INAX was originally founded in Japan in 1924 as a ceramic tile and sanitary ware manufacturer. Initially working together with Frank Lloyd Wright, who used its tile in the design of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, INAX has grown into a global leader in the manufacture of tile, building materials, and sanitary fixtures. As a pioneer of innovations, including the world's first advanced toilet seat and automatic faucet, INAX continually strives to create luxury lavatory products that blend traditional Japanese style with modern sensibilities. The launch of INAX USA sets a new standard in design aesthetics, anti-bacterial technology, and water conservation. The company concept of "Designing Smart" was born of a philosophy that INAX has set forth to provide style conceived of today with tomorrow's environment in mind. INAX USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of INAX Japan and is headquartered in Torrance, California, with branch offices in New York.