While drawing a bath is one of the most relaxing ways to unwind after a long day, it can be hard with our busy schedules to find time to actually sit back and soak. Here, we round up a selection of divine tubs that will transform your bathroom into a bona fide zen zone — and a place you will want to make time for, no matter how busy you are.
The centrepiece bath — Wave Bath by Meek Bathware from Plumbline
Typically, baths are made from smooth, white porcelain (or something similar) to make them nothing more than a seamless addition to the bathroom — only noticed when in use. But the rise of design-led bathtubs is ushering in a new era. Recently, it is concrete iterations that have caught our eye, with pieces like the Wave Bath by Meek Bathware standing as both a bold design accent and a beautiful place to relax, with a unique shape and solid structure. It’s time to put the ‘bath’ in ‘bathroom.’
The built-in bath — Ofuro Bathtub by Antonio Lupi from Matisse
Slipping into a bath should always make the world feel as though it’s melting away, which is something that Antonio Lupi’s Ofuro Bathtub from Matisse delivers in spades. Reminiscent of soaking in a natural hot spring, this bath is designed to be built into the ground and will bring a subtle touch of grandeur to any bathroom space. Trust us, this tub will remind you what true bliss feels like.
The classic bath — Warndon Freestanding Bath by Victoria + Albert from Robertson
Made from smooth white Quarrycast (a finely-ground volcanic limestone and resin mix that is hand finished) and featuring a subtly-detailed rim, the Warndon freestanding bath is strictly symmetrical and flush with the floor. Sleek and sophisticated, this is the ultimate bath for the purists — those who will always opt for classic timelessness over anything overly ‘trendy.’