“Since its inception in 2001, World Toilet Day has become an important platform to demand action from governments and to reach out to wider audiences by showing that toilets can be fun and sexy as well as vital to life.” – http://worldtoiletday.org
The UN declared November 19th “World Toilet Day” back in 2001 to raise awareness of global sanitation. Sadly, 2.5 billion people do not have access to a clean toilet. To support or educate yourself on the current global sanitation crisis visit WorldToiletDay.org. So to get in the spirit of WTD, we are showcasing 5 of the most interesting toilets in the world!
1. Duravit’s SensoWash® Starck Toilet
This elegant toilet designed by Philippe Starck is not only self-cleaning with an electrically operated lid, wireless remote control, heated seat, and rear wash component but it also lights up in the dark!
2. “Dagobert” Wooden Toilet Throne
The medieval inspired toilet was constructed in France by designer Herbeau. Although it looks extremely rudementary, the toilet costs more than $14,000!
3. One-Way Mirrored Glass Cube
Found in London, this one-way mirrored glass cube houses a prison toilet from Millbank Penitentiary. Monica Bonvicini created the artwork for an exhibit entitled “Don’t Miss a Sec” in London. To find out more click here!
photo credit: Jennifer Carlile/msnbc.com
4. Hang Fung Gold Toilet
In case you were wondering, this solid gold toilet, found in Hong Kong, is valued at approximately $5 million!
5. Cielo’s 5.5 Designers Urinal
While beautifully handcrafted this urinal’s unique bulbous form it truly innovative.