THE BATH: CENTER OF WELLBEING FROM PINT-SIZED TO PALATIAL, THE PURSUIT OF WELLNESS IN THE BATH HAS DESIGNERS TAKING NOTE.
T E X T NICOLE HADDAD
T he bath is no longer a room where pure practicality and function reign supreme. It has metamorphosed into a deeply personal space to rest, recharge, and rejuvenate. With a growing worldwide desire for wellness and relaxation, the bath has become the home’s hidden sanctuary. With this need to close the door and effectively escape the real world, the designs incorporated into the bath have become more important than ever. From bathtubs to toilets to faucets and sinks, the focus on solely utilitarian de- sign has been put to rest. Mood lighting, night lights, deep soaking tubs with a toe push and lumbar support, custom- izable and stylistically versatile collec- tions, and high-tech toilets with heated seats and Bluetooth connectivity are just some of the ways technology and design have merged to create an oasis of wellbeing in the bath.
ABOVE: The Taizu tub is Victoria+Albert’s first
collaboration with Hong Kong- based designer Steve Leung, and is inspired by the delicate porcelain designs of the Song Dynasty. RIGHT: Easco’s Everest series is the industry’s first fully frameless shower door design.
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