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The Roca Leaf Lounge is a Bathing Daybed

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: May 28, 2012 • References: industrialdesignserved
Caught somewhere between a jacuzzi and a recliner, the Roca Leaf Lounge strives to provide the de-stressing benefits of both a bathtub and a comfy couch. The user gets the best of both worlds, with a hassle-free warm massage and an ergonomic basin that will entice you to stay in it for longer.

Romain Duez's concept aims to bring a bit of spa-like luxury into the home without a great expense to the environment and your hard-earned money on utilities. His solution is a steam-based system that requires no significant quantity of water and a formal design that makes the most of the H2O consumed. The Roca Leaf Lounge is fed by vapor jets along walls that curve up and inwards to trap rising moisture. A foliage form guides water down its tip, where it could potentially be collected for reuse.