Kitchen and bath design company, Kohler, are renowned for some of the most creative print advertisements gracing the pages of interior and design mags. But we found ourselves both amused and a wee perplexed at this latest one promoting Kohler's top end, hi-tech equipped Numi toilet+bidet. The combination of the window-filled Case Study house setting and the models' postures in the photo above seem to tell a story of some privacy issues being sorted out at the most awkward of movements...umm...moments. But back to the Numi and what $6,400 will get you, privacy or no privacy...
- LCD touch-screen interface
- Built-in personalized bidet functionality and deodorizer Innovative dual-flush technology with .6 and 1.28 gallons per flush
- Integrated air dryer
- Automatic open and close lid
- Built-in music system; MP3 player connection and FM Radio
- Heated seat and foot warmer
- Ergonomic seating
The Kohler Numi is the sort of bathroom feature we expect to see in future episodes of Selling New York, but we guess if we had a toilet that looked this good and did all these things, we wouldn't be so shy to show it off while in use, to heck with modesty! Even the retractable bidet wand looks stellar in finish, let alone the fact the Numi toilet eliminates the germaphobe's greatest fear, since it automatically opens, closes and flushes (and no wiping necessary, thanks to the bidet and dryer). Some would say a $6,400 toilet is flushing money down the toilet, but we'd be the first to want to try this out, albeit, with a bit more privacy than shown in the ads.