Monica Graffeo has created Fonte, a project inspired by the Japanese philosophy of individual care. Fonte (which implies “fountain”) is a collection of washbasins, showers and receptacles in Corian® and bathtubs in Korakril full with strong elm wood accessories. At the heart of the collection is a series of washbasins that formally develops the image of the bucket-basin in a clean and delicate way. Fonte was inspired by observing the daily reality of the bathroom combined with a really like for the Japanese philosophy of water. Everywhere you go the bathroom is a spot that inevitably becomes filled with crucial products for ourselves and for other folks. In Western bathroom culture, these objects are observed to spoil the perfection of the ambient, whereas in Japanese culture they are placed on display and contribute to the harmony of the space. This project originated from a study of how we appear right after ourselves as well as a desire to develop objects that differ from each other but have certain functions and, together, develop attractive landscapes. For this explanation the collection includes components of the organic, rural globe, such as milking stools, dry branches and trees.The totem-style washbasin with distinct levels was inspired by the fountain, the traditional hub of country life. The accessories also hark back to the rural planet, to objects of the previous such as buckets, basins, milking stools and trees.
Posted on September 21st, 2013 in Bathroom Design and style