A global leader in sanitary technology, design and innovation for over 140 years, Swiss brand Gerberit is known for creating cutting-edge toilets for the modern home. One model that has been popular since its launch in 2013 is the Geberit AquaClean Sela, an elegant yet minimalist shower toilet that marries design brilliance and luxury living.
Created by designer Christoph Behling, the AquaClean Sela is the pinnacle of bathroom engineering. Its futuristic floating design and clear style make it look like a work of art in the bathroom, while its innovative technology ensures gentle intimate cleaning and an enhanced sense of personal well-being. This particular model has clinched numerous design awards such as the Interior Innovation Award 2013, iF Product Design Award 2013, and Design Plus Award.
“When it comes to the development of our AquaClean shower toilets, we do not compromise on comfort and well-being. The calm, aesthetic design is based on a ground-breaking product concept and offers revolutionary, innovative technologies. We are setting standards for functionality, cleanliness and sustainability,” says Armin Gierer, head of the Geberit AquaClean product line.
The AquaClean Sela incorporates everything one would need in a dream commode, from easy installation to a clean and safe bidet, as well as a super silent flush system. One notable function is the patented WhirlSpray shower technology, which enables pleasant and thorough cleaning with low water consumption. The AquaClean models only consume 0.5 watts of energy in standby (economy) mode.
The updated model, launched in 2019, is even more optimised, offering additional features for more convenience. One key feature is the TurboFlush technology which gives the ceramic an asymmetrical inner geometry and ensures the toilet is flushed out quietly yet efficiently. There is also a subtle built-in orientation light brightdim enough to guide you in the dark.
First class design
All the rage now, floating toilets take up less floor space than a traditional WC as it is wall-hung, making it the indisputable choice for any bathroom space, large or small. In case you ’are wondering if it can take your weight, Gerberit’s wall-hung commodes are designed to withstand loads of up to 400kg. Geberit cisterns are all blow-moulded in one piece, with each individual unit checked several times for leaks.
The polished ergonomic pans are mounted to a concealed cistern behind the wall where all the technical components, such as pipes, remain hidden in the masonry. To avoid having to open up the wall, Geberit also offers a designer panel (or monolith cistern) that allows all the connections to be concealed behind it. With nothing in the way, cleaning the area around the toilet is a breeze.
Maintaining the hygiene and cleanliness of the commode itself is simpler, too. AquaClean Sela’s ceramic rim-free toilet means it has no flush rim, where germs can build. On top of that, it ’is coated with special glaze KeraTect, which makes the surfaces particularly easy to clean.
Simple and intuitive
For bidet novices, AquaClean shower toilets show thoughtfulness in their design with an intelligent spray technology that is fully adjustable to meet your individual requirements. With the simple touch of a few buttons, via remote control, you can adjust the position of the spray arm, as well as the intensity and the temperature of the water jet.
For hygiene purposes, the spray arm does not come into contact with the body and is automatically cleaned before and after each use of the toilet. To prevent accidents, the shower toilet is also equipped with a built-in weight sensor that prevents the spray function from being accidentally activated. When the weight is removed from the toilet seat, the shower function stops immediately.
As with all Geberit shower toilets, the AquaClean Sela functions can also be conveniently controlled via a smartphone with the Geberit app.
Winner of the iFDesign Award 2019 and Red Dot Design Award 2019, the new Geberit AquaClean Sela fits into almost any bathroom environment. With its sleek streamlined appearance and innovative features, the only question you should be asking yourself is, can you afford it? Just to give you some context: an AquaClean basic model costs about the same as an Apple smartphone, and its daily usage is comparable to the price of a single cup of coffee per day. For something that offers so much pleasure and convenience, we ’would gladly sacrifice an iPhone or two for some bathroom pampering.
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