With the warm summer months streteched out in front of us, there has been a recent influx in outdoor bathing options being introduced onto the market. From elegant shower columns to decadent hot tubs, we round up five of our favorites.
Introduced in a gray colorway during the Salone del Mobile in Milan earlier this year, the freestanding Minipool by Kos caters to those of us short on backyard space. Designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, the pool features an overflowing rim, underwater massage jets and ambient lighting.
Debuted during Maison&Objet in September last year, 2013 marks the official launch of Fermob's striking Pasasia outdoor shower by Spanish design studio Mermelada Estudio. With a tripod-shaped metal frame available in a variety of bright colors (Verbena, Cobalt blue, Nutmeg, Steel Gray and Aubergine), Pasasia features a rain-effect shower head and a teardrop-shaped wooden slat base.
Viennese designers Eoos created the Sundeck pool for Duravit; a luxurious sun lounger that transforms into a bath. Designed for use both indoors and out, the Sundeck can be set up wherever there is a hot water connection.
Cove is the latest outdoor shower design from Oborain, makers of the original pre-fab outdoor shower. Inspired by traditional beach houses from the Eastern seaboard, Cove is constructed of cedar clapboard which will change color as it ages, turning from dark red to a sophisticated gray.
Launched as part of Zuchetti's new outdoor collection in 2012, this portable outdoor shower is the work of bathroom design experts Ludovica+Roberto Palomba. The free-standing steel column design is stripped back to the bare essentials - a sleek arched stem supports a generous rain head, a rubber hand shower and a mixer faucet that allows the use of both cold and hot water.