Marble is an extraordinarily beautiful material with natural qualities which are emphasized by designers and professionals in many different ways. Antolini is one of the companies which takes natural stone processing to the rank of art. We’re particularly blown away by the amazing bathroom designs which they created using Italian marble. The company was founded by Antolini Luigi & C. who used his more than 50 years of experience in the domain to build a renowned studio famous all around the world.
The Kora bathtub from Kreoo looks a lot like an oversized washbasin and in a way that’s exactly what it is. The tub has ellipsoidal shape and is made out of a single block of marble carved using a meticulous technique. It’s handcrafted and that means each individual tub is unique. It rests on an iron tripod structure which allows it to be suspended above ground and to look lightweight.
After the amazing success and impact of the Hammock Tub Splinter Works decided to also design a freestanding version of their flagship carbon fiber tub. That’s how the Vessel series came to be. It’s comprised of a sculptural and very edgy tub and a similarly exquisite washbasin.
There are several other unusual bathtub designs that we’d like to share with you today and one of them is that of the Otaku tub designed by Tal Engel. The design is inspired by traditional asian boat building techniques and is based on an inside out theory which compares the opposite experiences of floating in a boat and soaking in a tub hence the outside of the boat becomes the inside of the tub.
Grohe’s bathroom design is decidedly modern and minimalist. The large mirror with backlighting sports rounded corners and a minimalist floating vanity with a single large basin. It has plenty of counter space for necessities and makes the space feel open because it is not sitting atop a hulking built-in vanity cabinet.
The journey started in 1920 in a small workshop. The company has been expanding ever since. The latest addition was the Carrara Stone Galley which showcases over 12000 square meters of natural stones from all over the world. The same year the Stone Boutique got a remodel with new lighting meant to bring out the translucency of the materials on display. You can see some of the designs exposed there in the images that we gathered here for you.