Space-Saving Toilet Folds When It Flushes [Video]

Space-Saving Toilet Folds When It Flushes [Video]
Design

The Iota Folding Toilet is about 1/3 smaller than a standard toilet and reduces water consumption by half.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 5 march 2014

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.

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