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Knotty hinoki tub in stock (sold out)

We have a beutiful tub in knotty honoki wood and are giving it away at bargain price:
Please find below a quote for a L1300mm x W700mm x H600mm (external
dimensions) 520mm(depth) natural hinoki bathtub with ledge type frame at short sides:
(See enclosed pictures and pdf drawing)

Click the thumbs below for a larger image.

* * * Sorry, sold out! * * *

ofuro

Japanese bath

soaking tub

1) K grade tub (knotty) : (was 5200 US$) ->3600 US$ (1600 US$ discount!)
2) Packaging: 1450x850x800 wood box: 340 US$
3) Transport: I will ask for a quote for delivery at your door. Please specify also if you are in a hurry (air freight) or you can wait at least 30 days (ocean freight)
Notes:
The tub is new, it was never used, it was displayed in our “showroom” and was wrapped all the time in plastic sheet.
Of course, we can ship world-wide.
Payment conditions: 100% prepaid
We hope you will appreciate this offer and welcome any question you may have.

reference from england 2

I can recommend Bartok Design without reservation. Although the relevant construction project is still underway and I have not used the recently-ordered tub, I have seen it and the workmanship looks excellent. Having lived in Japan, I believe that your client is best served by a hinoki tub, instead of a locally sourced alternative. In our experience, Bartok Design were very co-operative, communicative and easy to work with. Let me know if you require any further information.
Regards,

hinoki tub for Geneve

Japanese soaking

We had some communication problem in the beginning because some mails were captured by the spam filter .
(IN CASE YOU DO NOT HEAR BACK FROM US, SEND A FAX OR CALL US.)
Anyway, once found the problem everything proceeded smoothly and we could ship this hinoki tub, custom size sunoko and accessories in record time.

Every detail such as tub size adjusments, wall joint, floor duckboard modular units were agreed together with the client.

reference from england 1

We just recently acquired the bath from Bartok for a new country house and consequently we have not yet used it, but I have had one in London since about 1995. Mine also came from Japan, from a maker called Kodai (as in, “past era”) who sadly seem themselves to have been consigned to the past, as they appear no longer to be in business.
We found Iacopo and Bartok on the web. He was much less expensive than local tub manufacturers and offered a genuine hinoki product constructed the traditional way, so we did no further comparison shopping. Having seen the tub, I can strongly recommend him. Also, he was very helpful and communicative, which is important because your builder likely will be unfamiliar with the idea and will need information and reassurance. He also sorted out the shipping, so this presents no big obstacle compared to local
alternatives.
My experience with the tub in London might not be representative, because I am there less than half the time and the tub is used only occasionally. As you might know, this is in some ways more wearing for the tub than continuous use, because it is usually quite dry. I think the average life expectancy is about 10 years, but after several years past that, mine still is in good shape.
I think the most important thing is to put the tub in a “wet room” because it will “weep” and the water should be collected and drained. This will enable a proper bathing experience anyway, because you can have showers and taps in the room but outside the tub, as in Japan.
I also strongly recommend incorporating a recirculation system so that you can keep the water hot.
So, you can see that the builder has to be familiar with the concept of a wet room (this is becoming fairly standard technology) and has to know a bit about spa recirculation systems.
For cleaning, Kodai supplied a solvent containing tree oil, which i quite liked, but with their demise I have not been able to find a similar product.
Absent this, when i empty the tub, I wipe it with a towel (no cleaning products) and sand it occasionally. This seems to work well.
My tub is in a reconstructed pre-Victorian house, and i just leave the sash window to the room slightly open. No special ventilation measures.
I hope this helps. I strongly recommend you get the tub and hope you enjoy it.
Regards,
D J

Wood bath-tub installed in Prague

hinoki ofuro

Our client was so kind to send us the photo of installed asnaro bathtub so we are glad to publish it here!
The asnaro wood paneling creates a warm atmosphere, a kind of “other world”, a natural corner.

I am sure here you can forget the cold of central european winters and re-energize body and mind…

I think the local contractor made a great job and the spout was partially recessed inside the wall as planned. Afterall no matter how our cultures may be different, working with wood and loving wood is definately a common heritage.

wabi sabi (II) – tub setting

The tub has been mounted, around is a wide hinoki duckboard.
The stone floor, the ceiling beams…
I can see everywhere passionate details and feel a magic atmosphere…
I am really overwhelmed by the emotions looking at these pictures.
It is central Italy but really feels like Edo period Japan. This is not just because the materials are original, but because the spirit, the concept of the project is authentic.
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In the end, when man respects nature and put care and love in his acts, even different cultures touch and become one. I am sure that people entering in this ofuro will understand something more of the real essence of humanity.

hinoki tub for seattle

wood tub

The wood for this tub was set aside last year, while the client`s house was still on the architect`s drawings!
We kept in touch with them every while and then to adjust the sizes or just for the season`s greetings: I never met the client in person but almost feel like old time friends. I am almost sorry to see the tub go but – who knows – I may visit one day!

Japanese ofuro bath

Grade AB Hinoki bathtub L1300mm x W750mm x H660mm with japanese style tub cover and other accessories.
Considering the long humid season of the pacific coast, the hinoki was upgraded to all quarter sawn lumber. Note the soft parallel lines and the pale pink color…

asnaro tub for singapore

wood ofuro

A squarish (900 x 1000mm – internal dimensions) ASNARO-HIBA tub.
It has a top frame (100×50) and joints are finished with wooden plugs.

Two low benches can be used as a step to get inside or to relax after the bath (this hot-tub is located on a terrace and I guess that the view is stunning!)

packing the tub

Here we are packaging a tub to be shipped by ocean freight.
* One layer of polyethylene sheet to prevent dehidratation and dirt.
* Solid veneer construction for the custom crate to avoid the need for fumigation or (time consuming) custom inspections/quarantine.
Luckily we did not have any problem or damage claim at all so far.

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