(jiří macek) Even though many Czech bathrooms have recently undergone interesting changes, they are still not the real thing, in my opinion. They still represent a separated part of the apartment, usually windowless, which has nothing in common with swimming in a lake or a river. Anna van der Lei sees Dutch bathrooms in the same way and presents a solution to this problem.
Anna van der Lei studies at the Design Academy in Eindhoven; therefore, it is no surprise that she tried to give a new design not only to the bathroom, but also to the entire ritual of the bath as both a physical and spiritual purge. Space is the key element. For this reason, Anna van der Lei decided to erase the cramped dimensions of a closed space and endow the BadKst bathroom with the form of an independent object that the users can place wherever they like. The bathroom is equipped with a lot of wood, much like a Finnish sauna, and can be used in a similar way. One can open the door and go to bed across the garden. This would be perfect, especially in summer.