This 255-Page Book Will Cause Severe Bathroom Envy

Take a Bath, a new tome with round-the-world style, beckons you to jump right in

WHAT: Take a Bath, Gestalten

WHERE:; $60

HERE: Some of our favorite spaces from this journey of visual seduction. Short of running the entire tome, it’s difficult to explain the scope of innovative global sumptuousness presented within. We offer a splash, but for the full-on waterworks, you’ll have to purchase your own.

By Rar Studio, Photography by Fernando Guerra, from Take a Bath, Copyright Gestalten 2017

High ceilings and loads of natural light are major assets in this Lisbon waterfront apartment. Rar Studio renovated the 19th-century space and selected a variety of marble, including the tiger-skin variety shown here for walls, shower floors, and the creation of basins and surfaces. 


By Hayon Studio, Photography by Nienke Klunder, from Take a Bath, Copyright Gestalten 2017

Spanish designer Jaime Hayon’s collection for Bisazza is loaded with art deco glamour, Scandinavian calm and a soft touch. His Bisazza bathroom line includes sconces, sinks, cermic hooks, vases and this rockstar of a mirror, the Lilac 180. 


By Swoon, Photography by Kristofer Johnsson, from Take a Bath, Copyright Gestalten 2017

Fredrik Wallner designed a furniture series for Stockholm-based Swoon that allows homeowners to fully customize bathroom pieces before having them shipped. Basins, taps, knobs and handles come in a variety of shapes, colors, sizes, and materials like this green-and-gold stunner. 



By Beata Heuman, Photography by Simon Brown, from Take a Bath, Copyright Gestalten 2017

United Kingdom-based Beata Heuman designed this space for artist clients who requested bespoke pieces with theatrical elements. Here, glazed, dark-blue tiles and vanity units painted with billowing clouds do the trick. The free-standing tub was inspired by a 1920s Syrie Maugham design and custom-made with specialist timber commonly used for building boats in the Netherlands.


By Septembre Architecture, Photography by David Foessel, from Take a Bath, Copyright Gestalten 2017

A small apartment in Paris’ 11th district designed by Septembre Architecture hits all the right notes in black and white, especially in this spare yet posh bath with floor-to-ceiling hexagonal tiles and a golden touch.


By Design Hotels, Annabell Kutucu, Michael Schickinger; both from Take a Bath, Copyright Gestalten 2017

Annabell Kutucu and Michael Schickinger created this bathroom for Design Hotels’ San Giorgio Hotel on Mykonos. Light, airy and rustically elegant-—you can almost feel the breeze just by looking at it. Woven linen throws, off-kilter stools and rough plastered walls complete the picture.


By Hálfdan Larus Pedersen, from Take a Bath, Copyright Gestalten 2017

This bathroom is made of 100 percent-recycled materials. Designer Hálfdan Larus Pedersen spent 10 years resurrecting this once-abandoned house in the remote fishing village of Flateyri, Iceland. The exposed timber is stained in various colors, covering walls, floors and tub surround.   

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