Vortice unveiled by Antonio Lupi

Freestanding basin made from Carrara marble

28 Oct, 19

Italian bathroom manufacturer Antonio Lupi has introduced Vortice, a freestanding Carrara marble basin, designed by Paolo Ulian.

Vortice unveiled by Antonio Lupi


According to Antonio Lupi, Vortice has been designed to “explore the dialogue between immobility and dynamism, between soliddity and lightness, reality and appearance.”

Vortice has a small base and develops upward through a revolving movement, which gives the impression of being fluid.

It is manufactured from a single block of marble, divided into 16 layers, and features concentric rings which feature staggered overlapping.
According to Antonio Lupi, the way Vortice is manufactured reduces the waste produced by the cut.

The result is an iconic form that becomes the fulcrum and a vortex of the space.

In addition to water, air is represented in the sink by the evident sensation of lightness that the staggered stone layers are able to create.

Paolo Ulian has previously worked with Antonio Lupi on a collection of freestanding marble washbasins, which include Introverso, Controverso and Pixel.

In addition, more recently Ulian  created the Plisse freestanding washbasin, made from solid surface Flumood.

Founded in glass furnishings, Antonio Lupi introduced its first bathroom furniture products under the brand name Cristal Lupi Luxor.

It showcased its bathroom furniture in 1983 at Cersaie and in 1986 created the Antonio Lupi Bath Collection.

Antonio Lupi bathroom products are now available in 52 countries, worldwide.