Birth of the hammock bath
Chatting to to interior designer Nataliya Lloyd about how it all began for Splinterworks, Miles explains how he and co-founder Matt Withington were approached by a company that manufactured carbon fibre components for racing cars.
Looking for something new to make using their technical machinery in between racing seasons, Miles and Matt played around with carbon fibre, wondering what this versatile material – which is fabric in its original form – would lend itself to. Its ability to go from cloth to one of the strongest but lightest materials in the world, gave them the inspiration to use it to create a bath tub that replicated a relaxing hammock.
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“It was a labour of love really. It took a lot longer than we ever thought, and about two years to get to the point of having a prototype!”