The innovative spirit of Antonio Lupi

Pratyush Sarup for Downtown Design

The innovative spirit of Antonio Lupi

Expressive design, a refined material palette and an artisanal approach to manufacturing distinguishes this Italian bathroom furnishings brand.

Almost seven decades ago, Antonio Lupi laid the foundations for what would become one of the most desired bathroom brands in the world.  An eye for aesthetics and technological innovation led the company onto a path of beautiful design that is coveted by industry professionals and design lovers alike.

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Through the years, the brand has established many industry milestones. Antonio Lupi was the first to truly embrace minimalism with a collection of ceramic washbasins in basic geometric shapes.  In 2002, they presented an industry breakthrough in material processing with the Slot collection. Designed by Nevio Tellatin, this family of sinks is truly iconic. Not just for the progressive materiality – it was produced in Corian®- but also for its contemporary design with the total disappearance of functional elements such as the drain and overflow.

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The AGO85 collection is a new icon in the brand’s portfolio that also includes fireplaces, bathroom accessories and outdoor vases. Made from Flumood®, the impossibly thin edge of this slender, fluid piece designed by Mario Ferrarini exemplifies the harmonious synthesis of evocative design and boundary-pushing materiality that sets Antonio Lupi apart.

 

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Pratyush Sarup, a Dubai-based Consulting Editor and Journalist specialising in architecture, design and art, is one of the most regarded analytical authorities on design in the Middle East. Follow him on Instagram @pratyush.sarup.

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