a hammock-shaped carbon fibre bathtub by splinter works
 
a hammock-shaped carbon fibre bathtub by splinter works a hammock-shaped carbon fibre bathtub by splinter works
jun 26, 2013

a hammock-shaped carbon fibre bathtub by splinter works

a hammock-shaped carbon fibre bathtub by splinter works
all images courtesy of splinter works

 

 

 

combining two major symbols of relaxation, a hammock and a tub, splinter works have developed a new bathing experience in the form of ‘vessel’. conceived for use in a wet room, the design is fixed to adjacent walls with stainless steel brackets, so that it hovers above the floor. measuring 2.7 metres long, ‘vessel’ extends longer than the standard bathtub, and its sloping shape offers plenty of room in which to kick-back and escape, perhaps with another. the washbasin is filled via a floor standing tap with waste water released through its base, which is then emptied into a floor drain. a downpipe drain can be installed in the case that a wet room setting is not possible.

 

the sculptural piece is made from layers of carbon fibre, with a foam core which insulates the bath longer than normal and can be customized–it can be trimmed up to 20 cm–to allow for flexible installation. with distinct visual references to taking a break and unwinding, ‘vessel’ encompasses the art of relaxation, elevating, quite literally, the bathing experience.

 

 


the bathtub takes on the shape of a hammock, a true symbol or relaxation

 

 


the basin is mounted to the wall via stainless steel brackets

 

 


layers of carbon fibre wrap around a foam core insulating bath water so that it remains hot for a longer period of time

 

 

 

 


the water empties through a the base of the tub and through a floor drain

 

 


top view

 

 


vessel encompasses the art of relaxation

  • Brillant!!

    APN says:
  • This is much cooler looking than the prospects of using it. Talk about ‘slip-n-slide’.. Make sure there is a rubber floor when you ‘fall’ out of it.

    Then, a pasta pot probably contains more water. The cost is about that of a F1 car, etc.. Nice art, but a decent shower will do.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • This is something I must put in place today. Best hybrid in bathroom design.

    Steve G. Davis, M.A. says:
  • Amazing

    Edgar Navarro design says:
  • How do you adjust the water temperature?……..and first of all: from where do you turn on the water? 🙂

    Nice shape though…

    elena says:
  • i like it, but some joint must be hide

    adhi says:
  • Cool idea, but how do you get to the other side without breaking your bones? Could be nice in the garden with a hammock rack 😉

    Dirk16 says:

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