The shampoo shelf, the glove compartment of the shower is resting place for our various clean up materials. The ubiquitous island upon which truly after the invention of the modern bathroom is the place where civilization begins. The dirty truth about it is that as important as the place upon which the soap and shampoo rest, the shampoo shelf is not a design feature.
A properly designed shampoo shelf should be functional enough to hold the daily clean up materials we need as well as blend seamlessly into the ‘designed’ environment. More specifically, it is an amenity, not a design feature. It is not a place to store things, it is a place for things to rest that we use on a daily basis. Recessed, corner or surface mounted the shampoo shelf should enhance the bathing and showering experience holding the possibility of yet another fresh start.