There’s no shortage of things that we love about Japan – the fabulous food and drink, its compelling culture, amazing architecture and rich, diverse landscapes. But anyone that’s been will tell you that the one thing they sorely miss upon their return is the Japanese washlet.
Those advanced loos with cleansing jets, warm seats and a host of other adorable features that once experienced are difficult to live without. The everyday Western loo seems positively primitive in comparison.
Well, the good news for bathroom enthusiasts is that Teesside-based luxury bathroom company Lusso has introduced the Intellismart toilet, a Japanese style bidet with all the advanced functionality ‘toire’ fans admire.
This smart wall hung toilet boasts a brushed stainless Flush Plate, and features a rimless design with quick-release, soft-close seat. But that’s just for starters…
There’s no shortage of things that we love about Japan – the fabulous food and drink, its compelling culture and the Japanese washlet…
For that authentic experience it comes with a remote control that allows you to adjust water flow and temperature, the position of the water-jet nozzle (there are rear and ‘lady wash’ settings) plus choice of pulsating or oscillating massage.
There’s also an air deodorisation, an interior fan that starts automatically when the seat is occupied, plus an LED night light. A vortex flushing system claims to be energy efficient. Other sanitary niceties include a self cleaning glaze and antibacterial sea.
“Combining smart technology with bathroom products is no doubt the next step in turning our homes into fully functional and efficient spaces,” sats Lusso MD Mike Manders. “The sustainability aspect of the Intellismart toilet plus the sleek design means that this is an innovative, eco-friendly bathroom update that will appeal to interiors lovers who want to keep in touch with the latest technology.”
Price starts at £1,650. For more visit Lusso online.
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