March 4th, 2009

BadKast is a combination of a bath and a closet. Anna van der Lei was inspired by the Finish saunas who have 2 rooms, the sauna itself and a dressing room. You can open the doors on both sides and place this piece of furniture anywhere you want.

Bath Cabinet by Anna van der Lei

photo by Rene van der Hulst

12 Responses to “BadKast”

  1. Hugo Says:

    Sorry, but this is stupid. It doesn’t work as either a bath or a closet, so it’s basically another of these typical Dutch selfinvolved, useless objects. This is bad design.

  2. Niek Says:

    You should see it for real…
    It’s BEAutiful,
    very nice idea!

  3. Hugo Says:

    Giotto’s Scrovegni Chapel is beautiful. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kaufmann house is beautiful, the Gehry Wiggle Chair is beautiful, Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony 1, op9 is beautiful.

    This is rubish.

  4. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    Hugo, everyone can have its own opinion right?
    I think BadKast is an interesting conceptual design, nothing more nothing less.

  5. Hugo Says:

    True, but I assumed that the Dieter Rams commandments you posted are a more or less common backbone to our thought on design, along with the Eames maniphest, Loos’s essay and others. That’s a common ground that allows us not only to form, but to share our opinions and to do so in a clear, unequivocal way.
    On judging this or other objects, some criteria must be used, and as most of your selections are interesting beyond mere humour, I felt this one fell outrageously short of the mark.

  6. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    You have a point Hugo. But if I would only post things that are inline with those manifests, there wouldn’t be much to see here.
    Anna van der Lei is a student at the Design Academy Eindhoven, which might explain the more art & conceptual side of this object.

  7. Hugo Says:

    Having lived there, I guessed she was Dutch a mile away. Why the enphasis on Dutch design, anyway?

  8. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    Dutch design is excellent!
    But if you would show me 10 student projects, I guess would be able to say which students come from the Design Academy.

  9. Hugo Says:

    OK, let’s leave this one aside. We’ll (if you let me) continue this debate on another work along the road?

  10. Niek Says:

    It is a bit strange to compare work of a student with such great names…

  11. mark Says:

    It looks nice and natural.

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