Tour de Toilette
Mercer St. New York, NY
Neon lights and a row of transparent glass booths. At first glance the upstairs of Bar 89 in SoHo reminds one of Amsterdam’s Red Light District. There is nothing to see, however, when these stalls are occupied. Each door is made of privacy glass using liquid crystals to turn the doors opaque after entering. The unconventional doors are not all this bathroom offers. The dim neon lights unique to each stall are warming and easy on the eyes and the industrial minimalist design of the fixtures appropriately suits the bathroom’s overall theme.