Craftsperson Nathie Katzoff uses his background in ship woodworking and restoration to create striking wooden bathtubs. With his team at NK Woodworking & Design, he produces custom pieces that mimic vessels you’d find on the sea—although this time, they contain the water.
The variety of designs, culminating in The Lotus Bath Collection, are crafted from sustainable domestic and exotic hardwood and assembled in their Seattle, Washington studio. Using a variety of toned wood strips, the variegated bathtubs become a statement-making part of any loo. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, but each piece is finished in the same way so that there is a barrier between the wood and water. This allows for use at extremely hot or cold temperatures without it affecting the handiwork.
Each wooden bathtub is made to fit your space and takes three to four months to build. With such high-quality materials as well as the extreme care and consideration put into each piece, be prepared to splurge; they have a price tag of $30,000. But when you consider that the company is known for its award-winning staircases—and those can cost seven figures—it makes their spectacular tubs relatively inexpensive by comparison.