When designers take the sculptural approach to creating baths, their products are guaranteed to intrigue the eyes and are likely to be increasingly ergonomic in suiting the contours of the human body. The Alea Bathtub might not express itself in terms of lovely curved and sinuous forms, but its elegance offers comfort in an aesthetically engaging way.
The generous rectangular basin is enclosed by four walls of transparent panes of glass, inviting the user to see and consider the beautifully pure properties of the warm water inside. Because this rigid shape alone would not make the most pleasant place to recline, Tommaso Bistacchi has installed an exquisite deck of fine marble ribs. Together, these undulate softly into a lounger and fluidly provide the Alea Bathtub with storage for towels and bath products.
The Alea Bathtub is Defined by Clear Glass Panels and Marble Accents
Amelia Roblin — February 18, 2013 — Art & Design