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A natural element that changes its shape over time, a volume that molds, transforms and recomposes itself to find a definitive image, liquefied but solidified at the same time. The water conditions and its fluid image that describe the concept of Aura and Astro, the two new freestanding sinks designed by Marco Piva.


Aura and Astro are bathroom freestanding sinks with a strong personality and a sculptural presence that define the hierarchy of the environment. Absolute totems that acquire further charm thanks to the possibility of backlighting the material, making it vibrant with light and reflections that spread throughout the space.


Cristalmood is an almost magical material” - says Marco Piva - “I wanted to interpret this material by charging it with emotions, I worked on the relationship between the pure geometry of the container and the soft internal shape of the basin”.


"Cristalmood is a surprising material rich in reflections and energy" - declares Andrea Lupi, CEO of the antoniolupi family company - "Resistant like stone, transparent like crystal, this resin has allowed antoniolupi to develop shapes that would have been unthinkable with any other material. Cristalmood is an eco-sustainable resin - continues Lupi - despite being an industrial product, it is durable over time, recyclable, restorable and resistant”.


Aura and Astro are made of Cristalmood, a material that combines technology and tradition. The resin is manually poured into molds and once the resin has solidified, we proceed to the sanding and polishing which are carried out manually in order to remove the imperfections and give brightness to the object. The final stage consists then in a protective fixative. Due to the type of processing and the craftsmanship of the production, each product made of Cristalmood is unique and unrepeatable, two sinks won’t never be identical, for slight differences in color, size, and thickness.

Astro and Aura sinks are equipped with LED lighting, are available in 13 Cristalmood colors, the drain is on the floor and the transparent opaque body contains the drain and siphon, hiding them from the outside view. Astro can be combined with a freestanding tap, it also allows you to install a countertop tap on the surface, an important added value for diversified installation needs.





ASTRO

Astro is a freestanding sink designed by Marco Piva for antoniolupi with a rigorous and essential volume. Like an ice cube that slowly melts, an immaterial presence that contains, circumscribes and governs the strength of the purifying element where light plays an important role.The plays of shadows created by the light define the body and the shape of the pelvis. A mold generated by a stone falling from above, by a powerful and concentrated force that "pushes" the material downwards according to an unprecedented geometry that becomes the stylistic signature of the project. Despite its transparency, the Astro washbasin hides any mechanical connection, thus maintaining maximum formal elegance.

Astro is equipped with LED lighting, is available in 13 Cristalmood colors, the drain is on the floor and the transparent opaque body contains the drain and siphon, hiding them from the outside view. Astro can be combined with a freestanding tap, it also allows you to install a countertop tap on the surface, an important added value for diversified installation needs. Dimensions: 50L, 45P, 85H cm

AURA

Aura is a freestanding sink designed by Marco Piva for antoniolupi. A rigorous and essential volume, softened by the translucency of Cristalmood, an absolute parallelepiped, devoid of any ornament, whose perfect geometrical shape is "carved out" by the force of the water which, drop by drop, generates the lowering of the Aura basin. The organic shape develops seamlessly as it does for natural phenomenon.

Aura is made of Cristalmood, a material that combines technology and tradition. The resin is manually poured into molds and once the resin has solidified, we proceed to the sanding and polishing which are carried out manually in order to remove the imperfections and give brightness to the object. The final stage consists then in a protective fixative. Due to the type of processing and the craftsmanship of the production, each product made of Cristalmood is unique and unrepeatable, two sinks won’t never be identical, for slight differences in color, size, and thickness.

The phases of the Cristalmood processing are quite complex and the ability of expert craftsmen is an essential plus for the perfect realization of this sink. Aura is equipped with LED lighting, is available in the 13 Cristalmood colors, the drain is on the floor and the transparent opaque body contains the drain and siphon, hiding them from the outside view.

Dimensions: 45L, 45P, 85H cm