Earlier this week we posted about a new line of custom wood tubs from designer Anna van der Lei (see The Home Spa Reimagined); here’s another example of a Japanese-inspired bathing space from Dutch designer Hanna Maring.
Maring was invited by the Volkshotel in Amsterdam to create the Bathing Bikou room, which “incorporates relaxing, sleeping, and bathing in one space.” Using humble materials—concrete, plywood, and textile panels—Maring created a bathing space that’s at once luxurious and humble. It’s one of nine artist-designed rooms at the hotel; to see more, go to Volkshotel.
Photography courtesy of Volkshotel.
Above: The room is anchored by a freestanding Japanese tub with sliding privacy panels on each side.
Above: According to Dezeen, Maring created the timber-framed screens by printing a colorful gradient onto semitransparent textile panels.
Above: A circular mirror is positioned to one side of the plywood sink console. For something similar, consider the 30-inch Metal Frame Mirror from Rejuvenation.
Above: Maring designed a vertical shelf valet for clothing storage.
Above: Decor is minimal; a potted cactus and a steel framed upholstered side chair anchor a corner of the room.
Above: The tub is elevated on a concrete platform.
Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose a bathtub or shower in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Bathroom Tubs & Showers.