The horizontal shower also has a bunch of cool controls, with massaging programs, "rainfall" patterns, and the ability to send different water temperatures out of shower heads at the same time. Granted, you'd need a rather sizable bathroom for this thing, and installing it might cost more than our rent. But if we were fielding a fantasy bath-time team, you can bet this shower would be one of our first-round picks.
If you're so groggy in the morning that you can hardly stand up (or just really love the Vichy showers at spas), German luxury fixture brand Dornbracht has come up with something just for you: the horizontal shower. At the Swissbau 2012 in Basel in January, the company presented this gorgeous shower, which is designed to have the user lie down on the platform instead of performing more traditional standing ablutions. It looks incredibly relaxing, and we're not sure that it wouldn't put us right back to sleep, but it's still an excellent idea.