Sydney urinals shaped like woman's lips criticised

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 19:20 hrs

London, Oct 11 (IANS) A newly-opened French restaurant in Sydney said it will remove two urinals designed to resemble a woman's lipsticked mouth, Daily Mail reported Thursday.

The Ananas Bar and Brasserie said the bright red-lipped urinals shaped like an open mouth were "a commonly used European design piece from female Dutch artist Meike van Schijndel".

"We sincerely apologise if they have caused offence. They are being removed today," the Mail quoted a spokeswoman as saying.

The stylish restaurant opened three weeks ago, with the Sydney Morning Herald's food reviewer describing the urinals as "no real surprise here at Ananas, merely adding to the extraordinary collision of statements and intent".

But feminist, former political adviser and writer Anne Summers said the design was offensive.

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