Closomat is redesigned its Palma Vita shower toilet to give it a more contemporary style and ergonomic controls after drawing on evidence that people put off adaptations because they do not want to ‘medicalise’ their home.
The toilet’s new, softer contours are designed to be more appealing to potential users. It can still be easily accessorised to enable accommodation of individual user needs, initially and as they change with time.
The manufacturer said the bathroom is the ‘top room’ for adaptation. Latest research also shows minor home intervention adaptations are proven to reduce the need for physical and mental health intervention and/or hospital treatment.
Closomat’s additional bathroom fixtures are also being designed to reflect the need for products to look less institutional.
The company said its range of washbasins, fixed and height adjustable shower seats, and fixed height or height adjustable shower toilets are all evolving to reflect the changing marketplace.
“Why can’t people choose style, even if they aren’t as able as they used to be?” said Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manager.
“Already, almost a quarter of our population is disabled, elderly. With our ability to live longer, that number is only going to increase, but we don’t lose our sense of taste, design because we develop a limitation.”