Rotator by Ron Arad for Teuco

Live from Milan: Ron Arad has designed a bath for Italian manufacturers Teuco, which rotates to become a shower.

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The wide lip functions as a bath when at the lowest point. The whole piece can be rotated so that the lip is out of the way for a standing shower.

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The water is drained from the bath by rotating it back to the shower postition.

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Rotator is exhibited at via Pontaccio 19 until 21 April.

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Here's some text from Teuco:

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RON ARAD and J.M. WILMOTTE FOR TEUCO

Milan, April 2008 – During the important International Furniture Fair, Teuco will present its new collaboration with Ron Arad and Jean Michel Wilmotte. The two internationally known designers will employ their creativity to interpret Teuco's design capabilities and the exclusive duralight®, the solid surface material that is the result of Teuco's research.

Designer, artist and renowned architect, Ron Arad uses the malleability of duralight® and Teuco know-how to present “Rotator”, an original space and a new enjoyable experience in which a continuous and unexpected flow of water becomes the protagonist. The slowly rotating basin transforms into a shower and the continuously flowing water becomes an essential component of the product's beauty. The background for this creation is a floor with mirrored light and glossy white walls with small red shelves that exalt the materiality and the multi-functionality that are characteristic of duralight ®.

Polyhedral and appealing, Arad masterly succeeds in combining his visionary style with a latest generation quality material that is totally malleable and that does not restrict the vision of design in any way.

Jean Michel Wilmotte, French architect and designer, presents his “Geografia”. A changing ensemble in which the products, intended for the various ways of using water, transform into unusual, timeless places. Thus, we have the basin that turns into a lake at the top of a hill, the shower that becomes an intriguing waterfall and a river that cuts across the landscape where water flows continuously, creating an overall effect that is unique and superb.

The two projects are distinct but both important for Teuco, which shows once again that it is very much aware of the trends in international design and architecture, by making available all its know-how accumulated in over 35 years of experience in the sector and by increasing it with new potentialities and values that derive from the use of duralight®.

Indeed, thanks to Teuco's exclusive manufacturing process, the material can be modelled creatively at will, creating forms and models from the warm, smooth surfaces in any colour that are pleasant to touch, light in their solidity and inalterable over time.

These two original creations will remain on show for an exclusive preview at the Pontaccio 19 show space throughout the week dedicated to the International Furniture Fair.
Pontaccio 19
via Pontaccio 19
20121 Milan
from 16 to 21 April 2008
from 10.30 to 22.00