Japanese Bath Tub by Rapsel



Created by designer Matteo Thun, the unusual soaking tub is made entirely of larch wood which is thoroughly dried, then cut, shaped and assembled. The Japanese Ofuro soaking bath tub from Italian company Rapsel was inspired from traditional Japanese tubs. This Japanese tub would make a great addition to minimalist bathrooms and Zen-inspired designs.

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You might think wood is the least appropriate material when it comes to bathrooms. It’s a bad idea to include it in the design because the moisture will probably destroy the pieces. But in this case it seems like the designers have that problem under control. They manage to find a way of including the wood in the bathroom design. And it’s not just any feature of the bathroom, it’s the actual bathtub, the item which is the most exposed to humidity and moisture. And still it’s possible to have a wood bathtub.

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It’s a very beautiful piece and very Zen also. It probably gives you a very pleasant feeling when taking a bath in this very beautiful bathtub. It should be very relaxing and comfortable. The wood often has that effect on people. That’s why when you decide to take a short vacation and go to the beach or visit the mountain and you decide to spend your vacation in a sort of chalet or hut that is made of wood you end up sleeping half the time you’re staying there. It’s also because of the wood.


Published by in Bathtub, on January 15th, 2010

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