The Bathing Sphere

The Bathing Sphere

While the lines between the bathing space and the bedroom are getting blurry by the day, its great to see how designers are modifying their approach towards the task of daily ablutions. We have here the Bathsphere, which is a glass-bubble kinda suspended sphere. It allows you to create your own mood and unwinding space. You can simulate rain; change the temperature inside the ball, humidity, light, sounds and even smells. Pretty awesome!

0 Designer: Alexander Zhukovsky

Barrier-free Bathing

Barrier-free Bathing

The collapsible side rungs of the Barrier Free Bathtub, makes it easier for the silver generation to use it. A conveniently placed sliding switch raises or lowers the tub walls. After a certain age or due to movement restrictions, many people have had to give up their long soaks, hopefully designs like this can bring back the pleasure of a warm bath in their lives.

0 Designer: Chen An

Pond Recycling

Pond Recycling

Ponding is a washbasin that allows you to recycle the basin water in a much easier manner. A strategically placed jug right below the basin is what does the trick. The concept of reusing greywater has been around for a while and its interesting to note the different solutions that the designers come up with.

0 Designer: Tae-jin Kim & Design Team-IIDEA

Wash And Dry At Once

Wash And Dry At Once

The Dry Hand’s Faucet incorporates the hand dryer within the faucet system. Basically after washing your hands you simply need to swivel the faucet head to activate the hand dryer. Looks to be a good solution for those who prefer the hot air dryer to the paper towel!

0 Designers: Jiwei Zhang, Mingcang He, Jiaqi Wang & Kun Xu

One-hand Washing

One-hand Washing

The Angel Faucet is specifically meant for those folks who have lost an arm. Apparently stats show that folks with this kind of impairment find it difficult towash their hand properly. The sensor-activated tap is integrated with a scrubbing pad that allows you to scrub and clean the single hand effectively.

0 Designers: Yang Shuai, Cui Chengtao, Wang Shuai, Lin Shuo & Liu Shaolu

Bod Pods

Bod Pods

Gosh shower gels introduce an entirely new shower experience in the form of single-use dissolving tablets that completely eliminate the need for PET plastic bottles. It’s similar to the detergent tablets for your dishwasher only they’re for your bod! Each tablet has two uses; the first layer exfoliates skin before dissolving to the second layer of shower gel that cleanses and leaves skin feeling refreshed with nutrient-rich geyser water. 

0 Designer: Jamie Stewart

Beautiful 3D Basin

Beautiful 3D Basin

This striking design brings an entirely new meaning to water basin, using a beautiful arrangement of ducts and channels like a 3D topographic map. While the spacing between channels may seem random, the wooden map actually represents a portion of the streets in the central part of London! So maybe you live in New York, or are just a big fan of Tokyo… no prob… other outlines of different cities can be applied for customization to the user’s taste!

0 Designer: Julia Kononenko

Shower Power

Shower Power

Showering is supposed to be a catharsis of the day and of our daily environmental exposure. The last thing we should be dirtying up is our conscience with wasteful habits like using up way too much life-giving water. The “Sshower” for Roca was conceived by designer Marco Antonio Esquiró San Román for that very reason. With built in sensors that can automatically detect when you are actually under the shower head, this shower will turn of the stream and replace it with steam until you are ready to rinse off.

0 Designer: Marco Antonio Esquiró San Román

Water-saving Body Wash

Water-saving Body Wash

The Multifunctional Bathtub has an exclusive tilt function that allows you to save water when you take a soak. Depending upon how you tilt and use the tub, you could end up saving 80% of water for foot bath, 60% of water for half-body and 40% for full-body bath. Sounds like an interesting and fun idea and I really hope it works! Roca, are you listening?

0 Designers: Seung Hyun Lee, il Woong Jwa, Bom Yi Lee & Jiwon Moon

Singular Cleaning

Singular Cleaning

The Wall is a wall mounted washing machine design for single folks. This compact washing machine is wall mounted and suitable for a small load of clothes. It looks cute and adds spunk to washing clothes, which usually a very boring job!

0 Designer: Seung Hyun Lee

Bathroom Water Sculptures

Bathroom Water Sculptures

The Palomba Collection is a synthesis of organic and natural forms inspired by coastal inlets and cliffs where one can observe the waters effect on the rock formations. The collection translates this into a bathtub, 8 available washbasins, and other accessories that all appear perfectly sculpted and polished by water. In pure, bright white, fine fire-clay, the series (together or separate) is sure to be enduring.

0 Designer: LAUFEN

Future Glowing Sinks

Future Glowing Sinks

Designer Masahiro Minami’s “Renca” and “Suirin” washbowls for the SOUHOUGAMA line are the first of their kind, composed of translucent ceramic made from special Japanese clay. The artistic patterns of each are highlighted by internal LED light that passes through the milky material, creating a warm diffused glow and surprising contrast to the water feature.

0 Designer: Masahiro Minami

Mirror Mirror, I’m Invisible!

Mirror Mirror, I’m Invisible!

One of the best things about the Ray Mirror is its invisible sliding mechanism. The fact that two small compartments for your most important cosmetics and toiletries are hiding behind the façade is astonishing. Thanks to its slim appearance it is also suitable for small bathrooms. I think they mean my bathroom!

0 Designer: Michael Hilgers for Ex.t