BATHROOMS

15 OF THE MOST BRILLIANT BATHS YOU’LL EVER SEE

Powerful statement pieces, to suit any style for the ultimate bathroom

  • 118
  • York Bathtub traditional double-ended bathtub with White Englishcast Base from Victoria & Albert, $3950, www.englishtapware.com.au
    218
  • Empire freestanding bathtub from Waterworks, $9280 USD, www.waterworks.com
    318
  • The Japanese Ofuro soaking bathtub by Matteo Thun from Rapsel, www.rapsel.it
    418
  • Vieques bathtub from Artedomus, designed by Patricia Urquiola, POA, www.artedomus.com
    518
  • Barcelona contemporary double-ended tub from Victoria Albert, $5995, www.englishtapware.com.au
    618
  • The Iceland bathtub by Boffi is designed by Piero Lissoni, www.boffi.com
    718
  • Freestanding oval composite bathtub from Waterworks, $11,026.00 USD, www.waterworks.com
    818
  • Noir 1700 freestanding bath from Caroma, $2802, www.caroma.com.au
    918
  • Solo 1700 Oval Lucite Acrylic Bath from Rogerseller, www.rogerseller.com.au
    1018
  • Ishiburo bathtub designed by Kengo Kuma for Salvatori, POA, www.salvatori.it
    1118
  • Apaiser Haven Bath 1800mm with Base from Rogerseller, www.rogerseller.com.au
    1218
  • Kado Neue freestanding Bath in Matte white and Matte Black from Reece, $1899, www.reece.com.au
    1318
  • Agape Normal bathtub from Artedomus, POA, www.artedomus.com
    1418
  • Posh Solus Freestanding Bath from Reece, 1500 x 700 x 560 White, $949, www.reece.com.au
    1518
  • Oyster Bathtub from Salvatori, www.salvatori.it
    1618
  • Eiffel Freestanding Cast Iron Bath from Cast Iron Baths, www.castironbaths.com
    1718
  • Antique Marble bathtub, $15,400, www.1stdibs.com
    1818
April 11, 2018

Begin by asking yourself two key questions. How much bathroom space do I have to work with? And what look and feel am I after?

Whatever your needs, there are great-looking and high-functioning bathtubs for all settings, whether you’ve got a spacious, spa-size bathroom or a tiny urban space. When you’re ready to make your decisions, take a look at our picks of classic old favourite to edgy new hotties, (high to low) which will educate rather than confuse with local sources as well as a few finds close from around the world.

1. SOKA

The brand new Soka bath launches next month, mixing ancient bathing rituals with the latest engineering to deliver a classic piece of design from Apaiser. Grand and Small sizes. (03) 94215722, www.apaiser.com

2. YORK BATH

Victoria and Albert’s York Bath is crafted of a composite material called Englishcast, a blend of volcanic limestone and resin that results in a naturally white tub. It doesn’t have a surface coating that can chip or peel, and has better insulating qualities than traditional cast-iron tubs. With white feet and a chrome drain, it’s $3950, www.cassbrothers.com

3. EMPIRE FREESTANDING BATHTUB

Made of a composite material that provides thermal insulation, the Waterworks Empire Freestanding Bathtub is $9280 USD at Waterworks. www.waterworks.com

4. THE JAPANESE OFURO SOAKING BATH TUB

The Japanese Ofuro Soaking Bathtub by Matteo Thun from Rapsel, will help you unwind faster than a woollen ball unravelling. www.rapsel.it

5. VIEQUES FREESTANDING BATHTUB

Vieques freestanding bathtub designed by Patricia Urquiloa in stainless steel and wood with the interior in black or white from Agape available at Artedomus, POA, www.artedomus.com

6. BARCELONA DOUBLE ENDED TUB

Victoria and Albert’s Barcelona Double Ended Tub is made of Englishcast, a blend of volcanic limestone and high-performance resins that results in a naturally white, solid tub that doesn’t have a surface coating that can chip or peel away. Measuring 70.25 by 34.25 by 21.8 inches, it is backed by a 25 year warranty; at www.englishtapware.com.au

7. ICELAND BATHTUB

The Iceland Bathtub by Boffi is a classic, classic look designed by Piero Lissoni, boffi.com.au

8. FREESTANDING OVAL COMPOSITE BATHTUB

The Freestanding Oval Composite Bathtub is available in white or ivory for $11,026 USD, from www.waterworks.com

9. THE NOIR 1700

The Noir 1700 freestanding bath with organic seamless tapered design in black and white and footlocker fittings, from Caroma, 1700 x 850 x 680mm, $2802, www.caroma.com.au

10. THE SOLO 1700

The Solo 1700 Oval Bath with rounded contours uses thermoforming process from a single skin of Lucite acrylic to avoid any joins and ensure the water stays warm for longer, $1,750. www.rogersellers.com.au

11. THE ISHBURO

The Ishburo bathtub designed by Kengo Kumo in stone to comfort human bodies – comes in four natural stones, 2035 x 1000 x 55mm, www.salvatori.it

12. APAISER HAVEN BATH

Apaiser Haven organic marble baths come in three sizes, 1550mm, 1760mm and 1800mm and 12 colours ranging from glacier to oyster, grey, walnut and nero with a five-year warranty. Approximately 86 kilograms. $8095, (03) 94215722, www.apaiser.com

13. KADO NEUE FREESTANDING BATH

Kado Neue freestanding bath in matte white and matte black, 173 x 780 x 730, with a 10-year quality guarantee, $1899, www.reece.com.au

14. AGAPE NORMAL BATHTUB

Agape Normal Bathtub from Artedomus. Made of white Cristalplant® biobased, the Normal bathtub is snug and welcoming, with its compact dimensions and distinctively curved base. www.artedomus.com

15. POSH SOLUS FREESTANDING BATH

Posh Solus Freestanding Bath from Reece, 1500 x 700 x 560 White, $949, www.reece.com.au

And we can’t help showing you these extra few…The Eiffel Freestanding Cast Iron Bath from Cast Iron Baths, www.castironbaths.com; The Antique Marble Bathtub from 1st Dibs, $15,458.14, www.1stdibs.com and the Oyster Bathtub from Salvatori, www.salvatori.it

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