The New Stuff

iota folding toilet

Iota Folding Toilet is an efficient solution for saving space and water


iota folding toilet

We have come across numerous furniture units that aims to save space and are very useful for small homes. Today, we were confronted with space saving toilet for small bathroom spaces. Dubbed as Iota Folding Toilet, this  concept toilet is not only smaller in size than a typical loo, but is also more efficient in saving enough amount of water.

Brainchild of Gareth Humphreys and Elliott Whiteley, the Iota Folding Toilet was designed as a final-year project while studying at the UK’s University of Huddersfield. The concept toilet seat takes up one third of the space of an average toilet seat, when not in use and folded in the upright position making it a perfect fit for tiny homes. When compared to a standard toilet that use 6 liters (1.6 US gallons) of water per flush, the Iota makes use of just 2.5 liters (0.6 US gallons).

The Iota folding toilet includes a built-in U bend in the toilet bowl that disengages from the waste pipe when in use. The flush mechanism is activated after the user folds up the seat. The U bend re-engages simultaneously and the air tight seal makes sure that the waste stays where it should. The bowl is supported by an internal frame that utilizes a hinge mechanism to keep the toilet straight and a nylon roller to transfer the weight of the user through the frame onto the floor.

The design team has submitted a patent application for their concept design, and are looking to sell the idea in the future. Their environment friendly folding toilet design has been entered into the RSA’s Re-invent the toilet competition. Check out the demo video below for more:

Via: Gizmag/  DailyMail

Recommended for You

The following two tabs change content below.
A soft hearted girl, Garima finds herself to be lucky to be born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. With a writing experience of three years, she has been writing for various renowned blogs and absolutely enjoys her work. She is a firm believer of God and holds a positive attitude towards life. She is a big chatter box and adores every kind of music.

Recently Published

Modern Black Barn House
»

Contemporary Black Barn in Waikato wins National Architecture Award

CMYK Color Swatch Calendar
»

CMYK Color Swatch Calendar 2015 adds color to your brand new day

Phaedra Table Lamp
»

Phaedra Table Lamp with dramatically blow molded glass shades

Underestimated Risks of Ethanol Fireplaces
»

Are you aware about unforeseen risks of ethanol fireplaces?

Leo Bonten Turned His Amputated Leg into Lamp
»

Dutchman preserved and turned his amputated leg into a lamp

Stick Stove
»

Stick Stove: Portable fuel burning device for developing countries

Smart Lamp Speaker by Emoi
»

Responsive Smart Lamp Speaker blends both sound and lighting

PikaPlant One Shelf Automatically Waters Plants
»

PikaPlant One shelf can automatically water your plants for a whole month

PRAUD Zinc-clad Leaning House
»

Praud’s Leaning House slants upwards for picturseque views and sunlight

Alter Ego Sofa by Eric Gizard
»

Alter Ego Sofa with chaise offers immense utility for urban lifestyle

Swirl Lamp by Solovyov Design
»

Swirl Lamp by Solovyov Design reminds us of whirling motion

Evander Broekman's Collection of Luxury Safes
»

Evander Broekman reveals high security certified collection of luxury safes

Table Sereno by Studio Fredrikson Stallard
»

Driade Sereno Coffee Table in an enduring sculptural design

Cuckoo Clock by Haoshi Design
»

Haoshi Designs’ Cuckoo Clocks come with pair of birds that meet on the hour

Two Makers' Randonneur Chair
»

Bicycle-themed rocking Randonneur Chair by Two Makers

Share with your friends










Submit