Design Green Design Most Appalling of Show: The Zurn Bariatric Toilet By Lloyd Alter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Lloyd Alter Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email Design Tiny Homes Architecture Interior Design Green Design Urban Design Images credit Lloyd Alter We all know that America and the world are getting fatter, but I didn't know that they are even now making special toilets to deal with the problem. In fact it is, um, an expanding market; The Zurn Bariatric wall hung flush valve toilet can hold up to a thousand pounds, and comes with a toilet seat that is 26 inches wide by 27 inches deep. I cannot figure out why it is at a green building show, although the fact that it has a 1.6 gallon flush, which I find pretty amazing for a toilet that size. This is for permanent installation, needing a special closet carrier frame in the wall to guarantee against "against catastrophic load failure". I can just imagine. Over at the Poop Project, they show the toilet in use.