Good long soak

Bath brand Kaldewei wasn’t caught napping at the last Sleep event, featuring well in the European Hotel Design Awards. Winner of the Restoration gong was the Peninsula Hotel Paris, whose mannerist touches placed the firm’s indulgent baths at the long end of its elliptical bathrooms. Can’t recall whether it was Borromini or Bernini who was famed for entering on the long axis of ellipse church plans; but whoever it was, here it offers a good run up for anyone’s Eureka moment.


 

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