Gumdesign used recycled materials to make an amazing sustainable sink for antoniolupi. The O24 is not only dramatically eye-catching, it is in line with today’s topic of caring for the environment.
The 024 is made entirely of recovered marble. To further lessen the environmental impact, only portions of marble recovered from other processes are used and not whole blocks. Twenty-four wedges of marble are glued together by epoxy resin in contrasting colors.
“The marble strips are cut into a trapezoidal shape, then glued together,” the press agent for antoniolupi wrote to ArchiExpo e-Magazine. “The pieces are glued together to form a large block. This new block is worked as if it were a monoblock with numerical control machines.”
The basin is in white Carrara marble while the pedestal is in black Marquinia marble. The wedges of the torso are much smaller which makes the sink light, weighing only 50 kg. antoniolupi has extensive experience with Carrara marble, considering it to be of utmost importance as a unique material, that dates as far back as 2002 with its first marble and stone sinks. The longevity of the material itself makes this product durable, thus sustainable.
“The aesthetics of 024 are elegant and sober, like a pinstripe suit marked by black and white, which are the colors that unite the entire Tra_Le_Righe collection,” as described in the press release and we must admit that it is for this reason the sink caught our attention.