4 Freestanding Bath Concepts: Victoria + Albert
There’s nothing like a nice long bath to wash away the troubles of the day. Here are four visions of the freestanding bath from Victoria + Albert to inspire.
Does much deserved “me” time in the comfort of your own home count as a luxury? Well we think it is a necessity but when it comes to freestanding baths, you achieve an entirely different level of pampering. You could conceivably create a space in your own home bathroom that could rival a luxury spa, especially if you apply any of these ideas from Victoria + Albert.
Of course, having someone hand you fluffy towels coupled with luxurious marble interiors always helps, but really it is the tranquillity that seals the deal. That tranquility is where the bath comes in. Victoria + Albert show us four inspirational sanctuaries with freestanding baths from the brand, each with their own distinct aesthetic.
Forget the baths that sit flush against the wall, hoping to create more room in a small space. With the Victoria + Albert Marlborough freestanding bath (above) as the centerpiece of the bathroom, one can create the illusion of a larger bathroom in an instant. While this may not be your free-standing bath of choice, the Marlborough shows us just how to go against the grain to maximize the area of the room. The Viceroy Resort gives us a practical idea of how it is done, with white walls and fixtures as well as dark wood flooring.
Victoria + Albert have certainly thought this design inspiration through. While a vast and expansive space is ideal for creating your own little sanctuary, the Victoria + Albert Napoli freestanding bath shows that a little shine goes a long way. Setless Architecture provides the realization of this concept. Combining an interesting mix of materials such as wood, glass and rough natural stone, the bath is able to provide that much-loved resort feel. Add a dash of greenery and you have your very own hideaway from the city.
This time, Victoria + Albert show us how a freestanding bath in a larger area can also fill up a space just as well. With luxurious materials such as marble, the interior designer Olivier Burns shows how versatile the bath truly is by setting it flush against the wall away from the centre of the bathroom. Instead, he fills in the empty area with a footstool that contrasts the largely white colour palette. Like a traditional spa, this allows you to sit back and enjoy the atmosphere both before and after each session.
Craving a peaceful escape? Create your mini spa with minimalist aesthetics, featuring a Victoria + Albert Barcelona freestanding bath to relax your senses. Designer Kim Duffin, whose concept this is, says he was trying to put anyone who walked into this space immediately at ease. “The idea was to create an ambience to make the owners feel relaxed and at ease,” said Duffin. The designer out this together for an actual client’s home.