We are in Milan, the Brera area, in Porta Tenaglia. It’s impossible not to notice that the antoniolupi Milanese showroom, it has 14 shop windows overlooking the main street. We are still outside, in a street in Milan with the bustle from the car engines and scooters, and antoniolupi has already won you over.
It is not just a question of the size of the showroom, but primarily because it’s situated in a strongly customised area of Milan. When you enter you are welcomed with an extraordinary atmosphere, the homely feel of your dream house together with the aroma of inspiration. And right there, between everyday reality and imaginative inspiration, you find the bathroom furnishing elements by antoniolupi.
Bathroom pieces born iconic which easily merge with the great icons of design, those that every design lover dreams of having in his own home. Everything here is enhanced by that atmosphere of design, art and iconic eccentricity that only contemporary Milan can offer.
And so, the Eclipse bathtub by Marco Di Paolo interfaces with the carpet collection Geometrie Volanti by Paola Pastorini. Bit Light, the radiator by Brian Sironi, is reflected in the Asa Nisi Masa vases in CRISTALMOOD by the Calvi Brambilla duo. And everything is harmonious with the Egg armchair by Fritz Hansen.
Continuing through the micro environments built inside the antoniolupi showroom, the Dune fathtub, by Mario Ferrarini, falls under the spotlight of a geometric construction placed above. And a little to the left, in a wall opening is a bioethanol fireplace, next to this is Vitreo, the CRISTALMOOD sink, which, has its reflection in the Circus mirror created in perfect geometry by AL Studio.
And again the inevitable Paolo Ulian, he who makes marble sing, with Introverso, Intreccio and Pixel. And while you are hopeing that the showroom will never end, then you see Opale, designed by Carlo Colombo and Andrea Lupi, these two together have given us ten colors of CRISTALMOOD. This transluced material, as already mentioned here, enhances the ambient within the room giving its reflected light also to the flooring. An effect that reaches its maximum effect with the Reflex bathtubs.
A journey of shapes, colors and materials that that give credit to the place where it was born, Milan, that welcomes and rewards those who design with artistic talent.