New generation toilets are ‘flush’ with style, shape and comfort together with higher levels of water efficiency and easy-clean features.
Kohler’s new Reach II back-to-wall toilet suite packs a lot of innovation into a compact design that shaves up to 70mm off the length (protrusion from the wall) of conventional models.
The new rimless Reach II Compact Back To Wall Toilet Suite
Designed for both new builds and renovations the Reach II’s 4 star WELS rating (4.5/3.5L) ensures it is well within new build codes while its 610mm projection from the wall makes it a preferred choice of back to wall toilet for more compact spaces.
Featuring contemporary flared straight skirt and clean lines, the Reach II has the highest hygiene credentials with the Kohler HygieneMax rimless pan technology delivering a robust, double wash-down with optimal coverage of the interior bowl.
There is a choice of two comfortable seat designs, the low profile Slim and the more seamless Wrap Over seat. Each seat is quiet close with vertical quick release operation – meaning the seat can be quickly detached with a ‘one-hand lift’ for fast and easy cleaning.
The Reach II Rimless Back To Wall Toilet Suite with wrap seat
The Reach II Rimless Back To Wall Toilet Suite with slim seat
For renovators the Reach II is truly versatile, with both P-trap and S-trap vario connection and side or top rear entry.
Launched to great acclaim and garnering international accolades, Kohler’s ModernLife toilet suite has been recognised for its revolutionary approach to hygiene and ease of cleaning with the prestigious international Red Dot Design Award.
The key feature of the ModernLife back to wall toilet is its truly rimless bowl – a first in the Australasian market. In taking rimless technology to the next level, Kohler has introduced a beautifully engineered pan featuring a bevelled and chamfered edge. This bevelled edge is finished with Kohler’s patented CleanCoat™ technology.
The ground-breaking combination of the rim’s inward-sloping design and the finish of the edge means any liquid hitting this area will form small beads of liquid that will roll easily into the toilet bowl. In addition, the Vertical Quick Release seat means the seat can be removed with just a gentle pull (when vertical) making thorough cleaning both fast and easy.
It is these innovative features that create the new level of hygiene and easy cleaning that Kohler is introducing with the ModernLife collection.The smooth, sleek interior also means there are no ridges or channels in which germs or dirt can hide. And its 360˚ dynamic flush flow ensures the bowl is rinsed thoroughly.
In another first, Kohler has included an optional Elite Seat. This introduces new levels of comfort and convenience in the form of a subtle LED pinstripe light – to subtly light the seating area when dark, without creating too much light – and a fragrance sachet to gently perfume the air. Both are operated by two AAA, easily replaceable batteries. The ultra-streamlined Elite Seat has an easy fit invisible hinge (easy to install and quick to release for thorough cleaning) plus quiet close seat and lid.
The timeless form of ModernLife’s design is the essence of simplicity with the slight overhang of the lid creating a seamless look.
The ModernLife Back to Wall Toilet suite also features optimal water-saving technology with a mere 4.5/3L water consumption (4 star WELS rating).
The ModernLife toilet suite – with the option of the Elite Seat – is complemented by the ModernLife vessel basins (with and without tap hole) that emulate the simplicity of form and sleek profile of the toilet.
Discover the ModernLife design story here…
After months of anticipation Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan’s “America” installation has opened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City (September 16, 2016). The subject of the work that has created worldwide interest – and long, winding queues – is an 18-carat solid gold replica of the museum’s existing Kohler toilets.
Maurizio Catellan’s bold gold replica of the KOHLER toilets in the Guggenheim Museum
This is no ordinary exhibit set on a pedestal or placed behind a glass screen, this is a fully working toilet that the artist invites members of the public to use. In fact he welcomes it, saying “It will be a test of the piece”.
A replica of the KOHLER working toilets – this work of art actually works!
Housed in the museum’s relatively small, unassuming bathroom on the fifth floor, long queues have formed each day, with excited visitors eagerly anticipating the opportunity to spend time alone with a work of art of unquestionable value, by a leading contemporary artist.
The Guggenheim museum has stationed a security guard outside the bathroom while staff will clean the toilet every 15 minutes.
Cattelan describes the work as “100 per cent art for the 99 per cent”. He says the golden Kohler replica toilet is in part a nod to Marcel Duchamp’s 1917 artwork, Fountain, a urinal submitted for the exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists in New York in 1917. Duchamp was suggesting that an everyday item could be considered art if an artist presented it as such. The work was ultimately rejected.
Unlike Duchamp’s installation, the solid gold replica Kohler toilet is receiving unprecedented praise and admiration. It is to be on permanent exhibition for the foreseeable future.
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