francesco faccin's wunder wasser presented during milan design week 2015
 
francesco faccin's wunder wasser presented during milan design week 2015
may 29, 2015

francesco faccin's wunder wasser presented during milan design week 2015

francesco faccin’s wunder wasser presented during milan design week 2015
all images © gaetano del mauro

 

 

 

 

the wunderkammer — roughly, cabinet of curiosities in english — has made various appearances in historical texts since the sixteenth century. in the most prolific examples, artifacts placed in a wunderkammer can be considered precursors to modern natural history museums. of course, on a much more domestic level, the cabinets were merely a means of collecting small objects and keepsakes. 

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detail of small basin 

 

 

 

‘wunder wasser’ draws directly from the legacy of the curious cupboards. designed by francesco faccin, the wall-mounted unit is both a small place for personal objects, and a source of water. the unit is made of travertino nuvolato marble, a material typically associated with fountains, and features a copper faucet. ‘wunder wasser’ is meant to be placed in different environments without a traditional water source,  including a cozy bedroom, art studio, waiting room, or a hallway. the design was presented during milan design week 2015

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in an art studio 

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with cups and carafe 

francesco faccin wunder wasser milan design week designboom
possibly in the bedroom? 

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in a living room 

francesco faccin's wunder wasser presented during milan design week 2015
various styling props 

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at the studio of alfa marmi in naples, italy 

francesco faccin's wunder wasser presented during milan design week 2015
material samples 

francesco faccin's wunder wasser presented during milan design week 2015
production 

francesco faccin's wunder wasser presented during milan design week 2015
block material 

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cut marble 

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • I want to put one on the side of my car or perhaps on my back.

    Ron Smith
  • Wonderful! I love this!!!

    tod

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