The Sink-Urinal by STAND has generated numerous mixed reviews. Some people find it a great idea, others find it disgusting. So let’s see what this STAND thing is.
A designer from Latvia named Kaspars Jursons created this product having in mind several problems of modern society. First of all, the water shortage, and secondly, the fact that men often skip washing hands in public toilets. So his idea was to address both problems with just one product. This is how he came to the idea of a sink and a urinal all in one.
The sink is right above the urinal and the water you use to wash your hands is also used to flush the urinal. The tap is sensor activated, meaning that you will not need to touch it. For any reason.
Another idea is that this kind of a product will serve as a reminder for men to wash their hands due to the fact that the tap is right in front of you and that you need to use it to flush.
Now the mentioned mixed reviews. The negative ones claim that many men will see this as a challenge (which is probably true), deliberately aiming where they shouldn’t and that the entire concept puts two hygienically opposite actions a bit too close for comfort.
On the other hand, apart from the mentioned advantages, we feel that men are already gross when it comes to public toilets, so they can’t go much worse. And you do not need to touch anything, while you do need to shake hands with the people who skip washing hands.
So, maybe this is not such a bad idea. The only objectively viewed negative point is the price of $590 per unit.
[via Design Taxi]
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