Freestanding Baths by Superstar Designers

Freestanding Baths by Superstar Designers

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For years Bathroom manufactures have been inviting top Interior Designers to design a drawing-card bathroom range for them, which not only brings in heaps of free publicity and instant revenue, but also sought after awards.

The original l’enfant terrible of design Philippe Starck and DURAVIT

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baths

When Philippe Starck and Duravit carried out their first joint project in 1994 inspired by the sustainability of an everyday object : a simple water bucket, they did not realised how successful this cooperation would be. The Starck 1 barrel series is to this day one of Duravit’s best sellers.

The latest White Tulip by Starck collection features a circular free-standing bathtub with a diameter of 14000mm that echoes the organic silhouette of a blossoming tulip. 

starck.com | duravit.com


Purist Danish Designer Cecilie Manz and DURAVIT

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baths

The extraordinary design of the Duravit Luv series, designed by Cecilie Manz, combines Nordic purism with timeless elegance. The soft shapes follow strict geometric rules. a Freestanding oval bathtub with an amazing thin rim and generous interior, inspired by a simple bowl filled with water on a table.

The series received the iF DESIGN AWARD, reddot award and GERMAN DESIGN AWARD.

ceciliemanz.com | duravit.com


Architect and Industrial product designer Patricia Urquiola and Agape

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baths

The Agape Vieques collection in collaboration with Patricia Urquiola, was originally designed for the W Retreat Spa on the island of Vieques in the Caribbean, drawing inspiration from the historic tin bathtubs. The Free-Standing Vieques XS metal bathtub with iroko backrest and soap holder, measures L1500mm X W726mm X D675mm and is the perfect choice for small spaces. It is also suitable for outdoor environments.

patriciaurquiola.com | agapedesign.it


Shanghai Architectural Design team Neri&Hu and Agape

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baths

IMMERSION bathtub, designed by Neri&Hu for Agape, inspired by traditional timber bathing vessels used in Japan an China. The compact shape and increased depth occupies a smaller surface, designed with the confined living spaces of urban dwellings in mind. Fitted with a slatted iroko seat, the posture of bathing is more upright than reclined, but the added depth allows a full immersion of the entire body for deep relaxation, while also enjoying the steam as it rises of the water surface, similar to an onsen hot spring experience,  Sized L1427mm X W707mm X D725mm.

Ascension is an ingenious accessory with a dual function. Turned horizontally it is a small step for the IMMERSION bathtub, while, if turned vertically, it is a handy side table for bath accessories.

neriandhu.com | agapedesign.it


Architecht and Designers Ludovica + Roberto Palomba and Ideal Standard

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baths

The LINDA-X collection, designed by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba for Ideal Standard, pays homage to the iconic Linda collection designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1970. LINDA -X Freestanding baths are a design statement to simplicity in it’s purist form. “We are convinced that timeless design is based on values rather than trends.” Roberto Palomba, Ideal Standard’s Chief Design Officer.

palombaserafini.com | IDEALSTANDARD.COM | villeroy-boch.de


Industrial Designer Konstantin Grcic and LAUFEN

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baths

The VAL freestanding bathtub designed by Konstantin Grcici for LAUFEN has strong architectural lines, extraordinary thin walls and gently rounded corners. Sized at L1600mm X W750mm X D450mm. The designs of Konstantin Grcici are characterised by a careful research and a great passion for technology and materials. The chair is also his design: CHAIR_ONE available from MAGIS.

konstantin-grcic.com | LAUFEN.COM | magisdesign.com


Designer SEBASTIAN HERKNER and EX.T COLLECTIONS.

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baths

Ex.t partners up with Architect and professionals in the design world to interpret bathrooms for contemporary living at its best and manufactures in Tuscany.  Award-winning German designer Sebastian Herkner’s freestanding bath from the RIBBON collection fits the brief – it is contemporary with a strong personality and generous dimensions L1670mm X W800mm X H550mm.

sebastianherkner.com | ex-t.com


Dutch Designer MARCEL WANDERS and LAUFEN

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baths

THE NEW CLASSIC freestanding bath, designed by MARCEL WANDERS for LAUFEN with soft, gentle feminine curves, is a modern reinterpretation of classical styles . Dimensions L1900mm X W900mm X H580mm.

marcelwanders.com | LAUFEN.COM


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