Object of Desire: La Cabine

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La Cabine is reminiscent of a boat's cabin, with all the high-tech amenities you could need for a complete grooming experience.

La Cabine is reminiscent of a boat’s cabin, with all the high-tech amenities you could need for a complete grooming experience.

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Closed up, La Cabine appears like a straight-forward solid oak wardrobe.

Closed up, La Cabine appears like a straight-forward solid oak wardrobe.

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Clean lines and modern functionality.

Clean lines and modern functionality.

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A hook is included on the side of La Cabine for dressing gowns or towels.

A hook is included on the side of La Cabine for dressing gowns or towels.

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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.  


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