Freestanding marble washbasin
The idea of this washbasin is born by observing the workmanship of blank marble sculptures, in which the three-dimensional shape of the sculpture is outlined in steps and various depths of a diamond disc managed by a numerical control machine.
The inner core of the project is the idea that has accompanied from the start the project by Paolo Ulian for antoniolupi.
The marble block loses its monolithic appearance and is transformed into something ethereal, transparent, enclosing a secret nucleus. A soul that can remain hidden, revealing the subtle play of light, or can be revealed slowly by breaking the edges of the blades.
When the block is blank, thin marble slats, which are formed by cutting, are broken with a hammer so as to bring out the raw sculpture that has formed in its interior.
The same process is used to realize the washbasin Introverso from a single white Carrara marble block. Here the gaps between cuts hint at another inner core that you can decide to leave or to bring out by breaking part or all of the blades with a hammer.
In the latter case the new emerged shape will be characterized by a surface decor that is created with the breaking of the marble.
This machine cutting in series allows you to get a clear physical and visual relief of the sink, marble loses its typical monolithic form and turns into something ethereal and almost transparent.
By sliding your finger or other along the marble plates a soft and natural music is produced that comes from the soul of the stone and the peculiarities of his work.
Through the excitement of this new project continues the unstoppable path of antoniolupi, in search of beauty and elegance and a design that goes beyond time and space, functional and harmonious, original and at the same time with its own unmistakable identity.