February 3, 2011
Glowing Bathtub – Melissa Sopel
Taking a long, hot soak in the bathtub has long been associated with luxury and relaxation. Dimming the lights, surrounding the bath with candles and having soft melodies gently purring on in the background takes bath time indulgence to even further levels. But how about taking this seventh-heaven scenario to even greater heights of luxury?
Investing in a Glowing Bath may be the answer to those yearning for an ultra-relaxing and luxurious soak. This unique bathtub was designed by Melissa Sopel, a Reece Bathroom Innovation Award 2010 finalist. Ms Sopel acquired inspiration for the design from the soothing effects of having a bath in candlelight.
The Glowing Bath mesmerizes bathers by slowly glowing in hues of red, pink, orange, blue and white, or any other colour you can care to imagine. Designed so luxury bathers do not have to hamper their ultra-luxurious soak by clambering out of the bath to operate the Glowing Bath, the tub is operated by an easy to reach control panel so bathers can effortlessly control the illumination.
If this wasn’t lavish enough, when the Glowing Bath is plugged into an iPod or and MP3 player, the colours change and ‘dance’ to the rhythm of the song being played.
Luxury and innovative bathtub culture seems to escalating in popularity. Like the Glowing Bath, the Nirvana Bathtub, with 360 LED light spots on its surface, provides for a luxury spa-like experience at home. Touch controls are now being integrated into bathroom fittings, as the Nirvana Bathtub features touch controls, operated by the wave of the hand, whilst the temperature is indicated on the rim of the bath.
Like many highly innovative and luxury gadgets and technology hitting the contemporary market, the Nirvana Bathtub is more eco-friendly than its ‘conventional’ counterparts. With its shallow high-grade translucent acrylic layer form, the Nirvana Bathtub uses 60 percent less water than other bathtubs of a similar size.