splinter works sculpts ‘vessel series’ using carbon fiber
all photos by stephane rocher photography
images courtesy of splinter works ltd.

 

 

 

following the success of their ‘vessel hammock bathtub‘, splinter works has expanded its collection of washtubs with a freestanding vessel bathtub and a similarly sculptured, yet smaller scaled sink. both appear to attract your attention through their gentle sloping forms and the rich color that they emulate. as you get closer the products’ lure increases due to the tactile feel that the woven and lacquered carbon fiber material boast.

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the ‘vessel hammock bathtub’ has been the source of many of the details that have been broadened upon for the updated ‘vessel series’. the hammock bathtub’s playful yet optimal form has lead to the freestanding shape of the latest vessel which enables one to position it anywhere, in any room of the house. the independence of the two new ‘vessel’ products are the main reason why these bathroom projects standout from similar designs.

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the tub’s base shows the detailed precision needed during manufacture.

 

 

 

this is all a result of splinter works employing technology — a giant autoclave — primarily used in the manufacturing of formula 1 cars, with precise care to realize their bathroom products. this highlights the attention to detail needed to fabricate the designs, particularly the smaller, more intimate scheme. as the carbon fiber material is lightweight (just 14 kilos when weighed empty) yet incredibly strong it offers comfort and security to the user when trying to relax in challenging shapes such as the bathtub.

splinter works vessel series designboom

 

splinter works vessel series designboom

the freestanding form is held thanks to the strong material used.

 

splinter works vessel series designboom

 

splinter works vessel series designboom

a fabric texture appearance is created by the geometric weave of fiber.