"Oh my God. It looks like something Madonna would have worn in the past ... It is just ugly," the Dominion Post quoted a local as saying. According to a poll, majority of Wellingtonians actually prefer bog-standard toilets, and do not like the fancy loos at all.
The design was the winning entry from a competition held between 30 young designers from the Studio of Pacific Architecture, and is now being touted as the latest in toilet design blunders for New Zealand.