Toilets don’t often make it onto our virtual pages here at Beach BOOSTER, and the last one we covered was back in 2010. That was an eco-iconic innovation focusing primarily on water efficiency, but recently we came across one with a broader ambition. New from Kohler, the Numi toilet is not only water-efficient, but it offers a raft of luxury features as well.
Priced at USD $6390 the Numi toilet features WaterSense technology designed to use at least 20 percent less water than a standard 1.6-gallon toilet while still meeting strict flushing performance guidelines. Among the unit’s many luxury features, meanwhile, are a built-in deodorizer, bidet functionality, an integrated air dryer, illuminated panels and a heated seat. If that weren’t enough, the Numi’s lid and seat are motion-activated, while a foot-warming system emits warm air from floor-level vents. What’s more, the toilet’s built-in speakers let the user play FM radio or a selection of tracks from the Numi toilet’s pre-programmed audio, or they can connect an MP3 player through the audio input jack in the remote docking station. A touch-screen enables interaction with the toilet’s features. The video below provides a brief introduction.
The Numi is available in white from registered distributors in the US, Canada, and Latin America. Retailers everywhere else: one to bring to high-end consumers in your neck of the woods?