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If I should choose the protagonist of the current Salone del Mobile 2019, I would certainly choose the material: even more than the colours and the styles. It drawed my attention more than everything.
As I wrote in the blogpost Milano Design Week 2019: new materials, new experimentations, but also a rediscovery of ancient materials.
Today I want to focus on a brand new material: Cristalmood, the new generation resin, born from the research by antoniolupi, which brings energy, colour and a new transparecy into the bathroom.
Cristalmood is a transparent resin, colourable and resistant; it has beeen developped by antoniolupi to realize some kinds of washbasins, that could be combined in different materials. The results are very elegant and colourful effects, making the water the real protagonist of the bathroom.
There are 10 colours available: Cristalmood is a very physical material, it lets the hand to touch the surfaces, to help the eyes to totally understand its nature.
Le possibilità che antoniolupi propone per portare queste aree di colore in bagno sono moltissime.
To the eyes, Cristalmood is transparent and colourful like a piece of glass, but thanks to the touch you will discover a much warmer, delicate and soft material, able to hug and wrap up.
The possibilities are multiple:
Reflex | the colourful bathtub
Reflex is the colourful freestanding bathtub, designed by AL studio: a welcoming and semitransparent bathtub, allowing to observe the water flow and to read the movements. Its both sensual and appealing, especially in some nuances, such as amber, sangria, bottiglia and fumé.
Albume | the first washbasin in cristalmood
Albume, designed by Carlo Colombo is the freestanding washbasin, born of the encounter between technology and tradition, whch gets together Cristalmood with the totally different marble.
lightness and solidity, rigour and expressivity, material and colour: the balance comes from the overlapping of geometrical shapes and opposite materials.
Opale | the precious washbasin
Opale is the collection of washbasin, the prosecution of Carlo Colombo and Andrea Lupi’s research started with Albume. The name refers explicitly to the geometry and to the reflexions of the gemstones, while its unusual shape mentions the archetypical architectural beauties.
Vitreo | the transparent monolith
While Albume and Opale keep two different and overlapping parts, Vitreo, designed by Carlo Colombo and Andrea Lupi it too, is an only block in Cristalmood, expressing all the elegance of the material and the classic geometry of the shapes of the washbasin. Thanks to its singular decagonal shape, it gives a light and reflexions to the space in connections with the other forniture. Vitreo is a precios gem, which gives a touch of elegance to the environment.
SensoC | the colourful washbasin
SensoC, designed by Nevio Tellatin, is a Contemporary washbasin with the possibility to be inserted in every context thank to its elegance and formal lightness.
Didi you recognise it? The mirror is Collage
Asa, Nisi, Masa | the vases in Cristalmood
Material and shape are the common thread among these three vases conceived by Calvi Brambilla for Antoniolupi. The ten different shades of Cristalmood meet the cylinder and model it in three different shapes. Asa, Nisi, Masa. Like the nursery rhyme by Fellini in 8½, it’s a magic ritual that brings old objects to everyday life.
Portaoggetti is the last expression of Cristalmood, a free interpretation of the material by the designer Paolo Ulian, who creates transparent monoliths, with a specific function in an horizontal position, while if set in a vertical position they lose it.
Here are some simple technical information:
- suitable indoor and outdoor
- It’s not affected by chromatic variations, even after a long lasting exposure to the natural and artificial light
- It’s more scratch-resistant than the car shell, referred to the law FIAT 50452/02
- It’s 30% lighter then Flumood
So, what’s you opinion? Would you like some of these elements in your bathroom?