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Galleries // 2021 Spark:Spring Student // Close The Lid

Close The Lid

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Haojing Yang
Design Type: Concept, Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Beijing Institute of Technology & Hubei Normal University
Team Members: Haojing Yang & Yang Shuting

CLOSE THE LID is a toilet that can be flushed by just closing the lid. According to the survey, most people flush directly after using the toilet without closing the lid, and the flushing process will bring a large number of bacteria particles into the air, which is not good for health care. CLOSE THE LID's toilet lid is the flush switch. It uses a bicycle flywheel-like structure at the shaft, which ensure that the flush is triggered only during the lid closing process and not continuously after the lid is closed. The top cover of CLOSE THE LID is made of transparent material, so that users can see the internal flushing situation, and the flush switch is designed at the top of the cover, so that users can continue to flush after the cover is closed. In addition, CLOSE THE LID is a purely mechanical toilet, which is less costly and more durable than a smart toilet.


Love this simple ideas to encourage a more hygienic, socially polite behavior. Nice thinking...

Great idea to encourage the closing of the lid, but there is an issue with hygiene that needs to be addressed in the design/form before the product is great...