Client: American Standard

We were invited by American Standard, the then owner of Ideal Standard to design a big range of bathtubs for the US market, we settled on sine curves as our design theme.

Through full size blue foam modelling of eight bathtubs we designed the range over an intensive five month period. Our colleagues from the States visited almost monthly, we provided paper boiler suits and they got into the models to check the ergonomics.

This is the Rondo bath, our favourite of the designs, the ‘grab bar’ is part of a helix and provides assistance from outside and inside the bath. It is hollow and made by gas filled injection moulding. It fully captures our ambition to combine function, affordability and beauty.