Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Space Saving ‘Tulip’ Shower Blooms into a Luxury Bathtub

Space Saving ‘Tulip’ Shower Blooms into a Luxury Bathtub: [ Filed under Fixtures or in the Baths & Showers category ]

Some apartment bathrooms are just not big enough to fit a full- or even half-size tub, unless one considers the extra space already required for standing and walking. This clever flip-down solution makes room for lying down in the bath, but retracts when not in use.

The (Tulip) name was derived by Piotr Pyrtek from the way in which the unit seems to blossom open, as well as the tulip’s versatility in the world of plants. When upright, the enclosure prevents splashing and contains steam for showering. When flipped open, the vertical portion provides a place to lean against along the back surface.

Luxuries are not lost despite the small footprint of this pod within the larger layout – high-powered massagers, underwater jets and other digitally-controlled bathing bonuses are all part of the experience. Finally, the design takes its colors from nature – tulip white and natural green.

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