How does the bathtub design change, using last generation materials?

Interior Design  /  January 29, 2018

The bathtub evolution in history is deeply linked to the habits constantly changing and to the technological progress in the field of materials and production processes.

Until the running water has been introduced in the middle-class houses, in the 19th century, the bathtub was only a wooden or zinc vat, which was filled with hot water when they needed to have a bath, and then put away until next time.

The introduction of a room completely dedicated to personal hygiene and the progress in the production of sanitary appliances, triggered the design evolution of the bathtub: the old vat evolved into an object with an aesthetic value, a wellbeing and status symbol tool for the rising middle-class.

With the spread of the bathrooms, the bathtub finally finds its spot and it starts to have its typical long basin shape, supported by elegant engraved feet.

Blue bathroom with vintage bathtub

This shape remained the same for decades, as well as the material used to build the first industrial bathtubs: from the enameled cast iron to the lighter enameled steel, which allowed the introduction – starting from the 1930s – of built-in and freestanding bathtubs.

These ones marked the temporary decline of the freestanding bathtubs, which was too bulky and not very practical for the functionalist style of the time.

With the introduction of synthetic materials, the freestanding bathtub has recently rediscover its main role, becoming the most important piece of the bathroom. It owes its importance also to the introduction of some original elements mixing together different functionalities such as integrated bookshelves with non-conventional colors such as black.

Mastella Design bathtubs Kelly Book and Vov are an example. This second model boasts a higher resistance compared to the normal bathtubs, thanks to a particular and complex manufacturing process of CristalPlant® available in its white or black version, exclusively realized for Mastella Design: this nanotechnology protects the surface, making it scratch proof and shock-resistant.

Vov Black bathtub in Cristalplant

Vov Black bathtub in Cristalplant


Kelly Book bathtub in Mak Mat

Kelly Book bathtub in Mak Mat

All Mastella Design products represent, in a contemporary and modern way, an object which has functional, aesthetic and well-being aims, thanks to its exclusive design and to the technical features of the new generation materials, the so-called ““solid surface”. Tecnoril®, solid, hygienic, fireproof and UV-Ray resistant, or Ceramilux, in its glossy or matt version, which is highly resistant to thermal shocks, shocks and stains. CristalPlant®, the core material of Mastella Design production, is recyclable and resistant and it has a matt finish similar to the natural stone which makes its surface pleasant to the touch.

Thanks to moulding cast technology, CristalPlant® adapts to any shape and manufactures can have a very low thickness, such as our new freestanding For You bathtub, which has been premiered during the last Cersaie.

New For You bathtub in Cristalplant

New For You bathtub in Cristalplant

Its low weight and its essential volume make this last generation bathtub suitable for small bathrooms. Its design is classic and minimalist at the same time, and it is more attractive thanks to its extremely low thickness, due to the employment of CristalPlant®light. For You perfectly represents the current trends, conceiving the bathtub as a piece of design which is the main character not only in the bathroom, but also in other non-conventional spaces, such as the bedroom.


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