Kitka wants: Hinoki Bathtubs!

August 31st, 2009


We are currently obsessing over Japanese hinoki bathtubs, the light wood contrasted against concrete, or among a white bathroom is so beautiful. (Trenir)

hinoki c-1-house-12

Bathroom from the C1 house by Gwenael Nicolas from Curiosity, and Tomoyuki Ustumi from Milligram Studio.


To go along with your Hinoki tub, you might as well create a Hinoki slatted shower matched with white faucet and stool.

sieger design

I love this beautiful white bathroom hardware from Sieger Design. I’m kind of tired of chrome faucets, they get so dirty so quickly and they show soap scum and hard water. I should probably just suck it up and clean the bathroom but I’d rather have the illusion of cleanliness and opt out for white.


I think this may be the way to go, the good old fashioned round soaking tub (Materialicious)
via Remodelista


A round bathtub by Bartok Designs, which was founded by Italian architect Iacopo Torrini who’s been exporting Hinoki bath tubs since 2002. The tubs are produced with hinoki wood from the Kiso Valley, and can range in price anywhere between $3000 to $5000.


Some more detailed images of the different options Bartok offers, I love the joints they use on their tubs, they have an amazing craftsmanship which definitely warrants the big price tag.

Most of us can’t make the investment to ship a hand made bath from Japan all the way to North America, but all is not lost. There is a wonderful line of Hinoki wooden accessories that are available for a very decent price.

Below is a beautiful Hinoki bathmat, we want one for the cottage bathroom! $40 from Canoe
hinoki bath1

Hinoki bath2

This Hinoki tissue dispenser is really handy, $35 Canoe

I really love Hinoki tubs for interior bathrooms, but I am also pretty keen on retro cedar tubs for the outdoors. An American company called Snorkel still produces these tubs which are heated by wooden stoves. I really love this idea since you can choose when you want to take a dip without using too much energy.

Honestly, I just want to be as happy as this guy:


He is rocking my world right now.


Janis Joplin enjoying her tub.


Kee Kee wants to come in the tub.


If you get a hot tub, you get to party with all these chicks. If that’s not incentive, I don’t know what is.

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