28 Oct '15, 9pm

Is it time for the toilet to come out of the (water) closet?

Is it time for the toilet to come out of the (water) closet?

A few years back I had fun with an advertising campaign for the Kohler Numi toilet, where it was photographed in a Case Study house in a reconstruction of perhaps the most famous architectural photograph ever. I wrote: "I am excited by this new trend of putting toilets in the living room, where they can serve additional functions as a stool or end table, while providing the user with a dramatic view." There were hundreds of comments complaining. (Alas, all gone when we switched commenting systems) Lixil/Promo image Over on Quartz, Shelly Banjo writes about the toilet of the future being developed by Lixil, the Japanese company eating up plumbing companies around the world, from American Standard to Grohe. The toilet adjusts the seat and settings based on weight and body type. It starts playing the soothing music you’ve pre-selected, or starts an audiobook. There’s a nightl...

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