Trompe l'oeil ski-toilet mural

This Japanese ski resort toilet has everything: a vertiginous, trompe l'oeil mural, a pink toilet that washes your bum, AND an incomprehensible slogan for a brand of tinned coffee!

Georgia Max Coffee chose to redesign the toilets of a number of key ski resorts in Japan. The cubicles were fully wrapped on all sides, so that the person caught short would have a ski jumper’s view when they were sitting on the loo. The person could look down at their skis (simply printed on the floor of the cubicle) and see the steep ski jump slope ahead of them. The toilet paper holder carried the only brand messaging in the cubicle, reading: “Seriously kick-ass intensely sweet for the real coffee super zinging unstoppable Max! Taste-explosion!”
Georgia Max Coffee: Ski Toilets (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)

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  1. The effect is even better in a squat toilet. :)

    How do I do it for my home? I could print the photos and stick them on the wall, but making it waterproof would be difficult. What would be great would be a computer controlled spray gun that could paint walls. A sort of robot-printer that makes wall murals.

  2. I like how they have an inset picture of someone actually sitting on the toilet. You know, in case we saw the large picture and weren’t sure where the viewer was supposed to go.

  3. “Seriously kick-ass intensely sweet for the real coffee super zinging unstoppable Max! Taste-explosion!”

    Now that’s a copy to remember.

  4. Pure awesomeness. Now, if I can only find a way to get a picture taken from the ceiling…

    Hey wait a minute, is that a camera there? Who’s the crazy voyeur who set this thing us. :P

  5. Really brilliant or how I actually say, its fucking good :). Congratulations to the designer… best regards from Mr. Muharrem

  6. “Seriously kick-ass intensely sweet for the real coffee super zinging unstoppable Max! Taste-explosion!”

    I think they’ve had several kick-ass intensly sweet coffees when they brainstormed this one.

  7. Maybe not the best scenario for a toilet. It could have been worse though, it could have created the illusion of an Olympic stadium filled with people.

  8. There used to be a restaurant in Northwest Houston called JacQuisine that had a muralist paint all the walls. In the men’s restroom, over the urinal, were three middle aged women. One was pointing down and staring mouth agape, the second looking down with a evil smile, and the third pointing down as well but laughing.

    I kick myself now for never taking a camera in to get a picture of it. It went from a wonderful original menu to a sub-par Cajun joint called Floyd’s after it couldn’t quite make it.

  9. It could have been worse though, it could have created the illusion of an Olympic stadium filled with people.

    Nice one. This toilet rocks my socks off.

  10. I used to tell guys who wondered what was so special about women’s loos that we spent so much time in there that there was a ski lodge in there (populated by large blond masseurs named Sven and Lars.)

    Seems there really is a ski lodge in some loos.

  11. I’ll be impressed when the whole thing is a seemless LCD screen and as you shit you also fly down that jump and do some crazy arse quadruple backflip 1080 degree twist…

    then crash and get carted away in a blood bucket.

  12. In an odd twist of serendipity, back when I was a ski jumper I had a picture of a bathroom stall pasted to the inside of my helmet. It was relaxing.

  13. This is spectacular!

    I would love to decorate my own toilet this way. Anyone know how/where to buy this?

    tx :)

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