Most people like expressing themselves in the interior design of their homes, businesses, or restaurants where people tend to spend a lot of time and can appreciate their creative efforts. However, a select few individuals take it upon themselves to bring something truly unique to their toilets or urinals. Below you will find the most impressive and absurd of them all!
Bizarre Toilets From Around The WorldPublished 10 months ago
One of the most important aspects of a bathroom is arguably that it should be private. Something along the lines of walls and a door that keep you obscured for the most part as you attend to some private business. However, this picture displays an unorthodox setup.
Not only does this bathroom not offer the user any privacy, but it also has seating available for an audience. How badly could somebody need the loo in order to use this toilet? Or are the meetings being held here so important that bathroom breaks just can’t be allowed?
This toilet doesn’t offer much in the line of privacy either! At least the audience is a bit further away this time, but you wouldn’t be able to tell them off for watching from this vantage point.
On the bright side, there should be no shortage of fresh air when you sit on this porcelain throne. As for your neighbors, you would probably be spoiling their view so expect some hate mail. If this toilet is for real, hopefully, they have an indoor alternative in case of bad weather.
Most people will be familiar with the discomfort of needing a toilet when there isn’t one close by. Try and plan as you might, it is likely to happen at some point in life and it’s not fun! For this reason, a clean public toilet can be a heaven-send sometimes.
You can see and use the world’s biggest public toilets for free in Chongqing, China. The building can be found in Yangren Ji and houses about one thousand toilets that cover an area of 32,290 square feet, so the chances are very good that you wouldn’t have to wait for a turn.
If you tend to become bored whilst urinating, this one is for you! These screens offer “hands-free” entertainment to make your visit to the urinal more fun. The games were patented by a British company in 2011 and anybody can play.
The screens have been installed in public urinals in the U.K., Japan, and the U.S. to date and they feature a pressure sensor that can measure the position and strength of someone’s urine flow to control their movements in the game.
If you never imagined toilets and gaming in a partnership before, you’re not alone. However, there are some toilet designers out there who seem dedicated to bringing these two aspects together.
There is a slight concern about sanitation in this setup as toilet-goers are using the remotes while simultaneously doing what they need to on the toilet. And when the remotes are not in use, they are kept on the floor. The other eye-catching observation is that there are no cubicles, which means the toilet gamers will all be playing in the same room.
Usually, you would have to excuse yourself for a bathroom break when you are at a gallery or tourist attraction and nature calls. However, an Austrian artist has changed this by making toilets the main attraction. You can see these toilets that were created by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, an Austrian artist, in New Zealand.
The Hundertwasser Toilets as seen in the picture were constructed from recycled materials that Hundertwasser gathered himself to create an attraction that is more environmentally friendly. These creative toilets are in Kawakawa, NZ.
Many people are adrenaline junkies these days and sports like skydiving and attractions like rollercoasters are readily available to keep one rushing. Well, now you can go to a toilet that might just spike your adrenaline at the same time.
If you are scared of heights, this one is definitely not for you (don’t look down!) and we hope that there is an alternative toilet at this venue! Otherwise, you may enjoy the tingles as you stare down a deep shaft through the glass floor.
In Bratislava, Slovakia, there is a restaurant by the name of UFO that is renowned for its beautiful views, even from its toilets. It’s always an added bonus when a good restaurant has a bathroom that’s nice to visit.
You can enjoy a panoramic view of the city whilst relieving yourself at their urinals and they were kind enough to frost the bottom half of the glass to protect your privacy. Furthermore, they are keeping their urinals simple, as they are basically buckets on pedestals, which creates a simplistic look.
Most people like their luxury and some even go so overboard with their quest for it that the very things they are making luxurious lose their functionality in the extravagance. If this toilet looks too extravagant, that is because it is supposed to be.
An Italian artist named Maurizio Cattelan created this 18-karat gold toilet as an art piece and it was featured in 2016 at the Guggenheim. The exhibit was titled “America” (very tongue-in-cheek) and the toilet was open for guests to examine and also functional.
Sticking to the theme of bling being king, gold is not the only expensive and luxurious material that a toilet can be made from. This alternative is not quite diamonds, but it’s close enough…
Instead of solid gold, this toilet design features Swarovski Crystals. While they are less valuable and reflect less light than real diamonds, these crystals are commonly called imitation diamonds due to their close resemblance to real diamonds. Taking into account how many crystals had to be used to cover an entire toilet, it certainly wasn’t a cheap endeavor.
Musical instruments are usually on the expensive side, which is why most musicians spend a lot of time and attention to maintain their beloved pieces. Avid musicians, especially ones who specialize in wind instruments, might cringe at these urinals…
While it created a funky look and is possibly a product of ‘upcycling’, or repurposing, one cannot help but feel sorry for the poor tubas that were once held with love and appreciation in a concert hall. It must have also cost a pretty penny to install these tubas as they look in good nick.
