NEOREST Series SMART TOILET Shipped Exceeds 3 Million Units

The Total Number of NEOREST Series SMART TOILET Shipped Exceeds 3 Million Units in the 27.5 Years Since Their April 1993 Launch

TOTO Ltd. (Headquarters: Kitakyushu, Fukuoka; President: Noriaki Kiyota) is pleased to announce that In October 2020, the total number of NEOREST series SMART TOILET shipped in Japan and overseas exceeded 3 million.

NEOREST series SMART TOILET

*“WASHLET” and “WASHLET logo” are trademark or registered trademark of TOTO LTD.

The project to “Create a toilet like none other” began in 1988, in pursuit of a next-generation toilet meeting the highest standards of customer satisfaction in functionality and design, throwing out conventional thinking and bringing together all of the technical skill within TOTO. In April 1993, TOTO successfully developed an industry-first low silhouette toilet with no rear tank and an integrated WASHLET* spray seat, leading to the launch of NEOREST EX. The product significantly reduced water consumption for the flushing of toilets, from the conventional 13 L to 8 L. The design also embodied TOTO’s focus on global demand. Through TOTO’s continued efforts to refine functionality and design over the 27 years since its launch, NEOREST series has received internationally renowned awards including the iF Design Award and Red Dot Design Award, and further reduced its water consumption from 8L to its current 3.8L. As a leading TOTO product, NEOREST series is now widely used and a favorite of users in Japan and around the world.

NEOREST NX, launched in 2017 to be a global standard model, features a curvy design accentuating the beauty of ceramics and displaying the deep ceramic sanitary ware craftsmanship that TOTO has cultivated over 100 years, making it possible to realize an appearance that gently embraces the functionality of WASHLET.

As a result of its advanced fusion of design and functionality, raised ceramic ware covers WASHLET features, and the toilet bowl and WASHLET together present a seamless, truly integrated form.

TOTO continues its efforts to develop NEOREST series while meeting customer needs in countries and regions around the world, improving access to a comfortable, clean toilet culture throughout Japan and the world.

As a result of its advanced fusion of design and functionality, raised ceramic ware covers WASHLET features, and the toilet bowl and WASHLET together present a seamless, truly integrated form.

TOTO continues its efforts to develop NEOREST series while meeting customer needs in countries and regions around the world, improving access to a comfortable, clean toilet culture throughout Japan and the world.

Graph NEOREST 3 Million

History of NEOREST

Design transition

Design transition

Launched in 1993, NEOREST SMART TOILET was a ground-breaking Japanese tankless toilet developed to “create a toilet like none other.” In 2017, NEOREST NX was created, combining functionality and design to produce a truly SMART TOILET encapsulating WASHLET functionality in ceramic ware.

 

 

Evaluation of NEOREST series by external parties

*Product intended for overseas markets

Year Award/evaluation Evaluating organization Awarded product/technology (launch year)
1992 Energy Conservation Center Chairman’s Prize, 21st Century Energy-Efficient Equipment and Systems Prize Energy Conservation Center, Japan NEOREST EX (1993)

Note: Before launch

1993 Good Design AwardGood Design Award Japan Institute of Design Promotion NEOREST EX (1993)
JSME Technical Award The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers NEOREST EX (1993)
2002 Good Design AwardGood Design Award Japan Institute of Design Promotion NEOREST EX1 (2002)
2005 Excellence Prize, Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award Prime Minister’s award Development of NEOREST
2006 Good Design AwardGood Design Award Japan Institute of Design Promotion NEOREST A (2006)
2009 iF Design AwardiF Design Award 2009 International Forum Design NEOREST AH (2007)
Red Dot Design AwardRed Dot Design Award 2009 Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen NEOREST AH (2007)

NEREST SERIES/LE*

Good Design Long Life Design Award Japan Institute of Design Promotion NEOREST
2014 iF Design AwardiF Design Award 2014 International Forum Design NEOREST GH*

NEOREST XHII*

NEOREST 750H*

2015 iF Design AwardiF Design Award 2015 International Forum Design NEOREST AC*

 

Red Dot Design AwardNEOREST Series SMART TOILET  Shipped Exceeds 3 Million Units 1 Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen NEOREST RH (2015)
2016 iF Design AwardNEOREST Series SMART TOILET  Shipped Exceeds 3 Million Units 2 International Forum Design NEOREST DH (2015)

 

Red Dot Design AwardNEOREST Series SMART TOILET  Shipped Exceeds 3 Million Units 3 Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen NEOREST DH (2015)
2018 iF Design AwardiF Design Award 2018 International Forum Design NEOREST NX (2017)
Red Dot Design AwardNEOREST Series SMART TOILET  Shipped Exceeds 3 Million Units 3 Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen NEOREST NX (2017)
Gold Selection Award Japan Industrial Designers’ Association NEOREST NX (2017)
2019 iF Design AwardiF Design Award 2019 International Forum Design NEOREST AH/RH (2017)
2020 Red Dot Design AwardRed Dot Design Award 2020 Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen NEOREST DH (2017)
Architectural facility technology heritage Japanese Association of Building Mechanical and Electrical Engineers NEOREST EX (1993)
Invention Prize, National Commendation for Invention Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation NEOREST NX (2017)

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