For those who wish to complete their home with a lavish loo, a $100,000 creation has hit the market in spectacularly garish style.
Forget heated seats, warm water and automatically dispensed toilet paper – for those who really want to do their business in style, US artist Illma Gore‘s gold-plated commode is made from 24 leather Louis Vuitton bags.
The artist spent a staggering three months on the project, creating it from designer bags valued at USD $15,000 (AUD $19,581) in total including a $3,000 suitcase.
Each piece was sourced from designer resale site and the toilet itself is currently on display at the Tradesy showroom in California.
While it’s likely you’d presume the piece to be art along the lines of Marcel Duchamp’s porcelain urinal ‘Fountain’, Ms Gore has created the toilet to be a fully functioning model.
Which means, should you desire, you can connect to the plumbing in your home, and it will do the job of flushing your business when you’re done.
Priced at $100,000 the toilet is in pristine condition as it’s never been used but the artist did say though ‘many have offered’.
The Los Angeles-based artist is no stranger to headlines, having created a nude portrait of US president Donald Trump prior to his election, called “Make America Great Again”.
This was unveiled to the public in 2016, before he became president.
The infamous painting caused a furore online after it went viral when the artist published it on her Facebook page and later made the print free to download.
According to The Guardian, at the time Ms Gore received thousands of death threats and travelled to the UK to escape the frenzy, agreeing to allow Maddox Gallery in Mayfair to manage the sale of the controversial painting.
The painting was reportedly on sale at the London gallery with a £1m price-tag.