Frieze bathroom basins by Marcante Testa for Ex.t

Marcante Testa brings colour and geometry to the bathroom for Ex.t

Italian architecture studio Marcante Testa has unveiled a new range for bathroom brand Ex.t, which references the work of American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.

Frieze bathroom basins by Marcante Testa for Ex.t

Ex.t launched the Frieze collection at the Maison&Objet furniture fair in Paris this weekend.

It is designed to reference Lichtenstein's Entablatures, a series of paintings made up of horizontal layers, which the artist created by looking at architectural facades around New York.

Frieze bathroom basins by Marcante Testa for Ex.t

Marcante Testa creates a similar geometry in the Frieze collection. It features a range of three washbasins designed to sit against a horizontal band, on which different accessories can be hung.

The basins can be embellished with graphic patterns, and come in vibrant shades including bright turquoise, lilac and soft pink.

Frieze bathroom basins by Marcante Testa for Ex.t

The Frieze One High and the Frieze One Low both have a similar form, with either a small or large splashback. They come with straight sides and a straight base, and corners set at a 45-degree angle. Ex.t describes them as being akin to the basins of old washhouses.

Both are available with a crisscross pattern inscribed into the front surface.

Frieze bathroom basins by Marcante Testa for Ex.t

The Frieze Two Lined is a larger basin, textured by vertical grooves in its facade. It is available in the same bright colours, but also comes in Calacatta marble.

All three basins can be freestanding or set over a minimal cube-shaped cabinet.

Frieze bathroom basins by Marcante Testa for Ex.t

The cabinet can be made in walnut wood, or lacquered MDF in a wide range of colours. Pictures show shades of red, blue and green.

The horizontal band set behind the basin comes in the same range of colours, allowing customers to create various ensembles. Accessories including hooks and shelves simply hand over the edge.

Frieze bathroom basins by Marcante Testa for Ex.t

"The project is articulated through different levels of signs, materials and colours where the washbasin stars as central element of the bathroom to organise the accessory elements," said Ex.t.

"The combination of different shapes, colours, finishes and materials allows a lot of unique and original combinations."

Frieze bathroom basins by Marcante Testa for Ex.t

Frieze is on show in Hall 6 of Maison&Objet 2020, which continues until 21 January.

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Frieze bathroom basins by Marcante Testa for Ex.t
Frieze bathroom basins by Marcante Testa for Ex.t
Frieze bathroom basins by Marcante Testa for Ex.t