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The Artistic "Pee Tree" Sculpture Encourages Public Urination

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Sep 2, 2009 • References: we-make-money-not-art and thedesignblog.org
When you gotta go, you gotta go. Maybe this was the driving force behind Joa Herrenknecht’s “Pee-Tree,” a ceramic, tree-shaped public urinal that offers men a hygienic - and quick! - way to relieve themselves.

A urinal that looks like an abstract form of a tree, the Pee-Tree is a utilitarian item with artistic elements. It’s also finished in bright white ceramic for easy spotting from far distances when the need to go strikes.

An underground sewage canal connected to the urinal gives the pee a place to go after its flushed, eliminating odor and ensuring streets stay clean.

Now where’s the women’s version?