Bathtub Carved from a Single Slab of Quartz

Baldi, an Italian company known for manufacturing luxurious home furnishings, made this bathtub. It was carved out of an enormous block of quartz found in Brazil. The tub will set you back over million dollars if you want to own your own:

The huge tub, 2 metres in length and 55cm in height was previously shown in Milan at I Saloni in April 2010 and is carved from a single enormous block of the purest white rock crystal, quarried in the Amazon region of Brazil. The block was discovered in 2006 when Paolo Baldi, father of the company's current CEO Luca Baldi, learned of the existence of this ten-ton block of flawless crystal and had it extracted and transported to Italy intact.

This incredible bathtub is the second to be made from the immense block. The original was shown at Salone del Mobile in 2008 and immediately snapped up by a Russian magnate, but the tub featured in the Harrods window is by no means a replica of the first. Each is unique, though both were sculpted with diamond cuts and left partially rough to expose the natural beauty of the crystal. If you are thinking of snapping up this incredible tub, your pockets may have to be as deep as the quarries it is excavated from as it comes in at £530,000.

Link via Gizmodo | Photo: Luca Bojola

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I wonder how much rainforest they had to clear to get that snazzy looking bathtub. What am I saying, it was probably totally worth it.

Now, if you'll excuse me while I ride my albino rhino skeleton bicycle to work (BinoRhinoSkeloCycle for short).
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