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Interior Design Best of Year Product Finalist :: OFURO by RAPSEL

RAPSEL is being honored as a finalist for the 2010 Best of Year Awards.

The Matteo Thun custom designed soaking tub ‘Ofuro’ was nominated in the Bath::Fixtures category.

Interior Design will be hosting the awards ceremony at the IAC Building on the evening of Thursday, December 2nd where the “Best of Year” for each category will be announced.


Rapsel Debuts Crystalline at ICFF 2010 with Hariri & Hariri, AFNY

Visit the Rapsel exhibit with AF New York at booth 1218 to see the exciting debut of Crystalline, Chef and Ofuro Collections at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, to be held at the Javits Convention Center in New York May 15-17, 2010.

Special booksigning event by invitation to take place with Hariri Architecture, Sunday, May 16, 2010 12 Noon

For more information contact: courtney@gothampr.com, tel: 212.352.2147

Rapsel Special Events @ Salone del Mobile (RSVP Required)

Innovative Milan-based design firm RAPSEL will host three special events at the Salone del Mobile this week to include:

* New Rapsel Custom Designs at the Fair Pavilion in Milan (Hall 22 @ D23-D27)
Arne Jacobsen, Giò Ponti to Matteo Thun, Marco Piva, Matteo Nunziati, Herzog & De Meuron, DalBianco and Mario Nanni, SODA

* Zona Tortona at Stone Island – Via Savona 54, Milano

“Leggero Come…” Special press dinner created by Chef Peter Brunel accompanies the new CHEF designs for Rapsel by Marco Merendi – RSVP required pr@rapsel.it

* Wallpaper Made by Hand Exhibit & Cocktail at Brioni – Via Gesue
Wallpaper* cohosts with Rapsel at Brioni, via Gesù 2A, 20121 Milano
“Handmade in Italy” introduces ‘JOY’ a new project by architect-designers Matteo Thun & Antonio Rodriguez. (10:00am – 6:00pm)

Rapsel Debuts New Designs & Three Events at Salone del Mobile

Design press visiting Salone del Mobile this year are in for a treat:

Iconic Italian design firm Rapsel will hold 3 exhibits in various locations throughout the city to celebrate the fair.

New custom designs for RAPSEL will be on exhibit at the main fair pavilion (D23-D27) as well as in Zona Tortona via Savona 54.

For special event invitations to the Wallpaper* and private chef dinner & design events offsite, please contact Courtney Lukitsch at Gotham Public Relations 212.352.2147 or Courtney@GothamPR.com.

At exhibits in Milan, please contact Suzanne Schwarz via schwarz.pr@bluewin.ch or RSVP to events via pr@rapsel.it

Rapsel in New York

Meet Milan-based Rapsel founder and principal Aldo Provini this week in New York. For appointments, contact AF New York http://www.afnewyork.com or Gabrielle Rosemond, Director of Marketing and Communications (gabrieller@afnewyork.com)

Illuminating OFURO

OFURÒ is inspired by the private Japanese bath which serves in particular to relax and recuperate from daily routine. OFURÒ allows a bather to soak up to the throat in warm water, as Japanese bathing culture and wisdom has illuminated throughout the ages. The larch wood of this comfortable tub was dried in several worksteps and formed and brought together in a special procedure. The clean design is pared down to the essentials, which harmoniously emerge from within the inherent wood grain. OFURÒ is organic, aesthetic, sustainable and comfortable: totally custom fit. The basin continues to win numerous prizes upon its introduction in late 2009, including the WALLPAPER DESIGN award.

According to designer Matteo Thun, “OFURÒ is a mirror of what we call ‘No-Design’ and is one we enjoying creating exclusively with RAPSEL.” More info at matteothun.com or rapsel.it

Wallpaper Design 2010 Award to Ofuro

Wallpaper Design will celebrate a series of events across Europe in conjunction with the winners of the prestigious 2010 magazine competition. Rapsel is pleased to be among this select group. Rapsel won for the custom-designed OFURO soaking tub by famed architect-designer Matteo Thun. More information at wallpaper.com. Custom orders via rapsel.it or afnewyork.com