Are coque samsung a70 female urinals the answer to queues at the loos
A few years ago, Nathalie Des Isnards was attending a music festival with her husband David, and planning to watch her favourite group.
Before the coque iphone 7 plus street show, they headed to the toilets. “I spent 30 minutes coque iphone 8 assassin s creed in the queue waiting to pee,” she recalls. Much to her frustration, she missed the first coque iphone 6s element part of the concert.
She set about creating a women’s urinal. The simple seatless basin she devised coque iphone 6s drole silicone is housed in a cubicle with roof and door, designed for faster use but also privacy. “I was not a designer. I was a user first,” says the 46 year old.
Despite innovations such as hers, women continue to face queues because, in Nathalie’s opinion, “Up to now, nobody has cared”.
However, thanks to social media, and growing competition between event organisers, she thinks the issue is getting more attention.
“[It] forces them to offer better services,” coque samsung note she explains. Also, organisers now realise, when women are queuing, they’re not spending money.
Des coque iphone 7 noir fine Isnards says 100,000 women used madamePee last year, at 15 events across France, including the Women’s World Cup. “It fits all women, not only young ones open to innovation.”
Two units have been also been installed in Paris as public amenities, she says. This year the loo will be in several other countries.
“The ambition is very clear. It coque samsung a50 is to make it standard that each time you have urinals coque iphone 5s fleure for men, you have a coque iphone 6 montgolfiere urinal for women,” says the French entrepreneur.
Even newer designs are aiming the trip to the loo even quicker.
Copenhagen based architects, Gina Prier and Alexander Egebjerg have designed Lapee. It’s a female toilet consisting of three squat urinals, moulded from coque iphone 8 plus diamant souple bright pink, recyclable coque samsung j4 plastic.
“It’s just insanely more efficient,” says Ms Prier, 25.
The idea came to them while volunteering at the famous Roskilde music coque samsung s7 festival. “I couldn’t imagine going to a festival or a sport event without male urinals being everywhere,” says Mr Egebjerg, 29. “There’s absolutely no reason that women shouldn’t have urinals as well.”
According to their research, 90% of toilet queues are women needing only to urinate.
The team claim Lapee takes only 30 seconds to use, compared to one to two minutes for a regular cubicle. A 1,100 litre coque islam iphone 8 tank stores waste liquid underneath, allowing for about 3,500 coque iphone 6 dicton visits. There are no doors, but the curved walls screen users from view, while encouraging quick use.
Getting women accustomed to urinals is one challenge, but Gina says women have welcomed their design. “We received a huge amount of posts on Instagram with very thankful messages,” she tells me.
Lapee debuted at three Danish music festivals last summer, including 48 units at Roskilde. They’ve been used since at marathons and other events in Denmark, Norway, Australia and France. Toulouse deployed them on city streets during the Rugby World Cup and over new year.
Ms Prier says Lapee is also targeting, “public spaces and any kind of gathering where toilets are pressured.”
The start up has partnered with rental services firms to deploy Lapee in several European countries this year.
They’re also exploring using the waste liquid for fertiliser and electricity production.
Other urinal products have launched with varying success.
Perhaps best known, SheWee, has been on the market almost two decades. The funnel shaped device enables women to pee standing up.
Sam Fountain says her invention was first greeted with a mix of scepticism and joy. While it isn’t mainstream, coque iphone 6 waterpoof the British firm says it has coque iphone 5se minion sold millions worldwide to outdoor enthusiasts, international military, people with health conditions, and charities for refugee camps.
“The field of sanitation and toilets management is really under coque mario iphone 8 prioritised,” says Christian Pagh. He and two other designers created a four urinal toilet, called Pollee, in 2011. But after weighing up coque aimante iphone 8 voiture market coque pochette iphone 8 size and manufacturing costs, they didn’t develop it further.
Mr Pagh now collaborates with madamePee.
Gail Ramster, a senior researcher at the Royal College of Art’s Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, is sceptical about female urinals.
“It’s quite a change in our habits to start using urinals,” she coque iphone 7 appele says. Factors like clothing and privacy could be issues for some women…