When plumbing and drain company Dyno-Rod created a competition to redesign the toilet, Central Saint Martins (CSM) graduates Pierre Papet, Victor Johansson and Samuel Sheard came up with something quite peculiar. Their winning design, named the Wellbeing Toilet, has been dubbed the world’s first ergonomically correct loo. It is focussed on modifying the user’s pooping posture.
Apparently, the way we sit on a standard toilet, upright with our legs bent at a 90-degree angle, is not the best posture to encourage healthy bowel movements. Eliminating waste in a sitting position increases our chances of colon diseases, bladder infections, haemorrhoids and constipation.
The truth is, we are designed to squat and humans have squatted for millennia until the invention of the modern flushable toilet. Squatting while doing our business helps relax our colon. This eliminates waste quickly and without strain. The Wellbeing Toilet is ergonomically designed with a shapely ceramic seat that positions the body in a squatting stance with a ledge in the front to elevate the feet and draw the knees toward the torso.