ANTONIO LUPI – INTROVERSO
Wins the Design Awards 2018
The shape within the form was the idea that accompanied from the very beginning the project by Paolo Ulian for antoniolupi.A project born by observing the first rough draft by machine of marble sculptures, in which the three-dimensional shape is outlined by a regular series of cuts managed by a numerical controlled machine. Thin strips of marble are formed, whose outer edges once broken, reveal the raw sculpture concealed inside.
The same concept and process are used in the realization of the Introverso sink: a white Carrara marble block, machined and lightened by a series of cuts that reveal its internal core, the shape inside the shape. The marble block loses its monolithic appearance and is transformed into something ethereal, transparent, enclosing a core secret.
A soul that can remain hidden, leaving a glimpse of the subtle play of light, or it may be slowly unveiled by breaking the edges of the blades.