Design That Appeals to Your Inner Exhibitionist


The Internet offers a space to share our innermost thoughts in real time — every amusing, shocking, and dreadfully boring detail streaming on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram for all to see. While some people want to retreat from the spotlight, there’s no avoiding the fact that this transparency has become part of our everyday lives. Designers are feeding this need to display ourselves by creating exhibitionist-worthy furniture, objects, and more that reveals all to the public eye.

Alexander Zhukovsky brings new meaning to the words “bubble bath.” His suspended bathing bubble offers a unique experience for those who want to get squeaky clean in front of an audience. The spherical tub includes a shower fixture and offers users custom controls for light, humidity, and sound.

Not to be eclipsed in the risqué bathroom bubble world is Pop Up My Bathroom — an inflatable, mobile lavatory project that aims to bring people closer to nature when nature calls. The company created Bathroom Bubble after a poll revealed that people wanted a view from the porcelain throne — but a toilet is one portion of the design that is oddly missing. Instead, Bathroom Bubble contains a chair, tub, and sink. Cross your legs.

There goes the neighborhood thanks to your contemporary, transparent bedroom.

Expose yourself with this mechanical mirror — part surveillance system, part home decor — made from 921 chrome-plated balls that will instantly reflect a person’s image onto its surface.

Monica Bonvicini’s created this public toilet, which is encased in one-way mirrors, across from London’s Tate Britain museum. It was part of a group exhibit called Don’t Miss a Sec — a concept the artist took to the extreme.

This floating sauna was designed by Sami Rintala and a group of students from Västlands Kunstakademie for a town in Norway. The transparent spa floats in the middle of a fjord. There is bench seating and an opening in the floor that allows bathers to take a refreshing dip in the lake after steam therapy. At night, the sauna lights up and resembles a floating lantern.

Imagine an entire home or office constructed with transparent, concrete walls. That’s what Hungarian architect Aron Losonczi did. He invented prefabricated blocks and panels of poured concrete outfitted with optical fibers that transmit light.

We don’t want to know what you’re doing under the table, but ok.

Jason Voorhees will be happy you made his life of serial murder easier by camping in a transparent tent.

MMVArquitecto designed these semi-transparent walls for an office in Portugal. The un-privacy screens surround the reception and waiting areas, and are made from recycled glass panels of varying thickness that are illuminated from behind. The design adds visual interest to a normally bland space, but it’s also — dare we say — pretty sexy.

These contemporary chairs designed by Nina Saunders inspire indecent public acts.

For the literary exhibitionist, a nude bookcase conceived by Spanish artist David Blázquez.

This portable housing unit by Winfried Baumann allows the public to observe your every sleeping moment.

Design firm Hierve created the perfect closet for exhibitionists to display their wears/wares.

Everyone knows cats are the biggest exhibitionists of all. Put your pets on display with the contemporary, tree-like pedestals of Saltato feline lounge furniture.

Convince kitty she’s Internet famous and has a worldwide audience for inappropriate licking and hairballs with an upcycled Apple computer pet bed from Atomic Attic.

Never shower alone with the Aquanatass shower sculpture, designed by artist Hubert Rieber. The curvaceous and contemporary figure is available in bronze, aluminum, and wood.