Serpentine outdoor shower by Tom de Vrieze

The Serpentine outdoor shower by Belgian designer Tom de Vrieze for Extremis connects directly to a hosepipe and the water is warmed by the sun.

The shower, designed by de Vrieze in 2005, received the New Classics award from German lifestyle magazine Schöner Wohnen at the imm Cologne international design fair this week.

The shower is opened and closed by raising and lowering the lever on the stem (above).

Imm Cologne, Germany, opened on 14 January and runs until 20 January.

The following info about the shower is from Extremis:


Serpentine by Tom De Vrieze

Serpentine is a stainless steel garden shower with an attractive and practical design. Its added value is reflected in the feather light construction which provides very easy mobility in the garden: you really can place the Serpentine shower wherever you want.

A major advantage is the plug and spray feature. No longer any problems with pressure pumps or permanent constructions, just plug in the hose, open the tap and have a shower. Because the hose is exposed to the sun, the water inside the hose and the Serpentine heats up and has a nice temperature.

Form really follows function here as Serpentine’s shape is reduced to pure functionality.


Posted by Rose Etherington