Design classic (13) – Japanese soaking tub

Ok ok, so I guess they’re not exactly a ‘design classic’ in the same sense as an Egg chair or Arco floor lamp, but if I had to name one iconic Japanese interiors design it would without a doubt be le soaking tub.


I’m a bit of a bath fiend – seriously, would live in the bath if that were possible, a little like these chaps:


Ha, just wanted an excuse to include that pic… 

Ahem, anyway for the last few years since we left the UK I’ve been deprived of bath time in a serious way, and given the size of the average Hong Kong apartment that is not going to improve any time soon.  However, look how eeny weeny these ones are, just perfect for Hong Kong!  I think I’m going to go on a bit of a PR rampage on their behalf, watch this space.

Helllllo to the metal + stone + wood combo, please move to my house immediately:

And I am loving these teak/marble options also:

More of a rustic vibe here:

And these next two look divine!!!!

Or how about going all out on an outdoor bathroom – the perfect addition to my life I think!


So have I convinced you yet…?  Have a fabulous weekend all!


  1. Alistair says:

    There is nothing better than an outdoor shower / bathroom.

    But, how are you supposed to sit in those tubs? Cross legged? Kneeling? Surely detracts from the relaxation?

  2. Lara says:

    Hi Elly! I have to redo my bathroom to wet room. Maybe this will serve you as an idea for your next post? Any new ideas would be welcome for me!

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