annals of bad design?: sculptural bathtub

sculpted Balinese granite bathtub

Apparently this dramatic bathtub was made out of a “giant pebble-shaped granite piece brought back from Bali and sculpted”…The pipes fixtures are cleverly hidden in the wooden chest that sits next to it and the Baroque chandelier doubles as a shower head.

Hmmmm…we’re serious fans of baths and wonderful bathtubs. Could this one possibly be a pleasure to hang out in? How does that rolled lip support your neck and head so you can lie around and lounge without getting a crick? Could you even sit and lean comfortably? We’re suspicious; our bad design radar is up. (Bad design for us is design that seems like a good idea or looks cool, but it’s reality is the opposite.)

What do you think?

via French by Design

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2 Responses to annals of bad design?: sculptural bathtub

  1. harv 06.06.2014 at 9:18pm #

    I think it looks highly uncomfortable. Pardon my ignorance, but is ‘pebble’ a shape now? How can the granite boulder be ‘pebble shaped?;

  2. Sally 06.06.2014 at 9:52pm #

    Ha! I hadn’t noticed that. Yes, I guess “pebble” is shape, and you can bet it will soon be the name of a lipstick.

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