Modern-day bathrooms are meant to be a sanctuary, a place we can go to relax and unwind after a busy day, a room that is calm and peaceful. However, bathtubs are not always as comfortable as we’d like them to be. Dutch designer Thomas Linssen of Studio Thol decided to take a slightly different approach to bathtub design, when he came up with this unusual tub.
To make the bathroom into a space in the house where he would like to be, Linssen approached the products in the bathroom as if they were objects in the living room. He started by making a bathtub, which drew its inspiration from an armchair.
The wooden frame of the chair, which is made from American White Oak, also acts as the mould from which the bathtub was created. The tub itself is made from a composite of polyester and marble.
Linssen explains:“For this project I took the frame of a chair, designed with comfort and posture in mind, and let it evolve into a bathtub. The base of the bath is defined by its oak-wood ‘skeleton’, the composite tub slightly puffs up between the wooden beams, pushed into this shape naturally through water pressure.”
This bathtub looks pretty comfortable to me and I certainly wouldn’t mind taking a soak in it. How about you?
Apartment Therapy shows a really interesting bathroom design where a bench on an outer wall extends right through the glass into the walk-in shower. Another great and simple example of a shower with a bench (again from Carla Aston) makes use of wood material for both the bench and flooring. You may not have a ton of room for a full-sized bench, so a corner built-in might work instead. This one featured on Angie’s List looks great in this smaller shower! Another from BHG highlights the top of the bench with white.
There’s nothing quite like an old weathered wooden bench to add some character to almost any bathroom, even if the rest of the room isn’t exactly rustic at all. The State of Things shows a semi-rustic style in this farmhouse bathroom, which obviously works quite well, followed by this more modern and minimalist bathroom featured on Atelierul Decor.