agape steel tub – modern rustic

posted by the scholar on October 31st, 2008
filed under: design, metal

Q: Why does this Vieques tub that looks like it is straight out of 1870’s Deadwood appeal so much to me? I half expect to see some gold miner dude in it, wearing grimy long johns with a back button flap, trying to scrub himself clean while he smokes a cigar.


A: Well, duh – it’s designed by Patricia Urquiola for agape, and she can do no wrong as I have previously mentioned. Love her style. This beast is made of two toned steel and has an optional teak backrest and shelf, which totally make this piece as I see it.


See it and more ultra modern bathroom design right over here.

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6 Responses to “agape steel tub – modern rustic”

  1. sosser Says:

    looks big enough for two. even better 🙂

  2. trendoffice Says:

    Well, I like her style, too, but noone is always perfect. How can you be sure that you have cleaned all the corners of this tub? Yes, it is definitely very interesting as an idea, but still, it is too cold and unwelcoming.

  3. the scholar Says:

    good point sosser!

    trendoffice: another good point about the cleaning, i had not thought of that. 🙂

    also, i completely acknowledge what you are saying. contemporary design can frequently be cold. i think the wood accents warm it up a bit.

    i also picture this tub in a high beamed/ceilinged room paneled in wood, with maybe some antiqued hardware and fluffy towels in sunny tones, which also warms it up in my mind.

    thanks to you both for stopping by!

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  5. finblue Says:

    Well, for me it resembles a sardine tin! Doesn’t meen it wouldn’t be big enough or kind of beautiful but it doesn’t look so comfortable.

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi fin,

    ahahahaha! that is hilarious and i totally see what you are saying – it isn’t contoured at all except for that teak backrest.

    i am so used to the idea of an acrylic or porcelain tub which is part of the reason why this one intrigues me so much.

    thanks for the visit! 🙂

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