Villeroy & Boch Bathtub Soaked in Swarovski Crystals

By Paul Joseph

For some, a splash of bubble bath and an incense candle is about as decadent as a soak in the tub gets.

But German interiors and ceramics company Villeroy & Boch has taken bathroom opulence to a whole new level with the creation of a bath studded with Swarovski crystals.

Along with the Squaro Presige Bath, the company has also created a washbasin similarly awash with Swarovski trinkets.

Designed by Steve Leung, the Crystals Editions has been inspired by Shan Shui, a traditional form of Chinese landscape painting featuring mountains, rivers and waterfalls. Each of the Octagon and Squaro Crystals Editions includes a leather clad bath and a basin that is supported by a pedestal which is further emblazoned with over 6000 crystals of 5, 10 and 15 mm sizes.

Each of the hand-finished Xirius Rose crystals are individually applied to the object d’art bath tub and the octagonal basin.

Both the bath tub and basin are freestanding pieces – though we’d recommend sitting down when hearing the price, which has not yet been announced.

Swarovski was founded in Austria in 1895. Last month the company announced an on-going collaboration with German fashion brand Karl Lagerfeld, with two collections promised each year.                                                                                  

By Paul Joseph