Custom woodwork and exotic tiles create an exotic Moorish tub.
Elaborate, unique and as cozy as a canopy bed, the tub in this bathroom has a unique and unforgettable style. The late Paris-based designer Alberto Pinto created it for a villa in Tunisia. Placing the tub in an elaborate niche, Pinto wrapped Moroccan tiles, with a small geometric, pattern around three walls. Moroccan tiles are always highly decorative and these are no exception. While the color is subdued and somewhat neutral with browns and dark blues, the tile providing pattern and a wonderfully tactile surface in the bathroom. Moroccan tiles are glazed and light reflecting.
The tub was set into a wood base with marble decking. Then, over the deck a pavilion of sorts was erected. Three tiers of shelves support an elaborately carved, Moorish fantasy arch painted wood arch. While the shelves are ample enough to hold all the necessities, the entire concoction is amusing. Canopy details include charming pierced anthemia floral designs and half-trellis slats. Meanwhile, the tub filler with ‘telephone” spray feels as French as croissants — no surprise in an area of the world that still speaks French.
(Source: Alberto Pinto)
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