a hammock-shaped carbon fibre bathtub by splinter worksall 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.

 

 

a hammock-shaped carbon fibre bathtub by splinter worksthe bathtub takes on the shape of a hammock, a true symbol or relaxation

 

 

a hammock-shaped carbon fibre bathtub by splinter worksthe basin is mounted to the wall via stainless steel brackets

 

 

a hammock-shaped carbon fibre bathtub by splinter workslayers of carbon fibre wrap around a foam core insulating bath water so that it remains hot for a longer period of time

 

 

a hammock-shaped carbon fibre bathtub by splinter works

 

 

a hammock-shaped carbon fibre bathtub by splinter worksthe water empties through a the base of the tub and through a floor drain

 

 

a hammock-shaped carbon fibre bathtub by splinter workstop view

 

 

a hammock-shaped carbon fibre bathtub by splinter worksvessel encompasses the art of relaxation