New “Nahho” flotation tub with ancient roots.
July 28th, 2011
The special forte of the EOOS design group is drawing on archaic models to create new designs. They apply poetic analysis to transform their inspiration into cutting-edge high-tech products. This approach has spawned numerous bathroom wellness products exuding strong emotional appeal. Their latest design is the “Nahho” flotation tub for bathroom manufacturer Duravit. This new product follows the EOOS tradition whereby wellness always involves a special gesture.
Stretch out and drift away
This time, the gesture involves lifting a flap to immerse oneself in a whole new bathing experience – floating. The user is able to enjoy the feeling of weightlessness as he or she drifts into a state of total relaxation. The name “Nahho” is intended to encapsulate this experience – the word derives from Old High German for “dug-out canoe”. Specific requirements have to be met, in order to float in a bathtub as if in a dug-out. The most important prerequisite is a totally relaxed, that is, totally stretched out posture. For this purpose, Nahho features a special headrest which has been inspired by the “bushman” neck rest. “Bushmen” were used in Ethiopia in earlier times, in order to raise the head from the ground while sleeping and to provide protection from pests and vermin. On the basis of this archaic model, the designers have created a modern bushman featuring an organic curvature which gently nestles the bather’s neck, thereby keeping the body above water. Those who prefer to have their ears underwater can simply remove the lower part of the bushman and slide down further into the bathtub.
A searchable and comprehensive guide for specifying leading products and their suppliers
Keep up to date with the latest and greatest from our industry BFF's!
Natural forms meet technological sophistication to produce GH Commercial’s Pattern Perfect® Native Collection of carpets. Step inside the factory to see how local flavours inform the design.
Living Edge definitely has the edge when it comes to supplying furniture for the education sector. With a plethora of brands and collections at their fingertips, Living Edge provides the perfect solution for any learning environment.
Explore the radical new organisation strategy which accommodates for the hybrid future of work.
The workplace has changed – and it will continue to evolve. With dynamism at the heart of clients’ requirements, architects and designers at leading practices such as Elenberg Fraser are using and recommending Herman Miller’s OE1 products for the future workplace.
Inspired by Robin Boyd’s small homes service of the 1950s, The Nightingale Model is crafting a new vision for residential developments and city living going forward.
Interstudio recently threw a party to officially relaunch it’s newly renovated Melbourne showroom.
For nearly 80 years, Caroma has continuously redefined our relationship and understanding of the simple wet space. We chat to industrial designer, Luke Di Michiel on the Elvire Collection by Caroma.
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
Bosch partners with The Multi-Residential Building category at the 2023 INDE.Awards and there is synergy and understanding of the forward-thinking design required to make a stand out project.
It all starts with context and materiality for Japanese architect and designer, Keiji Ashizawa, whose work can be defined by harmonised details through an emphasis on simplicity and curated collaboration.
Fashion festival season is almost upon us and this year a consortium of design, property and construction firms is putting its support behind First Nations designers on the Urban Oasis Runway at PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival.