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Giovannoni Washlet by Stefano Giovannoni for Toto

Milan 2010: Japanese bathroom brand Toto launched a toilet by Italian designer Stefano Giovannoni in Milan last week.

Called Giovannoni WASHLET, the design is self-cleaning and features a heated seat, air dryer and remote control.

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The information below is from Toto:

TOTO exhibits at three sites in Milan Furniture Fair 2010

The Giovannoni WASHLET is just the latest stage in the evolution of TOTO’s WASHLET toilet and Clean Technology programmes. For 30 years incarnations of TOTO’s WASHLET have captivated through their advanced technology; the Giovannoni WASHLET is equally captivating through its elegant, modern design.

However, Stefano Giovannoni’s design has been achieved with no sacrifice of technology, and still features a self-cleaning washing wand, a heated seat, an air dryer, a deodoriser and remote control, as well as TOTO’s revolutionary rimless toilet design, Tornado Flush and CeFiONtect coating in keeping with the company’s Clean Technology mantra. The Giovannoni WASHLET successfully captures both the essence of Italian style and the sophistication of Japanese bathroom culture.

Press Release April 2010:

Continuing its integration programme across Europe, TOTO – Japan’s leading luxury bathroom manufacturer will be displaying its revolutionary advances in bathroom technology and design at several locations in Milan during the international furniture show, Salone del Mobile 2010.

TOTO is at pad 22, stand C31–D26 of the Salone del Mobile 2010 where visitors will be able to see the extensive range of TOTO bathroom products from 14 – 19 April. In addition TOTO will be present at the Fiera international furnishing accessories exhibition being held as an integral part of the Salone del Mobile 2010. Visitors to Milan will also be able to discover a permanent collection of TOTO bathroom furniture on display at the famous Aquatech showroom in Milan from 7 April.

The Zona Tortona becomes a centre for exhibitions during the annual furniture week. TOTO will be part of the Spa Design 2010 event taking place at SUPERSTUDIO 13 – a temporary museum of modern design – exhibiting in the Total White sector.

On these exclusive sales platforms, TOTO will display its products from the NEOREST Series/ LE, NEOREST Series/SE and NC Series. Also on view will be the brand-new furniture ranges to complement TOTO’s existing range of Total Bathroom concepts. The Giovannoni WASHLET is the first product in the DESIGN Series, conceived by Italian master designer Stefano Giovannoni.