All too often, designers (and design) get(s) caught up in definitions – constrictive categories limit out-of-the-box ideas and free-thinking innovation. Often a new design idea lies at the intersection of old ones, such as this interior swimming pool design by Kostalia that does not clearly fit the definition of a swimming pool nor that of a soaking tub.
An asymmetrical form, underwater illumination, hidden rim drainage for a flat-to-the-floor modernist appearance and other features make this seem almost like an elegant pool one would find at a luxury spa. However, its residential context and small size make it as comfortable and cozy as a conventional bathtub. Read more »