Hull-based bathroom manufacturer, Ideal Standard, has created a commemorative tiger-striped toilet seat and lid featuring an image of Hull City manager Steve Bruce, in tribute to him leading the team to the FA Cup final for first time in club's history.
Hull face Arsenal in the final at Wembley this weekend (Saturday 17 May) and the limited edition Tigers loo seat is emblazoned with Hull’s famous amber and black stripes – the home kit club colours which earned them the nickname ‘The Tigers’.
Ideal Standard employs around 300 people in Hull and has been manufacturing in the city since 1936. Originally founded as the National Radiator Company, Ideal Standard is the UK's leading bathroom manufacturer and a market-leading provider of innovative design-driven bathroom solutions and products.
Keith Boad, managing director, Ideal Standard UK, said: “We are very proud of our hometown football team Hull City AFC and wanted to do something to mark their achievement and let them know everyone at Ideal Standard will be supporting in the final.
“This is certainly something a little bit fun and a little bit different, but because of our heritage and our innovative designers, we understand bathrooms better than anyone else and know that people want personalised solutions for their bathrooms at home.
“Let’s just hope this WC seat lid isn’t the only thing Steve Bruce will be lifting up this weekend – and we are certainly hoping that Hull win, rather than loos!”
The limited edition ‘Steve Bruce Tigers Toilet Seat’ is compatible with Ideal Standard’s Playa bathroom collection, which has a refreshingly simple and contemporary style and a choice of washbasins, WC's and baths.
The WC seat and cover has a slow-close lid feature and is suitable for both domestic and commercial use, designed to be compatible with the Playa Wall Hung WC Pan; the Playa Close Coupled WC Pan; and the Playa Back-To-Wall WC Pan.
A special version of the seat – which the Hull-based company are hoping will get the thumbs-up from Steve Bruce – will be auctioned off for charity after the Cup Final, on Twitter: www.twitter.com/IdealStandardUK