biblio bathtub

We all know that water and paper do not mix well, so be careful not to splash if you decide to step into this strange bathroom storage-and-fixture combination – a contemporary bathing basin with built-in, metal-and-wood, side-of-tub shelving units.

tub with shelves

These curious multifunctional bathtubs by Antonio Lupi come with shelves along either the short or long sides of tubs, presumably to cater to different bathroom layouts that might require users to step over either the side or the end.

biblio tub front
biblio shelves from the side

In theory, these spaces could be used for storage … but in practice, they are simply too public without closing cabinet doors.

Finished in dark and light solid colors or with wood grain, simple fixtures, straight lines and plain surfaces make this humbly modern and free of overt decor, leaving the role of interior decoration to the books and other household objects that will presumably adorn the shelves and become part of the interior design over time.

“Absolute relaxation of body and mind thanks to an object that accepts the primary function of hosting, contain water, the primary resource for human life, and books, with which to satisfy thirst for knowledge. Large, rigorous in its pure shape with sharp corners. Rich with new meanings, space for accessories and surfaces. “

“Biblio is made of Corian and can accommodate along two sides open compartments for books, objects and accessories. Useful spaces to organize and personalize your experience. Versatile because can be freestanding or embedded, democratic because approachable by either side. Customizable because the small built in library can take on a different character if covered with wood.”