Speaking of innovation with respect to flush toilet, makers would be content in throwing a bit of frills with respect to color and contour, ergonomic design and some free goodies. We have seen cell phone companies partnering with designer labels, bringing the best of technology and fashion but can we expect toilet makers to follow the cult? Yes, TOTO has surprised the world with its tie-up with Giovannoni and this resulted in the concept of Washlet.
This elite piece of bathroom fixture retains all the revolutionary features of TOTO like tornado flush, the triple-jet rimless flushing system and CeFiONtect – the hygienic glazing for ceramic surfaces. The designer label made additions of a self-cleanign washing wand, a heated seat and the greatest of all, a remote control which doubles as a toilet paper holder.
Toto and Giovannoni have in a way succeeded in transforming conventional “toilets” into “washlet” with a remote control. This makes me ask one basic question-do we really need this?