We’ve already seen a very expensive sculptural BBQ this week, but here’s something that might well be worth the price tag – a suspended bathtub that combines all the benefits of a hammock with a long hot soak. Masterminded by London-based Splinter Works, “Vessel” measures in at an impressive 2.7m long – which means there’s plenty of room for two. Keep going for more pictures some sculptural furniture that redefines the art of relaxation.
Designed for use in a wet room, the bath is made from layers of carbon fibre with a foam core for better insulation. The tub hovers above the ground thanks to stainless steel brackets that have been fixed to adjacent walls. Filled from a floor standing tap, the water eventually flows out of a hole in the base that sits directly above a conventional floor drain. Fear not, there is also a downpipe drain option available for those who don’t own a wet room.
Splinter Works shared their thoughts via the company website:
“The peaceful experience of kicking-back in a hammock has been further enhanced by combining it with the immersive comfort of soaking in a hot bath. By literally elevating the experience of bathing into a suspended sculpture, the bathroom has been reinvented as a contemplative sanctuary for artful relaxation.”
Available in red, blue, yellow, pink, bronze and pure silver, there is no mention of price anywhere on Splinter Works’ website. Seeing as the vast majority of their pieces are bespoke, the only way to find out would be sending them an email. In the meantime, just bathe in the glory of this one-of-a-kind carbon fibre hammock.