Kohler launches ‘smart’ toilet at Index
Dubai, October 24, 2011
US-based Kohler, a leader in kitchen and bath design, held the regional launch of its most advanced toilet to date featuring interactive and intuitive technologies at the ongoing Index 2011, a major interiors exhibition in Dubai.
The Numi “smart” toilet, which is WaterSense and CALGreen-certified, ups the ante for sophisticated living in the region with its minimalist and futuristic design, a statement said.
It features a sleek, interactive LCD touch screen interface, intuitive auto-open and -close lid, music system, heated seat, foot warmer, deoderiser, bidet, and innovative dual flush technology.
“The Numi is truly an innovative product that makes a bold design statement, and where better to make that statement than at the Middle East’s only dedicated exhibition for kitchen and bathroom suppliers,” said Mohamed Nada, regional marketing manager at Kohler.
“Kohler envisioned a toilet that creates a category in a calibre of its own. Numi packs technology into a compact toilet and is controlled by an advanced and intuitive interface. It’s an astounding example of modern industrial design where form and function go hand in hand, and has been a real hit at Index this year,” he added.
Adopting legendary architect Mies van der Rohe’s “Less is more” mantra, the Kohler design team took a minimalist approach to Numi’s creation, arranging complex technological functions internally within a limited space, all while presenting extreme simplicity externally.
Following Kohler’s successful 2005 launch of the Purist Hatbox toilet, whose tank-less silhouette redefined the bathroom category, Numi breaks the mould with its entirely new visual and technical language. Its design reflects a furniture aesthetic, creating an original toilet profile, the Kohler statement said.
The Numi is now available through the Kohler Middle East distributor network, according to the statement.
Index 2011, which opened on October 22 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, will end tomorrow (October 25). – TradeArabia News Service