A Urinal with an Integrated Istinja Faucet

Spying these in a public bathroom, I’d surely think these were fancy urinals:

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And while they are, closer inspection of the silver gewgaw front and center sends a different message:

So what’s going on here? Singapore-based design consultancy Trigger explains that the design was driven by an obligatory Islamic ritual called Istinja:

“Kohler’s Struktura urinal is a thoughtful and elegant solution to the obligatory Islamic ritual cleansing of private parts after using the toilet.

“Unlike conventional urinals that have dirty or rusty pipes with a weak trickle of flush water, often necessitating the unhygienic practice of scooping water from the urinal, the Istinja urinal is designed with a dedicated spout to ensure a good supply of fresh, clean water at just the right pressure.

“A special cover helps prevent splashing and increases privacy. Participants from the user testing carried out found this product a great improvement in terms of ease of use, hygiene, and most importantly, respect for the cleansing ritual.”

Source: core77

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