Still Searching for the Perfect Bathmat
Sandie Maxa


I would love to buy this bathmat by Dutch designer, Hella Jongerius. Browsing her site for textiles, I unexpectedly came across a photo of the Bathroommat and proclaimed it perfect. It is stylish, simple and appears to allow wet feet to grip the surface, although unfortunately it is no longer for sale. A disappointing Google search told me that it was designed in 1993 and now rests in the collection of the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Netherlands.

This product is everything I've been searching for in a bathmat, but cannot find amongst the shelves of flower- and starfish-patterned mats at familiar American retailers like Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond. The Bathroommat's blue dots hide suction cup scum (always a good idea -- camouflaged scum allows for a more flexible cleaning schedule) and the symmetrical pattern of dots would be calming to early-morning eyes. Currently, the mat I have is freakishly long. In an effort to find one that was free of useless embellishments I choose a clear mat that only came in one size -- XLong. The Bathroommat looks like it would be perfect for my two size 6 feet.