A bathroom was once a functional place in which to wash. Now, perhaps more than any other room, it embodies modern lifestyle aspirations. With an experience of over 30 years, Bathrooms International have recently launched their luxury stone bath, The Papillon that retails for a staggering $57,000. This bespoke freestanding bath is exquisitely hand carved from a large block of stone by master craftsmen.
The individual character of the rock as well as the inspiration of the mason transforms the bath into a unique sculpture. It is hand-carved from Carrara marble, black granite or limestone, weighs 800kg (1,763lb) – it can be used only on the ground floor. Recognized as the leading bathroom showroom, Bathrooms International are based on Pont Street in Belgravia, London and also deal in beautiful taps made from lalique crystal, horn, ebony and hand painted porcelain.