In my current abode we have a septic tank, which means I keep watch over what goes in the John with the ruthless vigilance of a drill instructor. And I’ll put the fear of life into guests who dare to deposit so much as a match. But even this kind of oversight doesn’t keep my toilet running as smooth as the recent Toilet 2.0 by Dave Hakkens.
Toilet 2.0. Designed by Dave Hakkens.
Toilet 2.0 is Ten Times Better than Conventional Toilets
This millennial contribution to literature starts with Hakkens’ swapping out the typical porcelain for the haute couture Corian. Last seen in such 3rings favorites as the Tree Table and the Corian Illumination Series, turns out this versatile and innovative material makes toilets that are lighter, thinner, and stronger.
That’s not a bad trifecta, but Hakken’s new loo hides more than that behind its scintillatingly sculptural silhouette. The piece also boasts high-pressure cleaning courtesy of a network of interior apertures; a built in air freshener to mollify the usual, ahem, aroma; and a gray water system to cleanse the pipes behind the walls, which keeps the infrastructure of Toilet 2.0 in tip top shape.
But I’ve saved the best for last, because Hakken’s signature innovation is the very same that gives Toilet 2.0 its aesthetic appeal: from among six different prototypes, Hakkens found that this elongated ovoid shape was the one that prevented agitated water from exiting the toilet.
The advantages of this revelation are manifest and legion, from a cleaner exterior—and thus more hygienic bathroom—to a reduced height between seat and water’s edge, which, as Hakkens eloquently puts it, “prevents your stinkies splashing in the water.”
About the Designer: There’s no denying that designer Dave Hakkens is on to something. Whether his unusual but eminently useful revelations culminate in work that’s ready for commercial primetime (Toilet 2.0), or pieces that are perhaps destined to remain on A&D’s avant edge (Dust Ball), his creations are guaranteed to raise eyebrows and pique interest. And he’s got a way with words as well. Because anyone with this bit of copy on their website (“usually there is no interaction with a robot vacuum”), has me at hello.