THE PERFECT BATH
THE PERFECT BATH
Text by Uracha Chaiyapinunt
As people spend more time at home, it becomes apparent how much value the smallest objects can have in increasing our happiness. Even something as minor as a new faucet, shower head, mirror or sconce can make the biggest difference. Nothing lifts the spirit like starting the day in the perfect bath.
Established in 1978 by Barbara Sallick and her husband, American luxury bath brand Waterworks is considered a pioneer in bath design. If you have ever taken a bath in a five-star hotel and found yourself enjoying your morning routine more than usual, chances are, it was because of Waterworks. For more than 40 years now, the brand has worked with renowned designers, including Thomas O’Brien, Gil Schafer and Tim Clarke, and European manufacturers to elevate the bath experience, transforming commonplace objects into works of art. Their wide offerings that range from fittings and fixtures to tiles and textiles allow clients to fully design their bath the way they want it without compromising even on the little things.
“What I think Waterworks has done more than anything else is bring the truest concept of luxury and design to a category that was very utilitarian, principally by showing people the level of quality you can have in that space,” CEO Peter Sallick said. “It’s about feeling that when you go in there, everything you touch and everything you see… you have a relationship with it.”
Those who know the importance of a perfect bath know that it is an expression of personal styles and priorities, and the luxurious focal point of sophisticated interiors. No other room in the house requires as much forethought and planning. Yet those who value the bath also know that this room can improve your quality of living, turning an otherwise mundane experience into a luxurious one.
There is no other room in the house that you visit as frequently or that gives you the same feeling of total privacy like the bath. When created thoughtfully, it can be the most indulgent of spaces, transporting you to a carefree oasis that makes you feel like you’re miles away from home. It is a room that is created just for you: The place you visit first in the morning and before bed. A space for you to enjoy by yourself—be it a quick shower or a nice, long bubble bath. Everything in the bath is designed to give you the ultimate sense of relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation, which makes us wonder: Why wait for a vacation to indulge yourself when you can have your very own sanctuary at home?
The first Waterworks showroom in Asia is now open on Soi Sukhumvit 55. For more information, please call 02 059 7750.