The oval washbasin Atollo, designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte for Italian bath company Rapsel, wins the award ‘Good Design 2012’ by the Athenaeum / Museum of Architecture and Design, Chicago.
The prize awarded through the famous international industry design competition replicates to the awards of the last years. In 1999 the winner was ‚X-Treme‘, a Lavabo designed by Peter Büchele. The Series ‚ONE:Il bagno che non c‘è‘, designed by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez and also the bathtub ‚ARNE‘ by Soda Design: N. Nasrallah & C. Horner were award winners in 2009. The bathtub ‚Ofuro‘ in larch wood, designed by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez was awarded in 2010. And in 2011 the system ELLE by Matteo Nunziati was awarded.
Atollo, Design Jean Michel Wilmotte
The oval washbasin made of Cristalplant contains - like an island - a characteristic design element for the tap, drain and servers as soap holder. Available in white and in two versions.
The water flows gently around the small island and rinses - not visible for our eyes - back to the universe. The oval washbasin made of Cristalplant can stand on a wooden tabletop or mounted directly to the wall. ATOLLLO brings poetry and symbolism into the bathroom.
“If I think of this washbasin, I see a small island in the great blue ocean and this reminds me of unforgettable voyages. Could the tap not also be a palm tree, at least in our fantasy? Thrilling, to put the soap on the tiny bit of land in a way that it does not soak - or does it? Precious ludic moments in our everydays life remember to the adventures of our childhood.” J.M. Wilmotte.
Visit the Rapsel website