Luxury baths all sewn up

Fabrics play a vital role in the cosiness and atmosphere of a room, but in the bathroom are usually restricted to towels, mats and window dressings. Bette, together with the designer Dominik Tesseraux, set out to re-explore this concept.

On display for the first time at Salone del Mobile, and pushing the boundaraies of bathroom design, Bette has created a new and surprising concept of a bath clothed in fabric bringing a new sensousness and opulence to the bathroom.

Like a sofa in your bathroom, with the Bette concept bath, the bath body is made from fine steel/enamel, while the bath surround is cushioned and covered with woven fabric by the fabric specialist JAB Anstoetz. 

The design concept has been made possible by a new generation of functional fabrics that are as appealing as those used in the living room, but which are also extremely robust, easy-care, and water, mould and climate resistant. The main use for these fabrics so far has been in outdoor furniture; now although the bath is so far only a design concept is demonstrating the possibilities that these fabrics could be used in the bathroom. 

Bette hopes to launch products next year, for more information visit www.bette.co.uk

Luxury baths all sewn up