Getting lost between the lines

Theatrical impressions, optical effects and amplified dimensions: the “Tra le Righe” collection by antoniolupi, created by Gumdesign, offers a new perception of reality. Geometries and illusions, to get swept away in the bath environment, and beyond it

024 by antoniolupi
024 by antoniolupi

A world in colors? No, thanks. antoniolupi inverts the trend, and for the first time concentrates on the dualism of black and white, all the intrinsic nuances of light and shadow. A surprising, unusual choice for a brand that was planning to approach this chromatic challenge for some time, and now – thanks to collaboration with Gumdesign – has made this innovation possible.  

 

Together with the creative duo of Laura Fiaschi and Gabriele Pardi, the company has formulated an entire collection that thrives on positive-negative contrast. And even more, on a dense arrangement of geometric lines, as the maximum interpretation and accentuation of the concept. This is Tra le Righe (between the lines).

Horizontal, vertical, oblique lines that intersect in continuous movements, setting the pace of products and spaces. In washbasins, carpets and wallpapers, spaces welcome a throng of hypnotic networks that capture the gaze, and orderly structures in which to let the mind run free. 

Rigati, Tramato & Tra le righe by antoniolupi
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“To the rhythm of ingenuity”

Painstaking work on craftsmanship and technology has gone into the new 024 freestanding washbasin from the Tra le Righe collection. The number 24 indicates the pieces of marble of which it is made, joined with resin in a contrasting color. “024 is a washbasin whose design has unfolded to the rhythm of ingenuity, creativity and exceptional craftsmanship – Gumdesign explain. – Like the hands of a clock that mark time, here each line marks the definition of an idea that becomes reality, in all its force and complexity.”  

In the basin of white Carrara marble, the strips of the material are cut in a trapezoidal form; in the pedestal, in black Marquinia marble, the segments are much smaller, bringing particular lightness to the unit (just 50 kg).

The simple, archetypal image, in apparent contrast with the complexity of the making, is balanced in the sustainability of its shaping, since only salvaged materials are utilized for its production. 

In the third dimension  

The field of application of the creativity of antoniolupi has been expanded, in a perspective of widespread design. The first wallpaper collectionTRALERIGHE, has in fact been launched, as part of the series of the same name created by Gumdesign. A collection that by nature addresses the bathroom in its entirety, but also – thanks to its stylistic features – is able to communicate with the whole habitat panorama. Echoing the spirit of the other protagonists in the collection, the TRALERIGHE wallpapers return to the theme of the line as a distinctive feature, along with the play of various intensities of black and white. The series include 20 designs, in positive and negative versions, on TNT with vinyl finish for all spaces in the home, or in water-repellent fiberglass, ideal for zones in direct contact with water.  The designs have been developed by starting with a mathematical algorithm: the straight lines intersect in continuous movements, creating an optical effect of opening that adds definition to the entire space where they are inserted. 

 

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Irregular paintings

From walls to products to decorative elements: Tra le Righe embodies multiple, varied expressions and objectives. The concept has also been deployed in limited areas like carpets, contained inside a border of 1 or 5 centimeters to frame the graphics, outlining a definite space. Tramato, the line of antoniolupi carpets in the larger collection Tra le Righe, also by Gumdesign, features abstract graphics for contemporary decors, conveying vivid impressions, like a painting. The effect is boosted by the presence of irregular profiles of the carpet – alongside traditional square, rectangular and round formats – that underscore the philosophy and the theatrical effect. 

16 items, made with printed velvet using the tufting technique. The contrast between black and white creates light and transmits intensity: the white is not pure white, but a warm hue that combined with black creates shadings of various depths.

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The depth of elegance 

Not just simple countertop washbasins, but sculptures with roomy, soft volumes, of exceptional refinement. A concept that began with Gessati and now continues in the Rigati collection, which expands the offerings of Tra le Righe. While Gumdesign opted for vertical parallel lines in the former, in the latter collection the studio has created horizontal parallel lines that alternate their rhythm in terms of depth, changing the three-dimensional effect.

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The blocks in which the Rigati washstands have been hollowed (in round or oval forms) are obtained with advanced workmanship techniques, bonding salvaged slabs of white Carrara or black Marquinia marble with a thickness of 1 or 2 cm, joined together with resins in a contrasting color. Extraordinary personality, emphasized by the natural grain of the marble, which makes every product unique and impossible to imitate. 

 

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