Day to day life can be so chaotic that it helps to take a step back and return yourself to a state where you are removed from the outside world. Drawing inspiration from childbirth and the calmness and security within the womb, British designer Ben Mazur has come up with a unique bathtub called “Swaybath,” which is filled from the drenching showerhead above the tub, and emptied through a valve in the bottom into a drain below. The calming, gentle movement of the water and subtle swaying, turning motion combined with the embrace of the silicone tub as it molds around you to create a placental hideaway from the outside world. Because the tub is made from silicone, it shapes naturally to the body of the person inside. This causes the volume of the bath to alter according to the size of the person and hence requires less water to fill.
More water can be added to create a more spacious environment by stretching out the bottom and sides, whereas less water creates a more snug and intimate one. The bath stands approximately 7’ 6“ tall and 5‘ in diameter. It is capable of holding up to four times the volume of a traditional bath and the frame being made of oak can support many times this. Due to the nature of the silicone, 20-30% less than a standard bath (60 liters) is still sufficient, making it greener on water usage. The Swaybath is constructed from FSC certified steam bent oak, nickel-plated stainless steel, silicone and heavy duty nylon hanging ropes.