By Jonathan Baron
If you see yourself in a bathtub in your dreams, your subconscious may be telling you need renewal and an escape from everyday problems. You need to rid yourself of the burdens you have been carrying. Alternatively it indicates your mood for love and pursuit of pleasure and relaxation. Here are just a few bathtub designs by manufacturers that have your dreams in mind and create bathtubs that will change your daily bathing routine into a ritual that will transform your life.
Blu Bathworks: halo blu•stone™ freestanding bathtub
Halo freestanding bathtub uniquely features varying sloped sides for bathing comfort – allowing the bather to extend out or sit more upright. This seamless, one-piece design is available in two sizes, with the smaller model standing at 63 inches x 30 inches x 21 3/4 inches in height, while the larger model stands at 71 inches x 31 1/2-inches x 23 1/2-inches in height. Made from Blu Bathworks® signature eco-friendly blu•stone™ material, crafted primarily from quartzite, blu•stone™ provides the look & feel of natural stone, is visually luminous & soft – almost warm – to the touch. blu•stone™ is an injection–molded, non–porous and anti–microbial material, exclusive to Blu Bathworks, which is homogenous in nature, whereby the color is consistent throughout and highly durable, stain & scratch resistant for easy maintenance. blu•stone™ is sustainable given its low energy production process, its recyclable nature & superior water temperature retention. halo is complete with integral slot overflow & matching blu•stone™ waste cover.
$7,150 for white matte 63” model/$7,995 for white matte 71” model (additional for gloss / colors / embossed pattern)
Kohler VibrAcoustic Tub
Music moves us. It drives us. Like water, it is an undeniable force throughout our lives. So why settle for simply listening to music when you can hear it and feel it resonating throughout your body while you relax in the bath? Our VibrAcoustic hydrotherapy blends music with water for a bathing experience like no other. With VibrAcoustic technology, you can play your favorite music, news, podcasts and more through your bath. Just plug in your smartphone, tablet or MP3 player. Add your own receiver to stream using BLUETOOTH® wireless technology.
$4,400 – $6,000
Victoria + Albert Amalfi
The Amalfi tub’s softly contoured sides descend gracefully to the floor uncluttered by waste pipe work and an extended backrest provides full head support; essential for those long luxurious soaks. A must for any sleek freestanding bathroom design. Made of english cast – using one-piece casting of volcanic limestone and resin it is 64-1/2” in width 31-1/2” in depth 33-1/2” in height to overflow 17” with a maximum water capacity 37-1/2 gallons