Barely-there Biffy

Iota is an ingenious solution that not only uses considerably less water than standard toilets, but even has a smaller physical footprint in the bathroom! The magic is in a folding mechanism that makes it just a third the size of a standard toilet! Watch it almost disappear!

The folding bowl houses a built-in U bend that disengages from the waste pipe whilst still maintaining an air tight seal. When closed in the flush position, the U bend reengages simultaneously when the cistern flushes. A current standard toilet uses 6 liters of water on ever flush while Iota only uses 2.5 liters. That’s more than 50% less!

Designers: Gareth Humphreys & Elliott Whiteley


  • Jimmy C says:

    Looks good. Would like to see a disinfectant that works while the seat is closed.

  • Siddartha says:

    Good concept/Idea. Closed, at least the odor is restricted from spreading into the space around. and compact

  • paradoctor says:

    This is a truly horrible design, with a fatal chronic flaw and a lethal acute flaw. The chronic flaw is that the outlet to the sewer cannot be sealed; there must be a gap so the bowl can pivot; and through this gap sewer gases will constantly leak. Yuck!

    The acute flaw is when the wussy water-saving flush fails, and you have a bowl full of urine, toilet paper and feces. With a normal toilet the solution is the plunger; but when the bowl is up, you cannot reach inside with the plunger, and when the bowl is down, plunging will merely force the mess into the interior of the toilet and then onto the floor. Double yuck!

    Nobody anywhere should ever use this design. Burn the blueprints and go back to the drawing board, with a competent designer this time.

  • James Martindale says:

    I would be one of those people who take a huge dump in the bowl and fling it hard toward the wall, splashing poop and toilet water everywhere XD

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