Ofuro Bathtub by antoniolupi
From the tradition of the Japanese ritual to the bathtub with a contemporary design
A place in which to continue ancient customs, a basin in which to immerse yourself for a purification ritual that has distant origins, in the tradition of a country that makes hygiene and body care a real belief. In fact, Ofuro identifies the ancient ritual of the Japanese bath, which originally took place in large and deep wooden tubs, but which involved washing the entire body out of the tub and then immersing yourself in it for total relaxation in boiling water.
Today Ofuro is a built-in or freestanding bathtub, designed by Carlo Colombo for antoniolupi, that comes from contemporary reshaping of a project from the 1970s. A plastic form, a large sculpture, a bathtub that seems to have been made from a single block, worked, cut by the skillful hand of man or eroded by the natural force of water.
The coexistence of straight lines and sharp edges with soft shapes and curved surfaces values the composition allowing to also contemplate the corner placement of it.The lowered edge in the front invites you to enter, to immerse yourself completely both in the freestanding version and when it is recessed into the floor and takes on the image of a bucket of natural water.
Ofuro is made of Flumood and has a variable thickness edge, wider in some parts with the consequent possibility of supporting objects and body care products, thinner in others to lighten the imposing volume. The bathtub can be equipped with LED light integrated at the base resulting in a feeling of elegance, lightness and suspension.