Design + Architecture

Amazing Bathrooms

by Sophia Banay

The flush: R-Bar, Brighton, United Kingdom

The lowdown: Brighton is awfully posh these days, but the lads at R-Bar, a gay joint downtown and sister venue to Revenge nightclub, aren't afraid of pushing a few buttons. Hence the giant, glossy-lipped, mouth-shaped urinals. Some might find the lips sexy, though we find the huge white teeth a bit disconcerting—and then there's the unsettling resemblance to Mick Jagger. In any case, we wish R-Bar better luck than Virgin Atlantic, which tried to install the same urinals—called Kisses and made by Netherlands-based company Bathroom Mania!—in the Clubhouse lounge at JFK a few years ago. The airline changed its mind after a raft of complaints. Who knew the citizens of Brighton were more open-minded (and openmouthed) than those of New York City?

If you have to go:
R_Bar

Tel: 44 1273 606064

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