Elegance in Motion.
Supple curves, sleek lines, smooth surfaces, superb detailing. Hideo Shimizu’s long years dedicated to the unstinting pursuit of beauty in bathtub design have upended conventional thinking about how we choose and enjoy these daily portals to comfort. Like a cherished piece of art, a carefully selected designer chair, or even a sought-after sports car, a freestanding HIDEO tub is a proud statement of luxury. It is a conversation piece that elevates the act of bathing to an entirely new level.
Fluid lines and soft, off-white matte finishes rendered by liquid acyrylic resin (LAR) molding technologies characterize this luxury line of freestanding bathtubs. The complex engineering processes of LAR molding have, in designer Hideo Shimizu’s hands, given rise to novel forms that are as bold as they are refined and delicate. Consider, for example, the gentle curvature of each product’s silhouette when viewed from the side. This effortless look marries precision detailing with Shimizu’s singular vision, elevating the bathtub to its rightful position as an exquisite piece of furniture designed for ultimate comfort and relaxation. The compact footprint of his bathtubs belies the roomy expanse one feels when stretched out inside. Elegant curves become supportive rests for the arms and feet, pillowing the body in blissful ease no matter the posture while simultaneously doubling as steps that facilitate ingress and egress. HIDEO, in a word, is freedom.
Supreme HIDEO form resulting from the journey of pursuing utmost comfort for a bathtub. The ultimate final form rendered by sophisticated engineering. The ideals eager to produce luxury furniture with style.
Transformation of the bathtub from utility to furniture marks a fundamental lifestyle shift for bathing. This stance toward home interiors assures furniture status for bathtubs.
The foundation of Hideo Shimizu’s thought process. Overturning convention on the basis of Japanese technology embracing the latest materials and artisanal thinking, in order to impart new forms for soaking in a soothing hot bath.
The ultimate final form of the evolving bathtub is examined still further. There is no endpoint to perpetual energy feeding possibility.
The Zen circle symbolizes the power stored in minimalism and refined, unfettered imaginativeness. Releasing the heart and restoring the natural self.