Design – At Cersaie 2021, Tuscan design brand Antoniolupi presents Anima Liquida – ‘Liquid soul’ in English. Designed by Florence-based studio Giorgio Rava, the sculpture sink is entirely made of natural stone, designed primarily to stimulate reflection on life and man’s relationship with water. “We wanted to bring the daily bathing ritual back to its ancestral value and thus rediscover a connection with our most authentic side.
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Anima Liquida is a stone column that recalls the archetype of the baptismal font. “As lymph through the body, water carves the stone, bearer of life. Water is pleasure and fear, enemy and friend, boundary and infinity. It is change and timelessness, memory and oblivion, music and poetry. Beginning and end.” Explains Giorgio Rava. The design “ is a reflection on water and man that takes us back to the origins of life to remind us of what we are made of.”
The traditional tap disappears to become a cylindrical stone command. “A progressive and silent function that restores all its primordial power to water.” Say at Antoniolupi.
The design tunes with the company’s commitment to sustainability. Indeed, the sink Anima Liquida is made entirely of Ceppo di Grè, a resistant and durable grey stone typical of Lombard architecture. Anima Liquida is the ultimate chapter added to the research on materials conducted by Antoniolupi. After reinventing marble and cork and developing new materials, the company designs another sink in natural stone.
All photos and video by Antoniolupi.
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