There are some small things in life that can cause maximum discomfort at the wrong time. Like having to walk outside at night to use the toilet, or when you go to the toilet and the seat is extra cold…
There is even a handful of solutions to cold toilet seats, like seat warmers or covers, which makes this next toilet extra strange! Imagine sitting on solid ice when you need to use the toilet – no thanks. Is this a practical joke or why on earth would anybody want to use this?
You can count yourself very lucky if you’ve never been caught on a loo with no toilet paper to use. For some reason, people are too lazy or reluctant to replace toilet rolls when they are finished, hence the sign you may see in some toilets which says, “replacing an empty toilet roll will not cause brain damage”.
But this scenario is hardly comforting either… One thing is almost certain and that is that you should never find yourself in need of TP when you need it, but the overkill doesn’t sit well either. Do you play musical TP? Or do you close your eyes and choose a roll blindly?
Without making wild assumptions, it should be safe to assume that most people appreciate their privacy when they use a toilet. While this exposed public toilet may seem safe from the outside, a surprise awaits on the other sides of these mirror walls…
You might feel safe as you approach the toilet, but once you are inside, you might feel like you are in a bad dream when you are suddenly naked in public. The walls look like windows from inside the toilet as they are only mirrored on the outside – it sounds terrifying!
This scenario looks very close to an illustration for the euphemism to ‘drop the kids at the pool’ which is a nice way of saying you need a ‘nr. 2’. One could also refer to this outing as an ‘immersive experience’.
This strange attraction allows you to reverse roles by disappearing down the toilet yourself. Of course, the toilet has been adjusted for size, and for the full experience, you can wear a hat that makes it clear that you are pretending to be poop.
Imagery can often have a strong influence on people as our senses stimulate our brains and thoughts. For this reason, pictures of trash on the walls would put you off eating at a fancy restaurant even though it doesn’t change the quality of the food they serve.
With that point being made, these urinal designs are questionable… The idea of urinating into a mouth shouldn’t be enjoyable, should it? Perhaps the designers were going for an arty look, but they sure didn’t take into account what the final product would suggest.
The purpose of interior design is to basically assist in making functional things look pretty too. This is called aesthetics and when we think something looks nice, we find it aesthetically appealing. However, everybody has different tastes, which is probably what makes interior design difficult as you can be appealing to everybody.
It is likely safe to assume that everybody likes flowers, right? They are usually colorful and look and smell good. But as a urinal? They look nice from far, but they probably smell far from nice.
Speaking of aesthetics, there is a fine balance between looking appealing and being functional at the same time. This toilet looks like it’s failing on both ends as it is neither appealing nor functional because it wouldn’t be able to retain water!
If anything did go down this toilet, you would be stuck in a huge mess. Not to mention – it doesn’t look comfortable to sit on either, so hopefully, this is a display toilet only, although what on earth for, we don’t know.
Most couples like to take time for romance when they can and on your honeymoon, for example, you might want to turn it up a notch. Perhaps a romantic suite with flower petals on the bed, a heart-shaped bathtub, and champagne on ice, but we’re not so sure about these toilets.
Heart-shaped toilets? Let’s circle back to the main necessity for optimal toilet time: privacy. No matter how much you love your partner, surely your bum cheeks don’t need to kiss when you use the toilet!
These days, robotics and AI are becoming a part of our daily lives as technology keeps advancing exponentially. However, there may be some instances in which you would like robots to keep their hands to themselves. One of these instances is surely when you use the toilet.
Most people don’t need a hand when they are urinating and these robot hands don’t look very gently to the touch. It’s not clear whether these hands are operational or functional, but you’d have to be pretty brave to find out!
Apart from proximity, there are other aspects of public toilets that are desirable when you need to find them, like visibility for example. Imagine needing a toilet urgently and there is one close by, but it’s not visible at that moment.
This could happen if you are in London as they have very modern pop-up toilets that can disappear when they are not needed. They are well designed, appearing at busy hours to prevent people from urinating in public and they also clean themselves regularly. Just hope you don’t have an urgency when they are hidden below ground!
When you need to use a public restroom, you expect to at least have some privacy when you sit on the toilet. That’s the whole purpose of toilet stalls, but these ones are missing the point.
While each stall has a door, it is clear that whoever mounted them didn’t do their calculations correctly as you would be clearly visible when sitting on the loo! If the doors were lowered a couple of feet, they would at least keep your private parts from being exposed to any other restroom users.
