Space-Saving Toilet Folds When It Flushes [Video]
The Iota Folding Toilet is about 1/3 smaller than a standard toilet and reduces water consumption by half.
The Iota Folding Toilet is a folding bowl that takes up less space when it folds upright and uses less water when it flushes.
Designed by Gareth Humphreys and Elliot Whiteley as their final year project at the University of Huddersfield, the folding toilet bowl has a rimless design and has a built-in U-bend that disengages from the waste pipe while still maintaining an air tight seal. The bowl closes in flushed position and the U-bend reengages when the cistern flushes. The Iota is held in place by a frame to make sure everything lines up when it disengages and reengages when being used.
The Iota uses only 2.5 liters of water, about half of what a standard toilet uses. The patent pending toilet design is also about a third smaller than a standard toilet when folded and is suited for small apartments.
View more images of the Iota in the gallery below.
The video below shows how the design works.
Source, Images: designboom