‘froth bubble bath’ by toshiyuki kita for INAX images courtesy of INAX

japanese designer toshiyuki kita has collaborated with japan based-manufacturer INAX to create ‘froth’, a bathtub that looks to offer a new bathing experience.

realized through the technologies of INAX, the tub contains a unique component which allows for the production of substance-safe bubbles. a layer of foam, which enters through a separate spout acts as a lid in keeping the water warm and the steam inside. distinctive in its appearance, the bathtub features contoured sides that are designed to engulf the body and provide maximum comfort to the user.

froth bubble bath by toshiyuki kita for INAX (left) filled with bubbles (right) bubble spout

the collection, which also includes a fully-glazed shower booth was most recently on show in zona tortona during milan design week 2011.

froth bubble bath by toshiyuki kita for INAX top view

froth bubble bath by toshiyuki kita for INAX 3/4 view

froth bubble bath by toshiyuki kita for INAX front

froth bubble bath by toshiyuki kita for INAX shower booth

froth bubble bath by toshiyuki kita for INAX

froth bubble bath by toshiyuki kita for INAX exhibition at milan design week 2011

froth bubble bath by toshiyuki kita for INAX technical drawing of ‘froth’ bathtub