Generation Loo Revealed on World Toilet Day

19 Nov

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The winning design of the next-generation loo prototype is being showcased at Central Saint Martins to coincide with World Toilet Day on November 19th 2013

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  • The winning design of the next-generation loo prototype is being showcased at Central Saint Martins to coincide with World Toilet Day on November 19th 2013
  • The winning ‘wellbeing’ toilet was commended for improving human health by reducing the risk of intestinal cancer and haemorrhoids and diagnosing medical conditions
  • The winning design was judged by experts including designer and judge Wayne Hemingway and senior Dyno-Rod engineer Cliff Huxley

The world was a very different place in the 1880s, but one thing has remained the same – the flushable loo! But it looks like its days might be numbered thanks to the ingenious designs of three Central Saint Martin’s graduates.

The initiative, commissioned by Dyno-Rod, the plumbing and drains specialists, as part of their 50th anniversary, aims to raise awareness on how we can upgrade the current 130 year old flush toilet to one that benefits our health and the environment.

Dyno-Rod partnered with the prestigious college, Central Saint Martin’s asking three post-graduates, Pierre Papet, Victor Johansson and Samuel Sheard, to challenge the concept of the toilet as we know it.

The Brief 
The graduates were challenged to create a toilet that met selected criteria of sustainability, a toilet that is more eco-friendly and a toilet that is better for our health and wellbeing.

The winning concept was judged by a panel of design experts, including Red or Dead founder and now owner of a multi-disciplinary design agency, Wayne Hemingway and Senior Dyno-Rod Engineer, Cliff Huxley. 

The Winner 
The winning toilet’s prototype has been revealed to coincide with World Toilet Day, Tuesday 19th November, at the prestigious Central Saint Martins.

Wayne Hemingway says: “I have a philosophy  that”Design is about improving things that matter in life” and going to the loo certainly matters! It’s a great idea for Dyno-Rod to work with Central Saint Martin’s post-graduates on new concepts for a toilet.

“The wellbeing toilet looks at the health and wellbeing aspect of getting rid of your bodily waste by enhancing the position of your body by enabling you to squat rather than sit.”

How the new toilet works:

Background
The model focuses on wellbeing as part of going to the toilet. The concept is concerned with health and fun

Rationale
People spend a lot of time on the toilet. By changing position we could potentially reduce intestinal cancer and haemorrhoid issues. By analysing our urine we can also self-diagnose medical conditions

End-user
This is for people who are both concerned and interested in and about their health

Materials
Ceramics sculpted to enhance the position of your body

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