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Duravit: Cape Cod

Bad boy French designer Philippe Starck was inspired by the forever summer relaxed vibe and sandy beaches of Cape Cod for his bathroom furnishings named after the Massachusetts peninsula. The bathtub in this collection is a gently curving sculptural monolith comprised of an innovative material called DuraSolid A. With a warm look and matte appearance, its built-in ergonomic headrest allows for long, comfortable soaks. Available in freestanding, back to wall or corner version for left or right side, the tub can be integrated with an air whirl system or sound system, the latter operated by Bluetooth compatible devices.

Claybrook: Evolve

The romance of Victorian roll top, cast iron, claw foot bathtubs gets a contemporary spin with Evolve. Made from Claybrook’s unique reconstituted stone MarbleForm, the 1850 by 900-millimetre tub’s bell-like proportions were modelled after antique bathtubs carefully studied by the in-house design team. Its simple form, central overflow and pop up central drain fits seamlessly into traditional or modern interior concepts. It is available in standard colours such as Pearl, Dune or Sable, as well as two-tone effects combining Armory Grey and Dover White. The tub can also be finished with bespoke colours.

TOTO: Neorest LE

Emitting its own halo, this bathtub from Japanese firm TOTO is made from Hi-Crystal, a hybrid epoxy resin typically found in the wings of airplanes. Its translucent appearance masks that it is also highly durable and scratch resistant. A calm, glass-like white in daylight, the tub’s embedded LED lighting is diffused to make the entire unit glow at night. Neorest LE’s smart features include automatic cessation of water flow, pre-set time interval water flow stoppage and easy to lock or unlock button controls. The tub is part of Germany’s Red Dot Design Museum’s permanent collection of excellent contemporary products.

Bettelux: Shape

Delbruck, Germany-based Bette’s Shape is more than a bathtub. The enamel container is suspended upon a single steel frame — evoking memories of a hammock on lazy days. The cubic structure dematerialises, making the entire tub appear to float. Elegant details include tub edges flush with the frame and no visible overflow. Play with contrasting colours of enamel against six fashionable epoxy coated shades of metal, or have them match for a seamless look. Designed by Tesseraux + Partner of Potsdam, Germany, Shape comes with a suspended washbasin and other complementary accessories such as mirrors, towel rails, stools and open shelves.