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Johan Karlsson

Johan Karlsson

Master

 

Year of birth: 1981

Place of birth: Södertälje

Contact: +46 (0) 73 640 14 33
johan (at) karlssonportfolio.se
www.karlssonportfolio.se

Pee and Go

Sit on the toilet, wait patiently, learn the tricks of squatting, leaning and covering the seat with paper. The ladies’ toilet is a product surrounded in cunning strategies. At the pub hardly anyone uses it the way it is intended. So why is it the way it is? Would a urinal work? Time and again this very debate has cropped up in gender debates, in conversations at the pub and as letters to the daily press.

Pee and Go is a degree project about women, pee, body and culture, and design as a means to change behavioral patterns.

The result is a golden urinal for women made of sanitary porcelain – a product with a design based on a background study and a design strategy for cultural change.

As a designer I am as interested in behavior as in design. Products are available everywhere and form a cornerstone of our culture. This is an opportunity to be involved and to exert influence.