At first this transparent tub looks appealing – perhaps even moreso to some when they see a girl perched on the promotional photograph about to get in. But those of us who like our privacy, one has to wonder: what happens when this woman steps out of the frame and into the bath with those windows wide open all around?
To be sure, this bathtub from Gruppo Treesse has every luxury feature one could wish for. While not quite a walk-in, stepping into the spacious interior gives one access to hydro-massage and hydrothermal spa options for relaxing and working out muscle tension. This fixture also comes equipped with radio, audio players and headphone adapters all in reach – as well as remote to use them with and headrest to lie back on.
So, in many regards this would be a spectacular all-in-one high-tech bathtub even if the sides were not made of thick glass. Still, for those of us who like to think of a bath as a solitary, private and relaxing place to close your eyes, lean back and meditate, the idea of open sides – even if no one else is around – may seem a little too geared for the amateur exhibitionist.
Features include a built-in headrest, spa jets, laminated safety glass, mineral salt and essential oil refill kits, “hydromassage” and more.
“Gruppo Treesse was founded almost forty years ago by its current president, Francesco Merenda, who bought up a company specialized in marketing bathroom decor and accessories. His grit and foresight immediately led him to take on the challenge of manufacturing bathroom furnishings, at first on a small scale and later an industrial one. The turning point came in the late ‘80s: from furnishings, Gruppo Treesse moved into the production of bathtubs, which are still its core business, along with multifunctional shower cabins and minipools.”