Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats - Guggenheim Museum to display fully functional gold toilet - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

A rendering for Maurizio Cattelan: ÔÇťAmerica"



A rendering for Maurizio Cattelan: “America" (Courtesy the artist © Maurizio Cattelan)





A porcelain throne is about to get the royal treatment at one of New York City's most popular museums.

On May 4, the Guggenheim Museum will install a fully functional, 18-karat solid gold toilet by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. The famed sculptor even came out of self-imposed retirement to create the gilded potty.

But unlike many works of art, you can literally crap all over this one. The toilet will be hooked up to the plumbing in one of the museum’s public bathroom stalls so patrons can actually mark their territory.

“You can lock the door and have your experience, whether that be just looking at the toilet or using it,” Guggenheim publicist Molly Stewart told the New York Daily News.

Stewart said she believes the work, titled “Maurizio Cattelan: America,” will be the first time a usable toilet has been on display at the Guggenheim.

Cattelan, who stopped working in 2011, said it’s not his job to tell people what the work really means but alluded to the idea of economic inequality as the inspiration for “America” in an interview with the New York Times.
“There’s the risk that people will think of it as a joke, maybe, but I don’t see it as a joke,” said Cattelan. “I was born in a condition where I was — how do you say? — forced to think about that. It’s not my job to tell people what a work means. But I think people might see meaning in this piece.”

The museum, however, has been more forward in its presentation of the piece explaining that the work “makes available to the public an extravagant luxury product seemingly intended for the 1 percent.”

"Cattelan’s toilet offers awink to the excesses of the art market, but also evokes the American dream of opportunity for all, itsutility ultimately reminding us of the inescapable physical realities of our shared humanity," states a Guggenheim press release.
The gilded toilet will replace one of the museum’s Kohler toilets in a unisex bathroom. Museum officials are expecting large crowds so the piece will have its own full-time security guard to monitor guest usage and “check in” occasionally to make sure the valuable toilet is not vandalized.

Cattelan, who lives in Milan, is known for his satirical sculptures that incorporate elements of surrealism with historical figures. 

source: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2016/04/21/guggenheim-museum-to-display-fully-functional-gold-toilet.html
by foxnews

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats - DDB Chicago Introduces the (Intelligent) Toilet of the Future in New Kohler Spot - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521


With a little help from some robot friends, DDB Chicago launched a campaign introducing the new Kohler Veil Intelligent Toilet entitled “Never Too Next.”
The product in question may seem right out of a Bob’s Burgers episode (the toilet was played by Jon Hamm!) but is indeed very much a real thing that (very rich and/or toilet tech obsessed) consumers can purchase.
In the 30-second spot, which was directed by MJZ’s Dante Ariola, a robot couple arrive at a party in a sleek apartment presumably at some point in the near future. In a rather humanizing moment, one of the robots turns to the other and asks “What’s the husband’s name again?” right before the door is opened. Once at the party, the robots congregate with other artificially intelligent beings in the bathroom, where they find the Kohler Veil Intelligent Toilet and seem to feel more at home than among the throngs of chatting humans. 




DDB Chicago Introduces the (Intelligent) Toilet of the Future in New Kohler Spot


By Erik Oster 8 Comments
With a little help from some robot friends, DDB Chicago launched a campaign introducing the new Kohler Veil Intelligent Toilet entitled “Never Too Next.”
The product in question may seem right out of a Bob’s Burgers episode (the toilet was played by Jon Hamm!) but is indeed very much a real thing that (very rich and/or toilet tech obsessed) consumers can purchase.

In the 30-second spot, which was directed by MJZ’s Dante Ariola, a robot couple arrive at a party in a sleek apartment presumably at some point in the near future. In a rather humanizing moment, one of the robots turns to the other and asks “What’s the husband’s name again?” right before the door is opened. Once at the party, the robots congregate with other artificially intelligent beings in the bathroom, where they find the Kohler Veil Intelligent Toilet and seem to feel more at home than among the throngs of chatting humans. 

