To mark 50 years of servicing 25 million of the UK’s drains and toilets Dyno-Rod, the UK’s largest plumbing and drainage company, decided to commission up and coming graduates from Central Saint Martins to design the toilets of future.
Graduates from MA Industrial Design and MA Design were asked to consider issues of sustainability, the environment and health and well being when creating their vision for the next generation of lavatories. The three shortlisted designs by graduates Pierre Papet, Samuel Sheard and Victor Johansson included The ‘Wellbeing Toilet’ which promotes correct ergonomic body position, in an effort to reduce the risk of intestinal cancer and haemorrhoids, the ‘Modular Construction Toilet’ which runs on grey water collected from showers and sinks, and the ‘Zero Waste Toilet’ which consists of a waterless system by converting waste into grey water, fertiliser and biogas.
The winning design, the ‘Wellbeing Toilet’ was unveiled at Central Saint Martins on World Toilet Day, 19th November 2013 by judges Cliff Huxley, Dyno-Rod Senior Engineer and acclaimed designer Wayne Hemingway who said of the project ‘Design is about improving things that matter in life, and going to the toilet matters’.
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