Bathtubs aren't generally something you think of as high tech but these three tubs are pushing the limits on comfort and design with the use of technology: a wooden tub that looks like marble; a tub with a built in iPod connector; and a skirted tub with panels that connect in seconds. See them after the jump ...
The Sailor free-standing bathtub by Bagno Sasso may look like marble, but is actually hand crafted from precision-cut veneer, cut to the exact millimetre, carefully placed over hand-crafted wood. The warmth of wood will allow you to easily slip into the bath while the marble appearance is clean and sophisticated.
The Vision bathtub from Gruppo Treesse features a minimalist white or black enclosure with see-through plate-glass panels on either side. Built-in are a headrest, hydro-massage, radio and audio jack for an iPod. An option for adjusting the solution in the tub with the addition of saline and essential oil, similar to those used in a real spa, to recreate the experience of a spa.
These "Easy Click" bathtub panels by Duravit turn a traditional bathtub into a modern piece of furniture. The innovative, easy-to-install panels are available for select Duravit tubs and can be removed easily for servicing or to change your look.