Public Restroom Design Aims To Ease Period Pain
The Warm Wall is a concept installation that creates a space where women can get comfort and support in public restrooms
It's no secret that periods can cause a lot of discomfort and pain, but we don't often see structures, even ones designed for women, adapting to address the reality of menstruation. So industrial designer Lauren Lee created the Warm Wall, a concept for women's restrooms that helps ease menstrual pain and build a sense of community.
The Warm Wall is a curved, heated wall mount that is designed for women to lean on to ease some of the pain of cramping and bloating. The curvature is meant to be subtle and aesthetically pleasing, so it doesn't detract from the bathroom's overall design. “I wanted to create something that was integrated into public space—an amenity and a resource, rather than something you go out and buy for yourself,” Lee told Fast Company.