Wardrobe and Sauna Combined: Badkast by Anna van der Lei

Wardrobe and Sauna Combined: Badkast by Anna van der Lei

Badkast was designed by Anna van der Lei and has a few unusual characteristics. It can be used as a wardrobe, being able to accommodate outfits neatly organized on clothes hangers, but it can also serve as an indoor sauna. Here is a description from the designer: The Dutch version of the Finnish sauna. You do not have to have a large garden or a great deal of space to accommodate it: the dressing room and the bathing space are integrated in a single large closet made of larch wood. The specially designed joints expand when they become wet, ensuring that the bath closet remains fully watertight. The wood, taken from a single larch tree, gives out a pleasing pine aroma when the bath is filled. The doors at both the front and the back of the closet can be opened. You hang your clothes above the bath, so they are gently steamed while you are bathing. We salute this idea found on DigsDigs and consider this product quite original. We would be interested to know what you guys have to say regarding its functionality.


  • Merijn February 1, 2011 at 15:56 PMLogin to Reply →

    I saw this at the 2009 Graduation Show of Design Academy Eindhoven (the Netherlands), still love the design

  • dana February 1, 2011 at 16:32 PMLogin to Reply →

    free mold on clothes included

  • Liz February 1, 2011 at 16:47 PMLogin to Reply →

    This is a strange concept. How do the clothes keep from getting damp?

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  • Frida February 2, 2011 at 15:34 PMLogin to Reply →

    But, how is this a sauna though? It’s more like a bathtub and a wardrobe combined. There is no place for hot coals or anything of the sort.

    Original, I’ll give you that, but then again there is a reason why I don’t keep my clothes in my bathroom… :/

  • jhoop February 2, 2011 at 19:21 PMLogin to Reply →

    OMG, thinking out of the box, does not mean: create stupid and impractical things. Worst part is that people really think that is deserves an award.
    Or maybe the worst part is that it is from my own country..

  • Wardrobe And Sauna In One: Clever Or Crazy Design Idea? | Home Dosh - Modern Home and Decor Ideas Online February 10, 2011 at 18:44 PMLogin to Reply →

    […] Yes! A multipurpose furniture design is great but presumably at least functions are in relation with each other like an ottoman and side table in one, bed and sofa in one, and the like. However, I don’t think a sauna and wardrobe in one will look good or function effectively together. However, if you are one of those who need to steam clothes before wearing, this functional sauna and wardrobe in one by Anna van der Lei is ideal, especially if you are having trouble with space. The wardrobe is made of larch wood and has the specially designed joints that expand to keep the bath closet fully watertight when they become wet. -via […]