“The spot taps into the human truth that when at a party, people tend to congregate in the kitchen,” DDB Chicago executive creative director Jean Batthany explained to AdFreak. “In this case, all guests robotic are drawn to the bathroom—where the real action is. There’s also a layer of ‘robot truth’ in the shared social anxiety of trying to fit in and the relief in finding a kindred high-tech spirit.”
While the average consumer might wonder if the toilet’s smart features, which include two flush settings, temperature adjusted heated seats, self-cleaning and automatic deodorizing capabilities and automatic opening and closing of the lid (sadly no talking), are really necessary for bathroom time, the product is decidedly not targeted at the average consumer.
“We are talking to the new sophisticate,” Batthany added. “They are early adopters of technology and use design as a mode of self-expression. In a world where Siri and other lifelike technology is becoming more integrated into our daily lives, these bots help us tell a story of the very near future with a toilet as the star.


source: http://www.adweek.com/agencyspy/ddb-chicago-introduces-the-intelligent-toilet-of-the-future-in-new-kohler-spot/106776
by Erik Oster
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Credits:
Client: Kohler
Agency: DDB Chicago
Chief Creative Officer: John Maxham
Executive Creative Director: Jean Batthany
Group Creative Director: Nathan Monteith
Creative Director (Art): Kurt Riemersma
Creative Director (Copy): Matt Ben Zeev
Chief Production Officer: Diane Jackson
Executive Producer: Debora den Iseger
Executive Art Producer: Suzanne Koller
Senior Print Producer: Carla Nieto
Senior Business Director: Jenn Nolden
Account Executive: Kate Karens
Account Manager: Kirby Summers
Production Manager: Scott Terry
Production Company: MJZ
President: David Zander
Senior Executive Producer: Eriks Krumins
Director: Dante Ariola
Line Producer: Natalie Hill
DP: Phillipe Le Sourd
Production Designer: Christopher Glass
Editorial: No6TV
Editor: Amanda Perry
Assistant editor: Danny Fogarty
Senior Producer: Kendra Desai
VFX: Jamm Visual
VFX Supervisor/Lead CG Lighter: Andy Boyd
VFX Supervisor/Lead Compositor: Jake Montgomery
Lead CG FX Artist: Zachary DiMaria
Flame Artist: Pat Munoz
Flame Artist: David Hernandez
Nuke Artist: Kenneth Brown
CG Artist: Nha Ca Chau
CG Artist: Huisoo Lee
CG Modeling: Aaron Hamman
CG Modeling: Joel Durham
Executive Producer: Asher Edwards
Producer: Ashley Greyson
Color: Company 3
Colorist: Stefan Sonnenfeld
Executive Producer: Rhubie Jovanov
Music House: PullPullPull
Composer: Mitch Davis
Executive Producer: Scott Brittingham
Audio Post: The Studio, Chicago
Sound engineer(s): Nicholas Papaleo
Sound assistant: Bobby Lord
Audio Post Producer: Stacey Simcik
Print Post production: Gianini
CGI Artist: Tim McMahon
CGI Artist: Sebastian Szyszka
CGI Artist: Jeffrey Gilles
Director: Scott Giannini
Executive Producer: Kevin O’Connell
Photography:
Photographer: Michael Huijbregtse (Kohler Co.)
Retoucher: Tom Waterloo (The studio, DDB Chicago)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats - Concealed tank toilets offer smaller footprints - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521


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If you are  remodeling a very small powder room and looking to use every inch of floor space you can. If your old bathroom has an elongated toilet, You might want to look into installing a shorter, round-front toilet. 
First, decide on the budget and scope of your powder room remodeling job. If you're looking for the easiest way to install a smaller toilet in place of your elongated toilet, the round-front toilet can be your best choice.
In most cases, a standard round-front toilet should fit the same water and drain connections as a standard elongated toilet. However, if you have to save maximum space in your new powder room and are willing to rough-in completely new plumbing, a wall-hung concealed tank toilet can give you the minimum footprint. Since the toilet tank is concealed inside the wall in back of the toilet, you can pick up about 10 inches of floor space over standard toilets. Also, because it's a wall-hung toilet, you'll have extra foot space under the toilet.
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Bottom line: If you're really up against the wall to save the most space, look into a concealed tank wall-hung toilet.
source: http://siouxcityjournal.com/advertorial/siouxland_homes/plumber-concealed-tank-toilets-offer-smaller-footprints/article_1f1018a6-d666-59bd-af83-1b131a787d66.html
by  Ed Del Grande Tribune News Service

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats - April Fool’s Day prank ends with New Oxford student stuck to toilet - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

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An April Fool’s Day prank left a student stuck to a toilet seat at New Oxford High School in Adams County.
A family member confirmed the Sophomore student was hospitalized after the incident, but is now recovering at home.
FOX43 first learned about this story from social media after multiple reports that someone put super glue on toilet seats at New Oxford High School.
One post even included a picture that appears to be sent from the principal, saying “I know it sounds funny, but we have a student stuck on a toilet seat.”
source: http://fox43.com/2016/04/01/april-fools-day-prank-ends-with-new-oxford-special-needs-student-stuck-to-toilet/
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