Many people get bored while doing their deeds on the toilet. Hence you may find some magazines or light reading in toilets. But a piano seems like a strange option, to say the least.
This leaves us with some questions, especially since there is a separate piano bench in the toilet… Does this person play before or after using the toilet? Or does a pianist play for you while you go? So many questions about this strange setup.
If you’ve done a bit of traveling, you should know that different countries and cultures have different toilet setups. In some places, you might not find any toilet paper as they use water instead.
This picture shows a rather unconventional entrance to a toilet. Perhaps having a staircase leading down to a toilet is normal, but this one has no door at the bottom to stop you from falling straight into it! You’d better have your wits about you at night.
These days, security cameras are commonplace everywhere from grocery stores and street corners to people’s homes and businesses. However, there is one place where there certainly shouldn’t be any cameras ever.
Perhaps this camera in the toilet cubicle isn’t functional, but how would the user know? It’s not like there are valuables to steal. And if the camera isn’t working then it’s better to rather remove it to avoid your guests having some serious stage fright. Nobody needs an audience on the porcelain throne.
If you are looking for relief and a challenge at the same time, look no further. However, it is a bit of a concerning setup considering that some men have bad aim when standing on both feet and the queries about this urinal are endless.
It’s probably best to have some rock climbing experience before attempting this urinal up the wall, but how do you begin? Should you get your pants off before starting the climb? All we know is that any other toilet users should definitely stand clear if anybody attempts the elevated urinal.
At many large concerts, especially with rock music, crowd surfing is commonplace. It always looks like so much fun when it’s done right and the person ‘surfing’ doesn’t get dropped on the floor. However, something is not right in this picture.
Crowd surfing a porta-loo doesn’t seem like the best idea… How and where this crowd find this one and why they thought it was a good idea to pass it around above their heads – we will never know. We just hope that the stall was not in use when they uprooted it.
Many people are afraid of heights or experience vertigo when they look down from great heights in which case, you may rather want to go in the woods behind this toilet.
Imagine having to use the toilet urgently, but you first have to make it all the way up this ladder, preferably without looking down! And we don’t mean to sound negative or terrified, but that structure seems a bit flimsy. Why on earth would one need to put a loo so high up in the sky? Hopefully, there is a good reason.
Unless you are staying in an ice hotel, getting a cold shock when you sit on a toilet seat is mighty uncomfortable and avoidable in some ways. Seat warmers or seat covers are a great way to avoid icing your behind when you sit on the toilet.
While this toilet seat looks colorfully warm and comfortable, the creator of these covers may have gone a little overboard. It’s hardly necessary to cover the toilet bowl, pipes, and flushing mechanism! It’s hard enough not to sprinkle your tinkle on the covers as it is. They will need to be washed regularly.
Over the decades, interior design has changed a lot, with every decade having its own fashion and feeling. This picture definitely screams ‘70s with the brown and orange hues and detailed patterns. But this 70s chair has a twist.
These egg-shaped chair pods were a hit during this era and were a stylish addition to your lounge area, but somebody has repurposed this one into a toilet cubicle. We can’t see the rest of the room, but we sure hope this ‘chair’ isn’t in the lounge!
Bathrooms aren’t usually the focal point of an establishment or home, which is why most people choose a simple and affordable interior layout for this room. People only visit this room briefly and then leave, so efforts to make it spectacular would be mostly wasted.
The decorators of these bathrooms had a different idea and approach that was anything but simple or cost-effective. However, this shiny and reflective exhibit is a bit nauseating even from the picture. It looks like it could really make your head spin in there.
Many people love the outdoors and there is something special about camping in the wild. Until you need the loo and realize that it’s not as simple as your sleeping arrangement which could simply be a tent and a blow-up mattress.
Luckily, there is a nifty new invention that can offer you a mobile toilet option, although it does look rather adventurous! The toilet seat hooks onto your car’s tire (looks like a vehicle is essential) and with a little digging below, you can cover your tracks. As an added bonus, your vehicle offers some privacy and you can park in a different spot when needed.
Bathrooms have walls and doors for one very good reason that we have mentioned multiple times before, privacy. Unless you are sharing a cubicle visit with your bestie, nobody wants to be seen while they are taking care of their business.
This bathroom features a door, but there is a very visible problem with it: It has a glass pane right down the middle which leaves the toilet completely visible to anybody from the outside! You might as well leave the door open, which is certainly a cause for anxiety.
We cannot stress it enough that privacy is a key factor when it comes to bathroom design. This photo that clearly shows a well-lit toilet from across the road proves that somebody didn’t think this toilet’s design through.
