A luxurious bathroom in your own four walls is still at the top of the wish list for many homeowners. It is a pleasure to indulge in the blend of elegance and luxury that is otherwise only available in suites of 5-star hotels around the world - with the bathtub always at the centre of attention.
For the British designer duo Miles Hartwell and Matt Withington - known since 2009 under the label Splinter Works - this is reason enough to construct a bathtub that matches their imagination for design and aesthetics, which, like a sculpture, should not only touch but also inspire. With Vessel, a bathtub hanging in the air, the two of them have once again outdone themselves and give their portfolio that certain something.
Vessel Bathtub is limited to twelve copies
The London-based designers, who operate worldwide, have been concentrating for years on a few of their own, but even more spectacular projects, which ultimately creates capacity for cooperation in the areas of design and architecture. At regular intervals, Hartwell and Withington design avant-garde product solutions for everyday life, including the Vessel Bathtub, limited to twelve units.
Vessel conveys a certain feeling of lightness
Floating and without touching the floor, the bath tub is about 2.7 metres long and made of the latest carbon fibre materials. It stretches itself almost weightlessly from wall to wall and thus conveys a certain feeling of lightness.
The idea behind the design, as the two designers say, was to create a place where the bathing person has the opportunity to completely shut himself off from the outside world and be for a moment simply for himself. This is intended to underline the combination of the peaceful experience of relaxing in a hammock and relaxing in a hot bath.
A bathtub for the Upper East Side
Ultimately, assuming a certain open-mindedness, the designers Miles Hartwell and Matt Withington present Vessel, an avant-garde bathtub that unfolds its appeal not so much in a pretty two-room apartment as in the noble interiors of New York's Upper East Side.