Best of ICFF: TOTO USA Makes Us Proud

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Toto: Changing times, improved water conservation, and being better stewards of the planet are the driving force behind innovation and changes for improved function and responsible living by TOTO USA and their CEO bill Strang, recipient of the Green Power Award for excellence in factory power use, including Sonny Perdue's Water Conservation Leadership Award, just to name a few. 

We visited ICFF this year and learned about sustainability and water conservation in the bathroom and the kitchen with CEO and water conservationist Bill Strang.  We then were invited to visit The Bouley Culinary Team for a wonderful farm to table experience at the TEST KITCHEN in NYC.  The chef shared with us his vision and application to food and the need for water conservation in the food industry, using aquaponics, and David Bouley's passioned vision and journey in using food to heal.  Healing through food in the theme for all of their Events and eating experiences / The Chef and The Doctor.

ICFF, New York, New York – This year my  visit to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair was full of new and interesting product highlights. Even more rewarding was my participation with the savvy design group called DesignHounds.  This dynamic group of International designers was given an informative tour of new product highlights at this year’s ICFF in New York.    The one manufacturer I need to mention,
presenting the most of Beauty and Brains is hands down, TOTO USA bathroom fixtures. The ultimate Bathroom is one that is good for you and good for the planet. I am always impressed with TOTO’s technology and quality. From the Kardashians to saving water in Africa, they are very active in conservation discussions both locally and abroad.
Fellow designhounds, @glenandjamie , @modmadeny, @reginasturrock, @resovate, @modenus, and @laurleberninteriors
Sustainability: For those interested in our environment,  TOTO has been very successful in bringing technology to a low consumption environment, reducing your carbon footprint as their priority.  TOTO not only produces a smart bathroom product for the future with water conservation in mind, but they have also married elegant design and top-notch function. They continue this message by also practicing what they preach at their own home. At their factory in Georgia, they have embraced this need to conserve to the core of their existence.   Everything from the production of the product to purchasing of green power to provide electricity to their factory, to the reuse of waste products and water, TOTO is a model leader in their industry.
Neorest 700H Dual Flush
Technology in the Bathroom: As you begin and end every day in this room, the bathroom has become increasingly tech-savvy. Toto USA  Its has a tremendous amount of engineering science behind it and they are making a difference every day. Everything from their patented ceramic surface that doesn’t let bacteria cling, to an improved dual flush system that increases cleaning, compared to the typical single water source flush married with a special blue light that kills bacteria daily. The perfect combination of ecology and technology. 
A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Jan 25, 2016
TOTO is unique for its technology and for advancing and advocating for sustainability.  Ther product is more efficient and improves our ability for water conservation, and still provides exceptional performance.
Luminist Round Vessel Lavatory
Style: New Lighting and Style for every room in the house, including the bathroom. Everyone was pleasantly excited by the new offerings and attention to details offered at this years launch of products for Toto.

Bouley at Home: NYC Test Kitchen 
This culinary laboratory, with an open performance kitchen, a Steinway Grand Piano and advanced A/V capabilities, can host seated events for 100 
guests and cocktail receptions for up to 200

Over dinner, we had an opportunity to spend time and laugh a little,  with Bill Strang, President of Operations for TOTO. He shared with us TOTO’s philosophy and how sustainability and water conservation drives every decision in their product development. A noted speaker at many conferences, Mr. Strang provided an interesting talk about sustainability and water conservation and why it’s important to all of us, from the designer, builder, to the consumer.  

Our host Bill Strang, President of Operations for TOTO USA 

We all need to make the best choices and continue to be educated and sustainably focused for meaningful living on this planet in every decision we make.
I invite you to explore TOTO’s full line of Bath Fixtures and top-rated faucets and showerheads for up to 30% water savings in water usage for your footprint today.

You can also visit this amazing restaurant during your next visit to NYC. 


Bouley at Home is a unique experience 
“MORE THAN THE EXPERIENCE OF A RESTAURANT—AN IMMERSIVE AND EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY of health and nutrition, ‘Living Pantry’ and ‘Building Blocks’ that define taste and happiness.”
– Chef David Bouley.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this peek into our day of learning and experiencing new products and innovations for our home and our health and the best decisions for the planet.  Our experiences allow us to offer the best solutions to our clients. 

Thanks for stopping by, 
Deborah von Donop ASID, NCIDQ, LEED 
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Best of ICFF, Toto USA, Bouley NYC 
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