Saturday, April 16, 2011

Royal Flush... toilet sells for $6,390 (£3,900)

Royal flush: The £3,900 toilet that’s fit for a king

Last updated at 12:35 PM on 16th April 2011
We’ve all heard the word throne being used to describe a toilet. Well now there’s a loo so luxurious that it really is fit for royalty.
American manufacturer Kohler makes a lavatory called the Numi and sells it for a cool $6,390 – or around £3,900. A price that’s way too hefty for most people – but not someone on the civil list, of course.
That whopping sum will buy you a quite extraordinary toilet, though.
Kohler Numi loo
Hi-tech: The Numi loo's seat will automatically open when you approach it
Kohler describe their device as combining ‘unmatched design, technology and engineering to bring you the finest in personal comfort and cleansing. From its striking form and features to its unrivalled water efficiency, the Numi toilet marks a new standard of excellence in the bathroom’.
They’re probably not wrong.
For starters, there’s no danger of chilly cheeks when you sit on it – because the motion-activated seat is heated . Your feet are kept toasty, too, by vents that gently blow hot air on them.
The spec also includes a charcoal-filtered deodoriser, built-in bidet, illuminated side panels and speakers with MP3 input sockets.
Users won’t even need to go to the trouble of choosing their own music - the toilet will play pre-programmed music or radio broadcasts.
Kohler Numi
Amazingly, the Numi isn't the most expensive toilet
The website for the toilet is extremely swish and clearly positions the Numi as the loo for high-earning trendy types. Though bizarrely it is pictured out in the open in a room with floor-to–ceiling glass.
Remarkably, the Numi isn’t actually the world’s most expensive toilet. That title belongs to one made by Hang Fung Gold Technology in Japan. It's made of solid 24-carat gold and is worth around $37million.
The second-most expensive toilet is onboard the International Space Station. It cost $19million, partly because the sophisticated convenience is able to recycle urine into water.
Another very expensive toilet can be found in the home of American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.
For his birthday last year he was given a Toto Automatic Toilet worth $6,000.
The high-end water closet has an automatic lid, a night light, three washing modes, an integrated warm air dryer and even a hands free auto flush and air purifying system.
It also has a constantly heated seat like the Numi does, so the star's behind won't get cold.
Ryan said that he 'felt like a new man' since receiving the gift.

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