kreoo cuts kora bathtub from one single marble block kreoo cuts kora bathtub from one single marble block
feb 19, 2016

kreoo cuts kora bathtub from one single marble block

kreoo cuts kora bathtub from one single marble block
(above) ‘kora’ references a traditional musical instrument of west africa, characterized by an elliptical shape
all images courtesy of kreoo

 

 

 

after the success of gong washbasin at salone del mobile 2014, on the occasion of salone del mobile 2016, kreoo presents ‘kora’, an elegant ellipsoidal marble bathtub, that gives uniformity and elegance to the bathroom ambience, evoking the ancient tibetan bells. born as a complement to the sink, ‘kora’ also has a reference to a traditional musical instrument of west africa, characterized by an elliptical shape. the reference to the music, and specifically to the sound of water, with its quiet and silent impetuosity, is the soundtrack of a new way of experiencing the bathroom of contemporary people, and ‘kora’ is its main protagonist.

kreoo kora bathtub marble salone del mobile designboom
frontal still life

 

 

 

as in gong, ‘kora’ is cut from one single solid block, carved with a meticulous and fine technique, achieved by digging the stone, firstly with specialized technology and then handcrafted for details and finishes. the tub rests on an iron tripod that supports its volume, giving stability and elegance. suspended from the floor, despite the strength of the material, the water finds in ‘kora’ a new lightness. marble is free from its weight and floats in the air. at salone del mobile ‘kora’ is presented in the version bianco estremoz but available in other colors such as bianco carrara, black marquina and grey st.marie.

kreoo kora bathtub marble salone del mobile designboom
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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • Disappointed ..would like to see how it was done. ..and how many were lost to make one.

    Jim

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