A mysterious sink

Since I moved to North America it always amazed me that many times I have seen, especially in brand new houses, two sinks in a bathroom, taking lots of space, and for me totally useless since I would not want to be seen by anyone while in my private sanctuary…especially when I wake up in the morning making faces to the mirror while I brush my teeth…but… no trace of a bidet. You can read the whole story of how, when, where the mysterious sink was invented, HERE.


The images above show that even in a small bathroom there is often space for a bidet.  In many countries of Continental Europe and Latin America a home would not be called “home” if it did not have a bidet installed and a bathroom would not be considered such without one.

Duravit, SensoWash by Starck 

A new concept emerged not long ago of a toilet with a bidet incorporated, used mostly in affluent Asian countries and starting to appeal recently to Americans. It consists in a water system going through the seat of a toilet, whose temperature can also be regulated by a remote control.
Without entering in details…water is better than just plain paper, which is better than a plantain leaf! So we have already two degrees of separation from barbaric customs, if we add a mild soap…well… I leave it to your imagination how fresh you would feel, in your best days and also in your worst ones.

Join di Pozzi Ginori by Antonio Citterio and Sergio Brioschi

Have you ever seen a toilet with four legs?  These are from the line Cow by Artceram, easy to clean underneath, like the suspended ones.

New request from the market is the increased height, since in affluent countries the average human height is growing and it is obviously more ergonomic to sit higher.

Ceramica Cielo
A fairly new line is Le Giare by Ceramica Cielo, looking like a sculpture and following the perfect shape of an egg, symbol of harmony and life.

I have heard that North Americans are one of the top producers of bidets, but weird as it is, they mostly export them. I like to encourage more people to use this mysterious sink in their houses when renovating.
I always insist on installing one and I survive the jokes of the plumbers with silence and a smile on my face knowing that my clients will be happily thanking me later!

Welcome to the world of bidets, used by millions  who will
never settle for a bathroom without one.

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