Horizontal Showers: Good Idea or Great Idea?

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Not since chips met gravy has there been such an awesome pairing as showering and lying down as offered by Dornbracht's new Horizontal Shower unit. It's perfect for someone, like myself, who can barely remain standing in the morning.

First unveiled at a trade show in Basel, Switzerland a few weeks ago, the shower looks like a tanning bed mounted to the wall, but features an array of showerheads controlled by the company's Ambiance Tuning Technique system. Think of it as an inverted version of the Bellagio's fountains, as the various showerheads can be programmed and choreographed to cycle through different intensities and water temperatures.

But they don't need all those fancy-schmancy stress relieving features to sell me on the idea. It's a shower I don't have to stand, or at the least prop myself up against the wall, to use. It has all the lazy benefits of taking a bath, without sitting in dirty water that gets lukewarm in a couple of minutes. I just know it's going to cost a small fortune (not including installation) but sorry about your future kids, I need this and I need this now. [Dornbracht via Archello]