If you have $47,200 burning a hole in your pocket, you can't do much better than the Red Diamond bathtub. Complete with built-in massager, computer-controlled heat, automatic disinfection, retractable LCD TVs, and the obligatory champagne holder encrusted with crystals. Created by WaterGamesTechnologies.
From luxury tub maker Laguna, Switzerland, come the Laguna Spa and Pearl tubs. The Spa tub comes with an outer rim of pebbles, which allows the water to trickle gently downward, creating a soothing sound effect.
Just by looking at these two tubs, I'm instantly relaxed and in a Zen trance. The Oriental and Wish tubs are offered by German designer KÄSCH and have overflow edges, which create a tranquil and soothing sound while bathers splash around. They're a perfect fit for bathrooms like these two, and really, who doesn't have an eight-hundred-square-foot bathroom?
This one must have been inspired by the movie Cocoon or a coffin. When you enter it, the door closes and creates an "energy cocoon" to fight stress and help you lose weight. It offers steam, infrared sauna, aromatherapy, vibration, and hydrotherapy. Cheaper than years of therapy? Perhaps. Bonus: fill with liquid nitrogen for home-based cryogenics. Offered by Neoqi, Estonia.
Art or bath? Who cares? This bathtub is sure to confuse your next houseguest and cause motion sickness. Created by Japanese designer Tetsuya Nakamura, these tubs range in price from $13,000 to $26,000 each. Enter at your own risk; these things look slippery!
Surround yourself with 360 LED lights in a soothing shallow bathtub called Nirvana. This tub features an electronic tap, a built-in temperature readout, and a hand shower activated by waving your hand. Have a rave in your tub; just add techno music and some strong drugs! Created by Bathroom Design, Thailand.
This handy Jacuzzi, called a SPAcer, folds up like a Murphy bed, allowing for use in smaller bathrooms. Inspired by the shape of two raindrops, designer Dominik Chojnacki’s creation will look right at home on the farm or in your rustic country house. Please don’t flip it up when it’s in use.
The Tub-E electronic bathtub makes quite a statement, available in stainless or copper, complete with pinhole LED lights. With room for two, the deep tub features auto-fill and auto-clean features and can offer cannibals another pot to boil their dinner in.