What are they? Bathroom elements!
The designers are Ludovica Serafini and Roberto Palomba: architects and designers working together since 1994, they are a true melting pot of unstoppable ideas.
International awards… Compasso D’Oro, Red Dot, Design Plus ..
They create design objects for the most important Italian companies, including Kos, Zucchetti, Zanotta, Driade, Flaminia, Boffi, Kartell …
Well … needless to say that I admire them. I do not think I could be so prolific, especially considering that design is not my piece de resistance!
I could write posts on objects drawn from them from here until the next end of the world. Many of them have entered the right to be part of the history of design, and it’s always nice to find them in homes that I visit.
But there is one of these houses, in which the designer has gone too far, entering the objects listed in the title: Twin, Nuda and Spin by Ceramica Flaminia. Just to confirm and reiterate the profound esteem for the two designers!
You guessed it? I’m talking about my home, and the designer… it’s me!
We begin with Twin: a perfect sink. Circular, it can be free-standing, undercounter, semi-inset and inset. It’s a sink small enough (the largest has a diameter of 52 cm), but, nevertheless, it does not force to have a shower if washing hands (it happens, it happens!).
The first model was created in 1997, then followed the countless variations, including the cylindrical column with wash basin on top.
Then there’s Nuda: a sink with pure and sinuous lines. Big, I have always wanted big, the biggest there is! And now that I have been using it for three years, I can say that I had to install the double tap, because you can easily use it in two. Especially if the other is six years old! It can have the hole for the tap, but I suggest the tap on the wall, to let its perfect shape remains intact.
And, finally, Spin: wall hung bidet and wc, with soft lines and maximum functionality. Their biggest value? They are perfect with any kind of sink. They would be good even if I had chosen the sink Acquagrande, one of the first creations of Roberto Palomba (and Giulio Cappellini), dating back to 1997.
Well. I do not like the curved shapes, this is a fact.
Yet, in a geometric and extremely rational context, I think that curved shapes, but pure in their sinuosity, are just the right touch of madness that each of us can accept without the risk of being wrong.
We will talk more of our Ludovica and Roberto …