66 Magazine Issue 4 Summer 2018 - Page 80

Bloom, a top-mount basin designed by Federico Sandri and Daniel Debiasi for prestigious Italian bathware manufacturer Antonio Lupi, uses material that seems thin and foldable like a sheet of paper. The four cuts in the corners refer to the image of a box. There is an interesting tension as the sheet seems to want to tear off when subjected to the pressure of the water. But in reality the basin is completely resistant with a large water capacity. The designers could create this optical illusion because of the thinness of the materials now available. Above Agape’s Sen integrated taps and accessories are a combination of Eastern spirit and Western technology. Left With the transparency of the surface of the Reflex Bath the idea of the coloured bath has been reinvigorated into a clear, clean, futuristic mode, with nine vibrant, light- catching colours available to set different moods. 78 66 MagAzine SUMMER 2018 Meanwhile, the Reflex Bathtub by AL Studio Design uses Cristalmood®, a new coloured, glossy finish resin developed by Antonio Lupi. Cristalmood® has extraordinary new technical characteristics. Most importantly from a design perspective, it is translucent. It is also 30 percent lighter than regular bath material, doesn’t corrode (even from sea spray) and can be cleaned with the most common detergents. It is this combination of strength, functionality and translucency that has huge design potential. The transparency of the surface of the Reflex Bath makes it possible to observe the movement of the water and the body inside the bath. The coloured bath has lost its retro overtones and has been reinvigorated into a clear, clean, futuristic mode. The nine vibrant, light-catching colours available set different moods, from watery cool blues to sophisticated bronzes, leafy lime greens and luminous red sangria; perfect for areas where the bedroom visually flows into the bathroom. Agape’s Sen integrated taps and accessories by Nicholas Gwenael are a combination of Eastern spirit and Western technology.