PRODUCT DESIGNRapsel Ofuro Bath
The traditional wooden ‘Ofurò’ baths of Japan were less vessels to get clean in, more places to for quiet contemplation and a nice floaty soak. Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez have created a new bathtub with an European form: ‘Ofurò’. ‚Ofurò’s puristic form allows complete emersion; material and composition convey calm and warmth. ‚Ofurò’ captures all the principles of a harmonious and relaxing bath. Made of larch wood - for a sauna-scented experience - it is dried in several work steps and cut, shaped and joined together in a special procedure. The clean design is pared down to the essentials and harmoniously emerges out of the wood grain. ‚Ofurò’ is haptic, visual and comfortable: one of a kind.
Start date: 2008
End date: 2009
Phase: In Production
Wallpaper* Design Awards 2010: Best bath