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introduction

Japanese soaking tubA BATHROOM WITH A VIEW:
there is only one way to wash away the stress
and toxins of our technological world:
going back to simplicity.
Our recipe for full relaxation and well being is
ONE BATH A DAY: as long as you do it surrounded
by natural materials, in an aromatic mist of fresh
fragrances and healing oils.
Simple is Heaven for body and mind.
hinoki bath tub and accessories ready for shipping ->

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You might enjoy a big car or spacious home: you will be surprised how pleasing can be to spend hours in a 3 square meter room. Even in a very compact 160x160cm bath-unit, where you can be completely surrounded by nature and soothing natural scents is enough to make the most of your relaxing time. You might read a book while soaking in the warm water or just enjoy a serene landscape out of the window, you will come out rejuvaneted, relaxed, healed. No doubt about it. You find it difficult to imagine? Please take a look at our introductory page.

This miracle is called hinoki bath. We are in contact with several craftsman in Japan who are producing hinoki bath-tubs for generations.
They are built with care, professionality and passion. And they are more affordable than the products offered by larger factories, loaded by sales commissions and promotional costs.

The main differences in using a craftman are: your bath-tub will be handmade, custom as per your specification, using the best quality material. And it will be cheaper than industrial
ones. Bartok design offers you this option that is not normally on the market and definately not available to overseas customers.

But you will need to make some choices. Scrolling down the page, you will be able to consider:

  1. the type of wood
  2. the pattern (cut)
  3. the size and shape of the tub
  4. the accessories

The reasulting bathtub is the one that matches your needs and taste.
Please submit us the quotation form so we can prepare a personalized cost estimate without any obligation from your side. Let`s start:

type of wood

hinoki wood

HINOKI (Chamaecyparis obtusa)
durability and sublime fragrance

Hinoki means literally "tree of fire" as it was used antically to spark a fire, thanks to its dry nature. As hinoki has an excellent dimensional stability and durability, it has been since ever the first choice when it comes to the bearing structure of a house. Still today hinoki is widely used in construction, expecially for the parts which are connected with the "life and soul" of the building: columns and foundations. The grain is very compact and prevents the penetration of insects. Please find more details in the introductory pages.

asnaro wood

ASNARO/HIBA (Thujopsis dolabrata)
superior resistance to water and insects

Hinoki means literally "tree of fire" as it was used antically to spark a fire, thanks to its dry nature. As hinoki has an excellent dimensional stability and durability, it has been since ever the first choice when it comes to the bearing structure of a house. Still today hinoki is widely used in construction, expecially for the parts which are connected with the "life and soul" of the building: columns and foundations. The grain is very compact and prevents the penetration of insects. Please find more details in the introductory pages.

Which one to choose?

Consider that straight hinoki is the most beautiful because of white-pink color and elegant grain. On the other hand its candity will show earlier the signs of time and of use.

When our clients are in doubt, we recommend Asnaro wood. Its color is a warm straw-color and any stain, scrath will be less visible. Asnaro is also the most resistant against thermites. Lastly, if you like the knotless look but want to find a cheaper alternative, Asnaro wood is actually available only in the knotless variety. (Note that Asnaro is cross-grained cut and not straight-grained cut like hinoki)

cut of wood

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YASURAGI

The planks have knots. This does not affect the performance of the product and is more affordable costwise. Knotty wood is also believed to contain more aromatic oils. When the bathtub is skillfully assembled considering the pattern of the knots, it reinforces the confortable "woody" atmosphere.

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YUTORI

The trunk is cut diagonally to avoid knots.The planks exhibit the long, elegant, pure grain of hinoki without imperfections. This cut is the most appreciated in Japan even though the subtle grain becomes more difficult to perceive with the passing of years.

sizes & layout

wood tub

SUEOKI type
The bathtub is positioned on the floor in such a way that the wooden front is exposed. This solution is preferred when also the walls are finished in wood or just to enhance the elegant simplicity of the space. See the details for more info.

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UMEKOMI type
The bathtub is recessed and it is mostly visible the inside rather than the outside. This solution may be slightly and limits the cleaning and maintenance to the interior surface. See the details for more info.

soaking tub

CUSTOM type
Any size, from family to pool type. Any shape including round, oval, poligonal etc.


For your reference, common sizes(*) are:
(see also the standard tub sizes pricelist)
We can build any size as per your specification at no extra cost, please inquire.
S1) 0900L x 0700W x 690H
S2) 1000L x 0700W x 690H
S3) 1100L x 0700W x 690H
S4) 1200L x 0750W x 660H
S5) 1300L x 0750W x 660H
M6) 1400L x 0750W x 666H
M7) 1500L x 0750W x 616H
L8) 1800L x 1000W x 616H
R9) 1400φ x 750H

(*) sizes (mm) are external

ofuro price list

Our policy is to produce custom ofuros freshly after your order.
This way we do not have to use a lot of space to store the stock and do not have to immobilize capital for ready-to-ship products.

The customer`s advantage is a reasonable price, maker-to-client and the possibility to adapt the tub to your needs and bathroom sizes, up to the milllimeter!

For this reason, feel free to ask us a custom quotation. We are at your disposal!

This said, If you just want to have a quick reference or compare with standard sizes of different makers, please refer to the chart below. Again, this is just for reference, always ask for a final quotation as we may be able to make better conditions according to the season of the year and the material we have in stock.

Click on the image below to download the pdf version.


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