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April 25, 2006

Glass Bathtubs -- for the Daring

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I have been on the look out for glass bathtubs for the last six months. We found one by Hungary's Prisma Studio some time back -- but had trouble reaching the US distributor because of an outdated website. But that's been resolved. They are alive and well and based out of Georgia. Then, at the KBIS show, we spied Le Cob Bath (short for the famed architect Le Corbusier). No, it wasn't designed by him, rather by Joseph Licciardi for Omvivo, an Australian firm.

When we first saw the Prizma Studio bath, we loved the all glass tub, which is really a glass chaise inside a glass surround, and envisioned the tub on a pebbled floor, so one could skinny dip in a virtual stream. Le Cob, with its Corian "chaise" and glass surround, exudes a different feel. Water slips over the edge into a stainless overflow drain pan that can be filled with -- you guessed it -- pebbles. In this case, I might suggest colored glass.

While the tubs might be the ultimate in minimalism -- the price isn't. The Prizma Studio tub retails around $8000, while Le Cob is $22,000.

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i like the back/neck support (reminds me of a little bath lounge i used inside my baby's first little infant bath tub when her neck muscles were weak), but the leg bar (for under your knees?) would limit you from stretching out + wouldn't the weight of your feet make all the water rush out? i'd have to try it, but it doesn't look very practical or comfortable for your legs or for 2 adults or for kids.

Posted by: mod*mom | Apr 26, 2006 1:42:11 AM

That looks like the single most uncomfortable bath tub I've ever seen! Where do your legs go? At/above head level?

Posted by: David | May 8, 2006 4:09:01 PM

how in god's name do you get out of this thing? i can see myself trapped in there forever, turning into a prune...

Posted by: Kat | May 10, 2006 11:34:00 AM

Check out the photo of the hungarian-american clear glass tub at www.prizmastudio.com.
It's designed with ergonomical man model to be comfortable. Even Le Corbusier would feel good in that tub. And you can take a shower aswell. It has an anti slip central flat part.
Some corrections: (Prizma LLC. - www.prizmastudio.com.)
The company existed in the past few years aswell, the link was wrong. The price starts from ~6000 USD.

Posted by: Eniko | Jul 18, 2006 6:54:26 PM

Maybe, this glass bathtub is come from china.

http://davidxie0757.blog.china.alibaba.com

Posted by: Betop | Sep 22, 2007 2:49:38 AM

great design,but hard to produce and expensive to end users.i think it will be very popular in coming years when the production technology improves.

Posted by: aha | Oct 11, 2007 10:18:20 PM

We have a tub similar to this for $3300. Our website is www.TheTubConnection.com 877-795-5684

Posted by: Leland | Nov 6, 2007 5:18:47 PM

Although we do not carry this model we do however carry a number of modern bath tubs that you may find interesting at reasonable prices, Please visit www.bathtubsfactorydirect.com

Posted by: Ron | Dec 20, 2007 12:06:49 AM

I REALLY LIKE THIS BATH TUB AND AM CURRENTLY IN AN INTERIOR DESIGN CLASS AND DESIGNING A VERY MODERN HOUSE THAT THIS WOULD LOOK GREAT IN HOWEVER I CAN'T FIND THE DIMENSIONS COULD SOMEONE PLEASE SEND ME THE SPECS OF THIS PARTICULAR BATH TUB PLEASE

THANK YOU
KARI

Posted by: KARI | Apr 11, 2008 3:45:36 PM

I REALLY LIKE THIS BATH TUB AND AM CURRENTLY IN AN INTERIOR DESIGN CLASS AND DESIGNING A VERY MODERN HOUSE THAT THIS WOULD LOOK GREAT IN HOWEVER I CAN'T FIND THE DIMENSIONS COULD SOMEONE PLEASE SEND ME THE SPECS OF THIS PARTICULAR BATH TUB PLEASE

THANK YOU
KARI

Posted by: KARI | Apr 11, 2008 3:45:42 PM

Please quote me for one of the glass tubs shown in your add. It would need to be delivered to Camarillo, Ca.

Posted by: Richard Dawson | Jul 15, 2008 10:05:23 AM

We are manufacter of glass bathtub from China.
Our wet site is WWW.CLEANLAX.COM.CN
please visit it for more detail information.
Echo

Posted by: echo | Oct 6, 2008 10:14:22 PM

We are the only one who produce the glass bathtub in China, please visit www.cleanlax.com.cn for the photos and the information of the bathtub.
If you would like to know the price of it, please feel free to contact me on echo-go@163.com
Thanks
Echo
+86-757-22802767
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MSN:echo-go@hotmail.com
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Posted by: cnc router | Mar 14, 2009 2:38:24 AM

Le Cob Bath has been chosen for many exclusive homes and resorts over the years and is now considered an iconic design.

You will find a few copies around these days, however like most innovative designs, there is nothing quite like the original!

Le Cob Bath is hand made in Australia from Corian and 19mm glass. The bath is often selected to create a feature in contemporary bathrooms and offers a suprisingly comfortable and unique bathing experience.

To see the complete Omvivo collection, for further information or to find a distributor, please visit www.omvivo.com

Posted by: Omvivo | Apr 22, 2009 11:33:38 PM

While the tubs might be the ultimate in minimalism -- the price isn't. The Prizma Studio tub retails around $8000, while Le Cob is $22,000. oh come on...

Posted by: microgaming casinos | Nov 5, 2009 3:27:32 PM

That's a bit too revealing for me.. though it does look really nice. It seems the most amazing bathroom items are always the hardest to find.

Posted by: jb | Sep 13, 2010 9:39:01 PM

Glass bathtubs are VERY nice to look at, however when it comes to usage and maintenance -- the cleaning required after use can be quite a pain in the rear. The glass will show any soap residue left behind.

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