Showering in a Loop
May 21, 2012
Extreme Shower Showdown! Following the debut of the horizontal shower (exactly what it sounds like) by Dornbracht, a new crazy conceptual shower device has entered the fray. Called the “Loop”, the unit encircles you in a fusillade of water jet streams, barraging you from nearly all angles at various pressures. A large shower head embedded in the top of the loop dispels water down on the standing user, while three spouts on either side take aim at the upper and lower body. Designed by Italian fixture maker Idiha to be flexibly used indoors and outside, the shower is described as a multi-sensory “system”, one comprised of calibrated parts synchronized to provide a soothing shower experience. The site text, as filtered through Google Translate and DVice, is chock-full of cosmic notions of geometrical “harmony”, space-time differentiality, and “emotional” resonances. Whatever you say about it, I’m pretty sure it’s expensive. Let’s hope there’s not (is?) a promotional video.