ISSUE 95  |  Gothic Influence

Dark Water: 10 Modern Black Bathtubs

October 22, 2013 7:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Is it time to reconsider the modern black bathtub?  I confess I associate it with the Studio 54 era (is it just me, or does it have a 1970s bachelor pad associations?). Lately, though, I’ve been noticing sleek and sculptural black bathtubs in a variety of materials that add a moody and mysterious note to the bathroom. And besides, according to T Magazine, seventies jet set glamor is back.

Above: The Vieques Tub by Patricia Urquoila for Boffi; an instant classic.

Above: In a vacation house in France, a black resin bathtub from Aquamass anchors the bathroom.

Above: A basalt bathtub designed by New Zealand-based Fearon Hay (the Minimal faucets are from Boffi) in a Tribeca loft.

Above: A black bathtub in the home of Swedish interior designer Jimmy Schonning, spotted on Automatism; photo by Per Magnus Persson for Dwell.

Above: Rooms at the Saffire Freycinet Lodge in Tasmania feature zen-like black bathtubs.

Above: A bathtub with a black exterior in Sweden; photo by Jean-Marc Wullschlege via Vart Nya Hem.

Above: A bath in Paris, by Sisters Agency for Elle Decor Italia.

Above: A black bathtub via Dusty Reykjavik.

Above: A bath in Sweden, via Emmas Design Blogg.