Whether it’s revolutionary technology that may be everywhere at some point in the future or just downright strange ideas that make you wonder how people think these things up, there’s some strange goings on in the world of Bathrooms at home and at public conveniences.
Next time you get caught sort in London you might suddenly realize a toilet has popped up where there wasn’t one earlier. Don’t worry, there’s not a race of magic builders making public conveniences at the click of a finger and you are not going mad! These toilets pop up out the ground at night to tackle public urination from tanked-up boozers on the walk home.
Not one for those who suffer from stage fright! This public toilet is a piece of art called “Don’t Miss a Sec”, displayed outside the Tate Modern in London. The brain child of Italian artist Monica Bonvicini, it was fully functional and available to use for anyone brave enough!
Yes, these people are bathing in what appears to be a bowl of raman noodles. Hakone Kowakien Yunessun is a spa bath theme park in Japan (yes you read that correctly, only in Japan!). Not to be outdone, the park also offers a red wine spa, claiming on their site that bathing in wine is a “rejuvenation treatment for the body” and a coffee spa for an “effective treatment from the recovery of fatigue”.
Looking more like a tanning bed than something you wash in, the Avant Santelubain 999 is a cleaning and relaxation device offering a full body wash, steam, sounds, aromatherapy and even more. If you’re lazy to the point of not even having the energy to scrub yourself in the shower this could be for you, if it ever gets released on the market…
The fish tank toilet is an idea from China for families who want a pet but don’t have the space. And don’t worry; the water for the flush is separate to the fish tank area so you won’t end up aciddently sending them down the drain!
Turning traditional bathroom sinks on their side (almost literally), you may be looking at this baffled at where the plug hole is. This sink is designed by Axolute, and uses what they call a “Horizontal Integrated Siphon. Translation: The water goes down a thin slot on the wall attached side.
Tony Barrow is a design consultant for Brilliant Bathrooms, a bathroom sales, design and installation firm based in Hampshire. Although he would enjoy some pet fish in his system tank, he feels the idea might take a while to take off in the UK!