This is Switzerland

Go into any bathroom in Switzerland and look down at the toilet. Here is what you will see:

The Swiss Way


Now do the same exercise in the US or the UK. You will see many more names.

This is what defines Switzerland. One company. Doing an outstanding job. Lovely design. High functionality. I love Laufen. It gives me pleasure to use their products. But I want a change.

I want to look down and see Kohler, Toto, American Standard, Triangle, Nautilus, Bemis, Pegasus, Crane, Gerber. Whatever. Just something different. Even if it’s not as good. Because the same, no matter how dependable, lovely and outstanding, gets boring.

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  • Laurel Lee  On April 23, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I wish I’d seen your post before I left Gruyere today…At the cheese factory there was this toilet (at least in the women’s room) that had a little motor on it. After each use, a little brush and motor come out at the back of the seat and the seat rotates to clean the seat between each “client.”…Fascinating to a 5 year old!

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