Iota: A futuristic folding toilet with low water consuming credentials

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Contemporary toilet mechanisms have certainly crossed the threshold of their ‘lowest common denominator’ utility. With the chimes of efficiency ringing at all corners of home-oriented designs, aesthetics fused with efficiency remains the order of the day. And, in that the Iota Folding Toilet shines, with its futuristic yet flexible form-factor complemented by credentials of effectiveness.

The fruit of the collaborative effort from Gareth Humphreys and Elliott Whiteley (at The University of Huddersfield), the Iota is touted to consume 50 percent less water than conventional toilet models when using the flushing function. This fascinating efficiency is achieved with a modified mechanism that allows the entire bowl system to be adjusted and folded.

The supporting internal feature of the Iota boasts of a specially hidden U-bend that can dissociate from the main waste pipe, while still upholding its air-tight seal. And, in its disconnected status during flushing, the mechanism can instantly re-engage when the water is released from the cistern.

Additionally, the cistern position is housed in a such a manner so that it projects directly into bowl (in an upright angle). This assembly enhances the maximum force required for removing the waste from water trap, which is turn accounts as a solution for the excess water volume that is needed to clean regular traps.

Lastly, the built-in mechanism is bolstered by the unique form-factor of the Iota design. Showcasing the familiar material usage of porcelain, the external panels can be easily arranged and detached, thus alluding to a simple installation process. Moreover the toilet flaunts its spatial efficiency, which makes it a perfect candidate for smaller bathrooms in apartments.

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Thanks: EG Visuals