Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017
For Milan Design Week 2017, Agape will showcase many new displays at their concept store in via Statuto 12. Among these will be a new addition from Chinese duo Neri&hu, who have designed their first product for the bathroom.
The Immersion tub is a freestanding bathtub that recalls the eastern bathing tradition, very compact in its length and high, for optimal soaking. It was conceived both for sitting in water and for laying down: this is made possible by a simple modular system, where an iroko removable wooden sitting is laid over the bathtub’s recesses. This simple operation is achieved through metal weights that prevent the wood from floating.
Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu share, “It took us three and a half years to complete this project: it allowed us to carefully go through the process, since we could never find that one perfect piece for the ‘urban global condition’. Something small but with the luxury feel of a big tub that doesn’t compromise the space”.
The duo explained that the reduction of space in Chinese cities doesn’t allow for proper comfortable bathtubs anymore, therefore people are giving up this important relaxation and meditation moment. they explain. That is what gave the idea to develop a compact freestanding tub.