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23rd February 2018
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Vessel designer hammock styled suspended bath really has the 'wow' factor
They say a picture speaks a thousand words and this is most definitely the case with the Vessel bath. A truly awe-inspiring piece of craftsmanship, this designer bath is a must-have within any luxury bathroom, both as a work of art and an indulgent place of relaxation.
Suspended from the wall, the bath has a certain elegant simplicity but with bespoke design features available, it can be turned into a sensational, bold design statement for your bathroom.
For a bathroom that exudes extravagance, the Vessel can be fabricated with different colour carbon weaves to meet various aesthetic specifications; or for the ultimate in designer luxury, the gel coat can be impressed with gold or silver leaf to create a bath that is quite simply breathtaking.
Furthermore, with the hammock style of the bath comes endless amounts of comfort, with more support and relaxation than one can achieve in a traditional bath.
The manufacturing methods of this contemporary bath are as bespoke as its design, with a reputed boat manufacturer constructing the Vessel using a CNC milled mould similar to that of a boat hull. In order to create the 10mm streamline thickness of the skin of this bath, skilled manufacturing techniques are employed to retain this sleek finish all the while ensuring it can hold weights of up to 400kg.
As a limited edition piece of bathroom craftsmanship the Vessel has been composed using carbon fibre, a distinctive material that is more commonly used in super cars due to its incredibly high specification. The carbon fibre is used in its original form so as to show the weave (mirroring the fabric of a traditional hammock) whilst providing an exceptionally pliable, durable material that is undoubtedly rare within a bathroom.
The hammock effect of the Vessel is achieved with two skins of this raw carbon fibre being wrapped around a revolutionary core of foam to achieve a bath that is remarkably heat-retaining and strong. And, for even further durability, the bath has been reinforced with a polyester gel coat resin to create a highly polished finish that further accentuates the warmth retained within the bath as well as the durability and hardwearing quality of the carbon fibre. The gel coat also allows the weave of the carbon fibre to remain visible whilst creating a smoother more aesthetically pleasing finish that is also anti-scratch.
Designed to be installed within a wet room, the Vessel is suspended from the walls using a reinforced stainless steel plate that can be left exposed or covered up. A freestanding bath tap is situated next to the bath for filling and the waste water is let out through the base of the bath into a floor drain. Should a wet room not be possible, a downpipe can be installed or the bath fitted flush to the floor, but this may detract from the astounding artistic flair created by this bath.
Once installed, the height of the bath is approximately 1m with the length from wall-to-wall being 2.7m, the width being 80cm and the gap to the floor being 15cm. However, custom sizes are available and the Vessel has been designed to allow it to be trimmed up to 20cm for flexibility when installing.
It is clear that the manufacturing and design elements that have been employed within this bath are second-to-none with every element of the bath considered to ensure that it is of the highest quality and indulgence. Ultimately, the Vessel would be an exceptional addition within any contemporary bathroom, providing a distinguished bathroom feature that is undeniably extravagant and one that will capture the bather's imagination and provide total escapism. And, with only 15 of these baths produced to date, the owners of any home, hotel or spa that boasts one, will be able to take pride in a feature that will demand unwavering attention and be the envy of anyone who beholds it.
Designer Bathroom Concepts boasts an extensive array of baths, showers, bathroom furniture and much, much more. Boasting an online portfolio with an elite range of products, the company also offers a bathroom design service with bespoke procurement of offline bathroom products that aren't seen on any other site.
19th July 2013