< News | 07.09.2015

Latrine with the sheen

Latrine with the sheen

A few issues ago we brought you word of a three‑piece suite made of chocolate. The impressive, but entirely useless, set of bathroom fixtures was valued at £80,000, but now a designer from Japan, Ginza Tanaka, has decided that needs upstaging.

A rather sparkly attraction was unveiled at the China International Kitchen & Bathroom Expo 2015 in Shanghai in June. It was, of course, a toilet. It wasn’t just any old run-of-the-mill bog, however. Encrusted with 72,000 Swarovski crystals, the sparkly latrine is supposedly worth more than £84,000, which trumps the entire three‑piece chocolate suite.

As far as we know, no one has bought the rather regal-looking throne just yet. Maybe potential buyers are waiting for Ginza to make the rest of the set.

Share

Related articles

A right ’orrible shower

A right ’orrible shower

One bright spark burglar in Modesto, California, decided that not only did he want the belongings

Appsolutely desperate

Appsolutely desperate

Japan is known for its efficiency and relentless work ethic, which is why telecom operator KDDI has launched an app which shows you the nearest vacant loo.

Plumbers feeling the neighbourly love

Plumbers feeling the neighbourly love

“Neighbours should be there for one another, that’s when good neighbours become good friends,” goes the theme tune from the enduring Aussie soap opera.