Long the least glamorous fixture in the bath, the toilet has bogged down many a remodeling with its unchanging appearance. But now, just in time for Fashion Week, nonetheless, that drab history may have come to an end. Designed by Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri, the Abito [the Italian word translates to 'dress'—clever!] model can change up its look. Once the wall-mounted commode is in place, a glazed-ceramic shroud—offered in a palette of several colors and patterns—is slipped onto the bowl. Naturally, there's a short animation illustrating the installation process, with the fixture apparently being assembled by a poltergeist plumber. hatria.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.