For some Kiwis, the phrase ‘bathroom in a box’ is likely to evoke childhood memories of camping holidays and family baches where the ablutions block was spartan at best, and downright primitive at worst.
A group of French designers have quite a different idea. Handcrafted of solid oak, La Cabine is produced by Line Art for La Fonction. From the outside, La Cabine appears to be a piece of bespoke cabinetry, minimalist in detailing. Inside is a wealth of modern functionality, including LED lighting with a presence sensor, three electrical outlets, a USB plug and an iPhone dock. Eight shelves provide ample space to hold and display all manner of ointments and unguents, while three drawers keep the grooming appliances out of sight. Towel rails, a soap dish and a storage box complete the set-up.