Barcelona Collection by Matteo Thun for Rapsel
Italian designer Matteo Thun has designed a collection of five washbasin’s for Milanese bathroom brand Rapsel. The Barcelona Collection takes it’s name from the building that the design was inspired by; Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Barcelona Pavilion.
Matteo Thun’s Barcelona washbasins for Rapsel are an exercise in modernism; pure and simple forms that are free of superfluous details.
Four of the five wash basins, Ceramic, Velvet, Natural Stone, Solid feature a patented invisible drain and can be wall mounted using the brackets provided or else placed on a wooden countertop.
Barcelona Ceramic is a white ceramic washbasin in two different sizes with a tap that can be fitted to the washbasin deck or onto the wall. Barcelona Velvet is made out of White Velvet - an exclusive composite material with a high mineral content. It’s available in two different sizes and the tap can only be fitted to the wall. Barcelona in natural stone is made by bonding choice stone slabs together. It is available in four sizes and three different natural stones. The tap can only be fitted to the wall.
Barcelona Solid is carved out of a single block of natural stone. It comes in two sizes and three different kinds of stone. The tap can only be fitted to the wall. Barcelona Totem is a free-standing hand washbasin carved out of a stone block. It’s available in four versions. The square basin is mounted onto a column of the same material which is provided with internal metal supports. The drain flows into the floor. The tap can be fixed to the wall or attached to a floor-mounted spout.
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About the manufacturer: Founded in the 1970s, Milanese bathroom manufacturers Rapsel produce contemporary bathroom products with a focus on technical innovation, aesthetics and form. The brand have worked with esteemed designers such as Philippe Starck, Matteo Thun and Shiro Kuramata. Rapsel’s more recently developed contract division caters to architects and designers across the globe and continues to research and introduce new shapes, technologies and materials to the bathroom sector.