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Superior soaking begins with a Volcanic Limestone tub
House of Rohl’s Victoria + Albert ‘Amiata’ collection offers levels of Etruscan indulgence
In partnership with Maison Rohl
Named after an extinct volcanic mountain sacred to the Etruscans, the award-winning “Amiata” collection by Victoria + Albert pays homage to ancient bathing traditions.
In the 6th century BC. AD, the Etruscans would have invented the concept of modern bathing. Basking in the hot springs and natural pools of Umbria and Tuscany, pleasure-seeking ancient Italians regarded their extended bathing hours as a manifestation of the divine, cleansing and strengthening their bodies via the mystical and thermal powers of the water.
Volcanic limestone ‘Amiata’ bathtub
Taking the past into the present, the “Amiata” collection is made from volcanic limestone, an extraordinarily durable stone that is both beautiful and tactile. Inspired by this material and the geological history of Mount Amiata, and seeking to combine innovation, functionality and beauty, the design studio of Meneghello Paolelli Associati worked with Victoria + Albert to create a tub that is neither concave nor convex , but an elegant balance of the two.
Luxuriously deep and molded to the body to encourage Etruscan comfort levels, the âAmiataâ evokes the past, while being resolutely contemporary.
The tub exterior takes on even more fun with color options including a special trio of palettes – Light Industrielle, Dune Retreat and Wavelengths – created in a unique partnership between Victoria + Albert and the editor. by Wallpaper *, Sarah Douglas. Each palette uses the colors of the brand’s RAL range to offer vibrant and original patterns for bathtubs and bathrooms. We think of floral yellows, sky blues, earth tones of Umbria and reds of Etruscan pottery. Â§