Take the Plunge
Edited by Craig Kellogg -- Interior Design, 4/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
Shimoda Design Group's demonstration loft at NeoCon West 2005 literally took the tub out of the bath—out of bathrooms, that is.
In a corner of the L.A. Mart, firm principal Joey Shimoda and project architect Susan Chang erected a combination home-office-spa-lounge. They clad Toto's drop-in tub with glass mosaic tiles, and, above it, hung a sculptural canopy of whitewashed Baltic birch plywood. The fin-shape slats are meant to define a cocoonlike atmosphere.
Designers also covered a corner banquette in statuary marble. Spherical Dioscuri lamps perched on its top. These supplemented the glow contributed by the tub's underwater color-changing LEDs.