By the looks of it, this photo was taken from an apartment opposite this one, which means that someone who doesn’t live very far from you can watch you do your private business from their living quarters. It honestly doesn’t sounds comfortable for either party involved, so hopefully, there is a curtain or door that can be closed to block this toilet from a clear view.
Whether it is your choice of toilet entertainment or not, the fact remains that many people like to read while they are taking some important toilet time, especially in the comfort of their own homes.
At first, it may seem like the owners of this establishment are very keen readers, but on closer inspection, you will see that this little library is actually wallpaper that appears rather real. If you like books, it’s probably better to keep them somewhere safer and more hygienic than your toilet but this way you can still enjoy the look and feel of being surrounded by walls filled with classics!
The Herbeau Dagobert Wooden Toilet Throne was made for a king and is a functional medieval toilet with all the bells and whistles – literally and figuratively! It is the closest representation to a “porcelain throne” that we have seen and it boasts more amenities than most modern toilets.
Apart from the necessities like a candle for lighting and a toilet brush to clean the toilet, You can also enjoy the comfortable arm and backrests, a bell to ring when you are finished (perhaps this feature is not necessary anymore?), and a musical chime which will delight your ears when you raise the lid. It sounds like a real royal flush.
The thought of perching on this toilet might seem frightening at first since the seat quite accurately represents an open mouth filled with razor-sharp teeth. It might even be to scale of the mouth of a massive croc. Sound inviting?
Of course, the shiny white teeth are merely painted on the seat by a gifted artist it seems. However, it is still unsettling to imagine sitting in the mouth of a dangerous reptile when you are trying to relax.
This bathroom stall looks like it offers all the comforting privacy of three walls and a door, which is fantastic news. However, there is something else that is slightly disconcerting…
The choice of décor is almost certain to give you the feeling that somebody is spying on you since there is a large image of a man’s eye peeking through a hole. However, when you take into account that it’s not real, the wall art is humorous after all.
Toilets have a universal design that has been developed over centuries to be practical and comfortable. And while sea shells have a beachy and relaxing connotation, their use in this picture doesn’t seem like the best idea.
While the back part of the toilet could pass as being decorated in an appealing way, the rest of it is painful to look at. Besides the seat looking uncomfortable to sit on, the toilet looks painful to clean with all the uneven surfaces of the shells.
This sight can be a little confusing as you step into a restaurant’s bathrooms. Sketch, a restaurant in Mayfair, London, isn’t harboring giant dinosaur eggs – these are individual toilet stalls in their guest bathrooms.
These egg pod stalls are a very modern-looking installation resembling something from a futuristic alien or sci-fi movie. While you don’t have to worry about privacy in your own pod, we sure hope that they have good ventilation inside those small enclosed spaces.
It’s probably a fair assumption that people don’t enjoy using porta-potty. They are usually overused (and they have a limited amount of waste storage), are not clean, and can become suffocatingly hot inside when they stand in the sun.
An inventive restaurant in Fairfield, Ohio, called Jungle Jim’s has revolutionized porter potties in their guest bathrooms. However, be prepared for a pleasant surprise, as you will find a clean and comfortable restroom in each of these units.
People don’t generally go to the toilet just for fun, but rather to relieve themselves when nature calls. If you are out on the town on your night off, using the restroom isn’t a part of your evening that you look forward to or remember.
Unless you find yourself in a toilet with a panoramic view of Seoul in South Korea. If you want to experience the thrill of this bathroom, be sure to visit the Sky Restroom on the fourth floor of the Seoul Tower.
If you are feeling adventurous, you have come to the right toilet! Get your snow gear and grab some poles before you head over to this ‘slope’ that offers a breathtaking view from the top!
Luckily, you don’t have to brace yourself for take-off as you squat to take a seat on this toilet, as your surrounding ‘view’ is merely some very lifelike wallpaper. The imagery is really well done as you even have some skis on the floor which adds to the impression that you are going skiing. Assume the position and enjoy the ride! In the bottom right corner, you can see how lifelike the setup looks with someone using the loo.
For the most part, lasers seem scary and have dangerous connotations, but this laser is here to help you. It operates a built-in sensor that can open and close the toilet bowl when needed without any command or action from the user.
AutoClose has a feature that will softly lower the toilet seat automatically as you step away to wash your hands. With this laser, you can kiss two problems goodbye: Air-borne germs and the never-ending debate about whether a toilet seat should be left up or down because that depends purely on who you ask.
While the actual toilet and the rest of this bathroom seem pretty normal, there is something bizarre about the floor… Somebody went out of their way to display a clear image on their tiled toilet floor.
It’s hard to tell if there is a reason for choosing an image of a small crowd of people reaching up to you from the floor. One thing is certain, it must feel strange to try and relax with a bunch of life-size people who look like they are reaching up and cheering for you.