In 1738 an English architect by the name of John F. Brondel (spelled with one "l") developed the first flush valve toilet. Brondel's invention utilized a valve to control the amount of water flushed with the simple push of a lever. Brondel's innovative thinking made toilets more hygienic and allowed "out-house" toilets to be incorporated inside the home itself. Brondel's innovations over 200 years ago have strongly influenced the bathroom as we know it today.
Established in 2003, San Francisco based Brondell, Inc., (named in homage to John F. Brondel) is a Mark Cuban backed privately held developer of innovative, high quality healthy home products dedicated to improving daily living one room at a time.
Brondell currently sells the Swash line of advanced bidet toilet seats, the LumaWarm heated nightlight toilet seat, the SpaSuite of entry level bidet products, the H2O+ line of water filtration systems, and the O2+ line of air purification systems. Its unique blend of the latest technology and modern design has earned numerous awards.
Past awards include:
- Electronic House Home Health Technology Product of the Year
- Good Housekeeping VIP Award
- Home Magazine Best American Building Products Award
- KBIS Best of Kitchen Silver Award
- Wired Tools Top 100 Cool Gadgets