#antoniolupi is pleased to announce that Mayday has been selected by the permanent Design observatory ADI - Associazione per il Disegno Industriale -Association for Industrial Design- for the publication on the ADI Design Index 2018, the first volume of the biennial cycle collecting the Italian excellence in the design production, a pre-selection to compete for the prestigious Compasso dOro Award 2020. Characterized by an ironic and playful language, the single-lever mixer, designed by Gi-Ra Design, formally reinterprets the typical alarm button and turns it into a wall-mounted tap. A design approach that changes the way of interacting with the object: the water is no longer opened by raising a lever as in traditional single-lever mixer model, but by pulling/pressing a large colored button. The project intends to plays on the reversal of uses and meanings: an element usually associated with an emergency situation and you interact with only in extreme cases is turned into a call for “help” command in everyday life. Mayday can be installed in various remote wall configurations and thus adaptable to a wide range of uses: sink taps, shower head, hand shower. "Being selected among the protagonists of Italian Design, knowing that our Mayday is among the best products that stand out for originality, innovation, materials used, respect for the environment, usability and interaction is undoubtedly a source of pride for all of us", says Andrea Lupi, CEO of antoniolupi, "but it is certainly also an important recognition for the activity of our company, which has always been a leader in the constant research and development of innovative solutions for the bathroom world". #ADIDesignIndex2018
Once again Paolo Ulian, sensitive and poetic designer and artist, could express the essence of a difficult material like marble through design, creating an extreme light and elegant product. #Plissé, the new washbasin designed for #antoniolupi, creates an amazing game between tension and lightness, the vibrating tension between the pleats skillfully carved into marble that evoke the lightness typical of the crinkled fabric. To be able to achieve such a result with a heavy material like marble means that Paolo has been able to perfectly understand the advice of that marble craftsman who used to tell him "you need to love marble, you need to get into it, think with its head" ... Plissé is undoubtedly the result of a creative process that starts from the material and its deep respect, understanding what the material itself was suggesting him to obtain this incredible example of timeless design.
We are continuously requesting our designers to reinterpret the ancient material of white Carrara marble in design products with an innovative, contemporary soul... and Paolo Ulian has succeeded masterfully with his #Introverso washbasin The core can remain hidden and offer only a glimpse of its existence in the play of light, or it can be gradually revealed by breaking off the edges of the blades. When the block is hewn, the thin blades of marble formed by the cutting are broken with a mallet so as to make the rough sculpture that has taken shape inside emerge. The serial slicing technique offers a physical and visual lightening of the sink. #weareantoniolupi Find out more > http://bit.ly/antoniolupi_Introverso
We started right from the beginning... from the origin of everything, the striking “Manufactured Landscape” resulting from the constant reshaping of the Apuan Alps by the marble mining activities, an example of the genius and determination of mankind that since the Romans, through Renaissance, Neoclassicism and Modernism have turned parts of this landscape into some of the most important masterpieces of the Art, Architecture and Design. The #antoniolupi event started on the top of Monte Altissimo, in the Cervaiole quarry, guest of the renowned company Henraux, that has been pioneering the marble industry for almost two centuries. Starting from the beginning meant to understand all the powerful natural and artificial forces involved in the marble manufacturing process, a constant and delicate balance strongly based on the profound respect of the material, from the origin to the final product. The event continued in the wonderful and recently renovated Henraux premises in Querceta, and then moved to the antoniolupi HQs in Stabbia, where our clients were presented to the new collections of products and the new exhibition of architectural drawings of the #antoniolupi collection curated by @Luca Galofaro.
Rational. This is how #Piana could be synthesized, the collection designed by #NevioTellatin, responding to a request for "essentiality" by the company. An always exclusive essentiality, an always precious formal simplicity, that with a simple cut determines the opening and closing operations of doors and drawers. Find out more > http://bit.ly/antoniolupi_Piana
A brand new palette of 10 stylish colors come to enrich the crystalline transparencies of #Cristalmood, making the bathtubs and washbasins look even lighter, thanks to the extraordinary technical characteristics of this new #antoniolupi resin. The new shades Nebbia, Ocra, Bottle, Petroleum, Ginger, Cobalt, Sangria, Amber and Lime are now providing the plastic volumes in Cristalmood with an elegant touch of color, elegance and liveliness. The chromatic variations following the geometry and the curved lines of washbasins and tubs confer to the elements a sculptural quality in a constant dialogue with light. Find out more > http://bit.ly/antoniolupi_Reflex
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antoniolupi is a Tuscan company which has stood out in the design and manufacturing of bathroom furniture, both in Italy and abroad, for the past fifty years. The distinctive features of this ever-developing company are its ability to innovate by continuously searching for new materials and designs, while investing heavily in manufacturing technology. Although antoniolupi began by producing exclusively bathroom accessories and mirrors, its product line now embraces the entire living space, thanks to the collaboration with established designers, such as Carlo Colombo, Nevio Tellatin, Riccardo Fattori, Mauro Carlesi, Domenico de Palo and Paolo Armenise...