Hammock O Water

This design is called Vessel, it’s a bathtub that without a doubt uniquely floats above the ground, letting you bathe in an environment unlike anything you’ve been in before. What’s the benefit? You mean what’s the benefit other than it’s completely amazing and there’s nothing else like it? This new design uses carbon-fibre technology developed for the autosport and aerospace industries to bring you fine surfaces unlike any comfortable place you’ve been to with your bare butt.

This new carbon-fibre the designers are speaking about is made for much grander stages, or is it? What do you consider a more important place – autosport and aerospace, or your own home? Extremely fine surfaces are found in exploiting the inherent rigidity of layered carbon fibre. Envelop yourself in the “Vessel.”

Stainless steel, carbon fibre and gold leaf
H 540 L 2400 W 610 mm
Edition of twelve

Designer: SplinterWorks

41 Comments

  • Cassie says:

    What if you were very big? Wouldn't it break off the wall? Dosnt look very suporting…

  • Cassie says:

    What if you were very big? Wouldn't it break off the wall? Dosnt look very suporting…

  • Nicky1093 says:

    Doesn't look strong enough to support a person's weight with water. Also, if you move the wrong way I could see water spilling all over the floor.

  • Nicky1093 says:

    Doesn't look strong enough to support a person's weight with water. Also, if you move the wrong way I could see water spilling all over the floor.

    • The tub can withstand a load of 400kg but will only hold 150kg of water, so even the most portly of folk will be fine.
      It is intentional that water spills over the side as it is for installation either outdoors or in a wet room/shower enclosure.

    • The tub can withstand a load of 400kg but will only hold 150kg of water, so even the most portly of folk will be fine.
      It is intentional that water spills over the side as it is for installation either outdoors or in a wet room/shower enclosure.

  • higrm says:

    So the idea to empty it is to just dump it out by tilting it? Or is there a big rubber stopper at the bottom? Getting in looks straight forward, (though that seems to be the hardest part of a real hammock), but how do you climb out again, without spilling everything on the floor? I personally like the idea of a sunken tub that I can walk into like a natural pool.

  • higrm says:

    So the idea to empty it is to just dump it out by tilting it? Or is there a big rubber stopper at the bottom? Getting in looks straight forward, (though that seems to be the hardest part of a real hammock), but how do you climb out again, without spilling everything on the floor? I personally like the idea of a sunken tub that I can walk into like a natural pool.

    • There is a custom made plug hole in the bottom, it drains out onto the floor of the enclosure.
      We are prototyping now and gettting in an out is not easy, but neither is it as bad you probably think.

    • There is a custom made plug hole in the bottom, it drains out onto the floor of the enclosure.
      We are prototyping now and gettting in an out is not easy, but neither is it as bad you probably think.

  • Ellie B says:

    This looks like it could be rather dangerous with little ones, or just about anyone. Two hooks holding up that whole deal? And they're not very strong looking hooks. Definitely looks as though one false move (or one good earthquake) could send the bather and the water all over the bathroom.

  • Ellie B says:

    This looks like it could be rather dangerous with little ones, or just about anyone. Two hooks holding up that whole deal? And they're not very strong looking hooks. Definitely looks as though one false move (or one good earthquake) could send the bather and the water all over the bathroom.

    • No intended for kids and, errr yes, if an earthquake struck whilst you were in the bath it would tip you out. Would this be your biggest problem given the scenario? Mind you if an earthquake struck when you weren't in the bath (ie the other 99% of the time) then it would be very easily lifted off and turned upside down to make a very very strong shell to hide beneath!

    • No intended for kids and, errr yes, if an earthquake struck whilst you were in the bath it would tip you out. Would this be your biggest problem given the scenario? Mind you if an earthquake struck when you weren't in the bath (ie the other 99% of the time) then it would be very easily lifted off and turned upside down to make a very very strong shell to hide beneath!

  • pootpoot says:

    How are you supposed to clean this thing? Is the fabric(?) flexible enough to be machine washed? Hard to imagine if it's made of carbon fibre.
    How do you reach the water tap when you in it?
    How do you get out of it without creating a huge bathroom tsunami?
    Will this really be produced?

  • pootpoot says:

    How are you supposed to clean this thing? Is the fabric(?) flexible enough to be machine washed? Hard to imagine if it's made of carbon fibre.
    How do you reach the water tap when you in it?
    How do you get out of it without creating a huge bathroom tsunami?
    Will this really be produced?

    • It is solid not fabric, cleaned in the same way you clean an acrylic tub.It is a good point you knae and we will probably be installing these with pillar taps that sit alongside the tub and also act as a hand grip to aid getting in and out.

    • It is solid not fabric, cleaned in the same way you clean an acrylic tub.It is a good point you knae and we will probably be installing these with pillar taps that sit alongside the tub and also act as a hand grip to aid getting in and out.

  • kyle powers says:

    Its form over function.

  • kyle powers says:

    Its form over function.

  • Catherine says:

    Wow this really is something, it looks very slick but i do wonder how practical it would be.

  • Catherine says:

    Wow this really is something, it looks very slick but i do wonder how practical it would be.

  • Cassie says:

    I guess no one cares about our questions.

  • Cassie says:

    I guess no one cares about our questions.

  • marco says:

    how does it drain?

  • marco says:

    how does it drain?

  • Wolfgang says:

    Try to get into that one….filled with water. Ever fell out of a hammock? But I bet you didn't get doused with 500 litres of water at the same time… Sorry, but this will not work. Looks cool, though. Do graphic design! Or movies!

  • Wolfgang says:

    Try to get into that one….filled with water. Ever fell out of a hammock? But I bet you didn't get doused with 500 litres of water at the same time… Sorry, but this will not work. Looks cool, though. Do graphic design! Or movies!

  • Hi Everyone, Thanks for your interest… sorry to take so long in replying but your comments have only just been brought to our attention – I'll attempt to answer them individually as it is too long to fit in one comment box.

    The design is, above all else, an exercise in the new application of an existing material and came about as we looked at a witty way to exploit the incredible strength of Carbon Fibre for a manufacturer looking at new markets. We aren't trying to solve any deep social issues and it isn't for the mass market. As Kyle points out this is about Form over Function… The beauty of a limited edition run is that we are free from the considerations of the majority of consumers and the constraints that that brings with it. Instead we are able to uphold the integrity and purity of the idea – in this case; bathing in a hammock – Relaxing, witty and individual.

  • Hi Everyone, Thanks for your interest… sorry to take so long in replying but your comments have only just been brought to our attention – I'll attempt to answer them individually as it is too long to fit in one comment box.

    The design is, above all else, an exercise in the new application of an existing material and came about as we looked at a witty way to exploit the incredible strength of Carbon Fibre for a manufacturer looking at new markets. We aren't trying to solve any deep social issues and it isn't for the mass market. As Kyle points out this is about Form over Function… The beauty of a limited edition run is that we are free from the considerations of the majority of consumers and the constraints that that brings with it. Instead we are able to uphold the integrity and purity of the idea – in this case; bathing in a hammock – Relaxing, witty and individual.

  • JR Ryan says:

    I really liked this concept, but it’s the wrong shape for ease of use. Make the “hammock” wider, the profile somewhat lower, and the edges rolled slightly and then a person could spin 90 degrees, swung their legs over the edge, use their own centre of gravity to tip the bath until their feet met the ground, mostly emptying the bath, and just stand up.

  • idzone says:

    does it come in black !? …

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