About

What is MissWizz?

MissWizz is the first urinal for women in which women can pee upright and contact free.


This can be done in 2 ways; the user stands above the wide spout of the urinal with the face away or with the face towards the urinal.

Why pee while standing?

Hygiene

All MissWizz designs all have in common: no contact between the user and the urinal, and no contact with the hands to open and lock the doors.

Comfort & only pee

Urinating standing upright is much more comfortable than hovering over a dirty public toilet seat. Plus, this doesn't stimulate an other need. So there is less odour nuisance.

Why is there a need for a female urinal

Gender equality

In all places where sanitary facilities are needed, there can be a gender equal offer thanks to the diverse MissWizz designs.

Shorter queues

Twice as many mobile MissWizz Fest female urinals can be installed as chemical toilets. Plus a pee takes less time, so there certainly will be fewer long queues.

Male urinals versus female MissWizz urinals

Ecological

All sustainable designs function without water rinsing.

On a festival of 300,000 visitors this can save up to 12,000,000 liters of drinking water per day! 


No water installation

All female urinal designs are waterless urinals, whereby public urinals can be installed more easily. In contrary to regular toilets who needs water and electricity to function.

History of MissWizz

2010


The concept of the female urinal and name 'MissWizz' was born as a graduation project Product Development from Ellen Lejeune at the university of Antwerp.

2011


The thesis concept was redesigned into a cheaper and feasible design for testing. This first working prototype is being realized with the financial support of the City of Ghent and was tested 3 years in a row at the Ghent Festivities.

310 users were interviewed, of which 94% of the women were satisfied and would still use the female urinal again.

This prototype enjoyed spontaneous media attention

in newspapers, on the radio and on a TV show 'Goedele Op Dinsdag'.


Media articles:


Goedele op dinsdag

De Standaard

Nieuwsblad

Gazet Van Antwerpen

Het Belang Van Limburg

7sur7

2013


Het Krochtje a cosy mobile toilet container, was built with a MissWizz female urinal in addition to regular toilets and urinals.

2017


After a makeover, the first prototype of 2011 receives a second life and is still used in the summer bar Bar Bricolage in Ghent.

2018


Conceptual elaboration of "MissWizz Urban". A permanent female urinal for cities in which 2 urinals are installed.

2019


A second prototype was necessary to test the practical side of the cabin.

The design had to be mobile, easy to transport and comfortable for the users. Crowdfunding was established in the summer of 2019 to finance the construction costs. The prototype was built in stainless steel and plastic tarpaulin.The cabin contains 2 female urinals, from which one is mounted at a lower height for smaller women.


Also this time the project enjoyed spontaneous media attention in newspapers, radio and even the VTM news on TV (22/07/2019).