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Warm stone by Ken Tchikaya

Warm stone

Photo by Lisa Klappe

‘Warm Stone’ brings a touch of sensual bathing rituals from around the world, like the Turkish hammam, the Finnish sauna and the Japanese onsen, to our private bathrooms. This heated bench, made out of larch wood and bluestone, offers a pleasant place to lie down. The integrated heating system warms the top stone, which eases both body and mind. “I want to transform the western bathroom into an island of wellbeing, where you can spend quality time,” says Ken Tchikaya. “My design is meant to transform the process of bathing into a mindful experience that stimulates the senses.”

Ken Tchikaya