Roca’s revolutionary, space-saving WC, the In-Tank Meridian, has been recognised for its innovation by scooping two prestigious design awards in as many weeks. The WC, the first to have a concealed cistern integrated into the pan, impressed judges at the 2013 Society of British and International Design (SBID) Awards, winning the best product in the contract sector.
This compact solution for domestic and commercial bathrooms was also recognised at the recent Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine Awards, where it saw off tough competition to win Gold in the Innovation in Functionality category.
The In-Tank Meridian WC features Softair technology – an air injection system in the cistern which optimises water flow. The flush buttons on the side of the WC activate an air pump that emits a flow of air. This pushes water up from the internal cistern to fill the rim of the pan, while the downward flow clears the bowl. The cistern is then replenished to its optimum level and ready for use.
Fully approved by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS), the dual flush uses 4.5 or 3 litres of water, giving a very economical 3.4 litre average flush. The In-Tank is also fitted with a reserve power supply, enabling it to be used for up to six full flushes or 10 part flushes in the event of a power cut.
Remarking on the awards, Alan Dodds, Roca UK Managing Director, commented: “Roca are proud that the In Tank Meridian WC has won these very worthy awards. The In Tank Meridian represents the philosophy that underlies the Roca brand, as it is designed to enhance the bathroom experience and make everyday life more comfortable for everyone, both now and in the future.”