Bartoli Design: the freestanding washbasin O_O, projected for Rexa Design, wins the BIG SEE Award 2022

If “daring is momentarily losing balance”, the O_O freestanding washbasin, designed by Bartoli Design for Rexa Design, dares to perfection and receives the BIG SEE Product Design Award 2022.

BIG SEE, a creative platform that explores, evaluates, exhibits and promotes the commercial and creative excellence of South Eastern Europe, brings together 21 countries and 340 million people and represents a unique forum for discussion and development of the cultural, economic role and politics of this area of the planet.

The O_O project, which marked Bartoli Design’s return to the bathroom world and the beginning of the collaboration with Rexa Design, expresses the purity and harmony of the forms for the achievement of a refined elegance.

We are proud of receiving this important recognition for a product that concretizes our design research, aimed at creating a structural and aesthetic balance” Anna and Paolo Bartoli declare.

In the awarded model, O_O freestanding, the cylinders of the base and of the basin have different proportions but combine in a formal equilibrium, in a balance of overhangs and volumes with sculptural relevance that gives life to an iconic object with simple and legible geometric shapes.

A geometric composition, designed to the millimeter, in which the strongly cantilevered basin shows a sort of suspended balance striking for its harmony and elegance and allows for a seat to the tap on its base, or for a small support when the tap is wall- or floor-mounted.

The washbasin is available in Corian® or in Marquinia and Carrara Gioia marble with the new “Acid Shield” treatment: a revolutionary treatment designed against acid agents, dyes and fats, which, forming a real invisible shield with a satin finish to the touch, protects against stains, halos, streaks and loss of tone and brilliance, without altering the natural chromatic qualities of the stone.