The bathtub industry is expected to grow in the coming years as real estate is seen to sustain growth. Many people believe we are already at the tail-end of the pandemic, which could mean the residential construction business will also begin to pick up. The more homes are built, the more the demand for home fixtures and bathroom fittings will increase. This means more consumers will have to shop for items for their future residences, even if it’s not always a fun activity to do. If you are planning the design of your future bathroom or want to renovate it, you need to decide what kind of bath accessories to get.
Designer: Carlo Colombo (Antoniolupi)
Bathing can be an ultimate form of relaxation, but to achieve such a wonderful experience, your bathroom needs to have the right fittings, accessories, and shower system. Antoniolupi can help with several interesting bathroom furnishings as the company continues to design and deliver products with distinguished Italian flair. Antoniolupi is now a brand known for its exclusive bathroom accessories and mirrors, but it has since expanded to different product lines for the living space. It has teamed up with several designers to create products of the highest quality since most of the products are tailor-made. While other brands go for mass production, Antoniolupi keeps the tradition by offering customization on the design.
The latest product, the Ofuro series, comes from the traditional Japanese bath that involves soaking and relaxation. The use of the name gives the inspiration to create a bathing experience that is truly calming and comforting. Showers may not be enough, so bathtubs are preferred in some situations when you really need to destress and decompress. A few moments in the tub allow not just purification of the body but also of the soul and mind, as it is where you can be free from all the stress and worry of the day.
Antoniolupi’s Ofuro series is a response to such a need for wellness and healthy living. The idea of full immersion in hot water is why the Ofuro bathtub is large, looking like a large basin perched in the corner of the bathroom–just like the Japanese tradition. The Ofuro is created from Flumood, which is an innovative and ecological material that is very compact, non-toxic, and non-porous. It is said to be the ideal material for the bathroom, according to Antoniolupi as it’s been used on some of the brand’s projects, including the new bathtub currently showcased at Salone del Mobile 2022.
The satin white finish of the Ofuro bathtub makes it a pristine choice for bathrooms, especially if you are into the minimalist aesthetic. The bathtub looks like a work of art with curves, sharp edges, and straight lines–appearing to be carved from a single block, making it more special. An Ofuro bathtub will look great in the corner of the bathroom, and the edges’ thickness may vary depending on the space a user needs. The LED light around the bathtub edge looks imposing, resulting in an elegant and illuminating effect.