Vertabrae Vertical Bathroom
If you live in an apartment or older home, your bathroom is probably hurting for space. A sink, a shower stall, and a toilet in your bathroom leave but a few extra square feet to turn around.
You could enlarge the bathroom at the expense of reducing your bedroom? Or…
I know! Get a vertical bathroom! The new Vertebrae®, by Paul Hernon of Design Odyssey Ltd, was made to let you do more with less space (but watch your money).
This stylish aluminum sculpture of seven stacked modules that rotate from the center “spinal column,” has every basic item you need in a bathroom, plus it leaves you some room to bend down to touch your toes without hitting your head on the way up.
With a toilet, sink and two shower modules (one for children), the Vertibrae gives most of the space in your bathroom right back to you. And the Vertebrae even provides some storage space for shower, bath, shaving, and cosmetic products right along the column. Cleaning supplies and your favorite toilet paper… in the cupboards under the toilet seat. Really smart design!
The Vertebrae fits into any room that the plumbing goes to. It can be installed in a corner of a room or in the center, but corner installation will limit the pivoting ability of the Vertebrae modules to 100 degree rotation, whereas center placement of the Vertebrae will allow up to 200 degrees of rotation — better for use by two persons at a time.
Currently the basic model of the Vertebrae, shown in this column, goes for about £10,000, but you can order it in one of hundreds of matte, semi-gloss, and gloss colors. The “luxury” version of the Vertebrae will have a mirror and a television on the outside of the cistern (tank) module.