by Nina Mair Architecture + Design
Nina Mair studied architecture at Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence (I) and at the University of Innsbruck (A) and graduated in 2006. In the same year she founded design studio Pudelskern together with two partners, which she managed until 2012. Since 2012 Nina Mair has been working by herself as a product designer and architect in her own studio in Innsbruck. She is known for her narrative design and contemporary style. Her work draws on her passion and enthusiasm for materials, handicraft und various industrial production techniques.
The Shell bathtub is made of genuine, hand-polished and oiled nut wood. It is carved from a solid block of aromatic woodnut using a precision CNC milling machine. The final form is refined, polished and oiled by hand several times. Thanks to extremely high precision and a great love of detail, this concept is at the edge of what is possible – a wooden bathtub cannot be made with any more care. In a close cooperation with Forcher carpentry, Nina Mair developed the Shell bathtub and received the Interior Innovation Award 2015.
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