The new Philippe Starck designed SensoWash toilet debuted at Manhattan’s Duravit showroom last night with Starck (and Inhabitat) on the scene. The moniker “shower-toilet” is slightly confusing but basically, the product is similar to a bidet, and eliminates the need for scratchy and wasteful toilet paper - except it has a lot of extra perks and an elegant Starck-esque design. The unveiling event was filled with champagne, hors d’oeuvres and demonstrations of the shower-toilet by the designer himself. Don’t worry about hitting that “Read More” though, none of the pics fall into the NSFW category.
Starck went above and beyond with his designs for Duravit’s other bathroom lines, and SensoWash Starck is no different. The SensoWash Starck was designed to maximize comfort on all levels. Each shower-toilet has a remote control powered program, with ultra-hygienic cleaning options such as ladies wash, breech wash and even drying. In addition, Starck designed the slim line toilet to have the ultimate luxury on a cold day – heated seats! The SensoWash even cleans and disinfects itself, which actually may be the most desirable feature to us lazy, er, busy folks.
The wireless remote control alone for the SensoWash Starck is a work of art in itself. Clad in silver, the control looks more like a design piece than a remote control for a toilet. Divided into a grid, each square diagrams its function – a fan for “dry” and water bubbles for the washes.
The idea of going toilet paper-less may seem like a scary leap to some, but eliminating toilet paper would have a huge impact on treating sewage and wastewater. For now, only those with the luxury of buying their own (Philippe Starck designed) toilets can take this step, but one day we all may be using a SensoWash.