pushed out when required.
But be warned as the Vertebrae – named after the human spine – weighs 150 kilos and householders might have to reinforce their bathroom floor before fitting it. Expected to go on sale in the New Year with a price tag of Ł9,000($16,000), the feasible idea, though with the initial credit crunch, could be a hit.
Via luxury launches , daily mail