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Courtney Lukitsch
Gotham Public Relations, Rapsel North America
Tel: 212.352.2147

NEW YORK – AUGUST 2010 – RAPSEL, the innovative and award-winning sanitary company based in Milan, is pleased to announce the addition of 10 new distributors of its product collection throughout North America. Included among these are: Batimat and Elements Bath in Montreal and Halifax, respectively; Elegant Additions in Houston, TKO and Elegant Additions in Dallas, Euro Concepts in West Hollywood, International Bath & Tiles in San Diego, Bath and Beyond in San Francisco, The Bath Company in Mission Viejo, and Elegant Additions in Atlanta. AFNY distributes the Rapsel brand in New York.

For product distribution and sales information, please contact Lucy Ward, Rapsel USA Business Development Manager, North America. Direct contact information is l.ward@rapsel.it or telephone: 612.276.3600.

Ms. Ward joined Rapsel in May 2010 with more than 16 years of extensive sales and marketing expertise in the building and plumbing products industry as a senior marketing executive at both Jacuzzi USA and MAAX Inc.

Rapsel is known for innovative use of materials and for developing timeless designs with renowned architects and designs that include Andree Putman, Gio Ponti, Philippe Starck, Matteo Thun, Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, and Hariri Architects, among many others. Renowned publications such as Interior Design, Architectural Digest, World of Interiors, Surface and Wallpaper have critically hailed new Rapsel designs as the first of their kind globally.

Rapsel designs are in the permanent contemporary design collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and numerous brand designs have won the Interior Design Best Product Award consecutive years in a row, and more recently the Good Design, Elle Décor and Wallpaper Design awards. More information is available via http://www.rapsel.it.


Lavasca Featured on HGTV “Selling New York” Series

Lavasca, the sculptural tub designed by Matteo Thun for Rapsel is currently featured in “Selling New York” on the popular HGTV network.

The show is dedicated to New York contemporary homes and lifestyles.

Lavasca is available in white or black matte Cristalpant via Rapsel USA for $21,000.

info@afnewyork.com for sales information

Lavasca featured in OLD DOGS

old dogs

Rapsel’s Lavasca bath tub is prominently featured in Disney’s upcoming November 20th release of OLD DOGS starring Robin Williams, John Travolta, and Seth Greene to name a few in theatres now. The initial feature was mentioned in the June, 10, 2009: RAPSEL LAVASCA & PLUVIAE FEATURED IN DISNEY’S “OLD DOGS” post.

Old Dogs

Kitchen & Bath Business does a little humorous reporting on Rapsel’s recent, cinematic display: Matteo Thun’s Lavasca bath and Pluvaie shower are featured prominently in the soon-to-be-released film Old Dogs, with John Travolta, Robin Williams, Seth Green, and Matt Dillon. Check out the Lavasca, behind Robin Williams, in the still to the right.

Want to add some Hollywood glamour to your home? Live like the stars? OK, this one is just for fun.

Rapsel, the luxury bath company based in Milan, Italy, recently announced the inclusion of its products—the Lavasca bathtub and Pluviae shower—in a new Disney feature film called Old Dogs. The film stars Robin Williams, John Travolta, Matt Dillon, Seth Greenberg and Kelly Preston. Both contemporary products were created for Rapsel by famed architect and designer Matteo Thun.

Lavasca is an award-winning design and was inducted this year into the permanent collection at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. According to the company, Lavasca, made of titanic resin, is the lightest bathtub in the world, weighing in at less than 100 pounds. The film features the model in a polished white finish; the tub is also made in black matte resin and Portuguese limestone.

Miami Modernism

Decorati’s Karin Edwards takes note of Rapsel’s designs at its exclusive Miami showroom, Avant Gallery:

“Indeed, “MiMo” (short for Miami Modernism) reverberates in a variety of ways. At Avant Gallery, we spied this tub by Rapsel whose sleek organic shape also recalls a classic, cozy wingchair . Called Arne, its high back is an homage to Arne Jacobsen’s legendary Egg Chair. Finished in an impeccably smooth, matte titanic resin, it was so alluring I actually slipped off my shoes to try it out. “

The Avant Gallery is a 5,000 square foot space in Miami that serves as Rapsel’s exclusive showroom for the Miami area. Carryinga number of Rapsel products, including the Vision washbasin, Cobra shower, and Lavasca mini bath from Matteo Thun, Avant Gallery is a curated space with some of Rapsel’s most innovative, dynamic products.


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NEW YORK – MEDIA ALERT – JULY 2009 – RAPSEL, the innovative luxury sanitary company based in Milan, is pleased to announce inclusion of the LAVASCA bath tub and PLUVIAE shower in a new DISNEY STUDIOS feature film called “OLD DOGS” (view November 2009 release trailer at http://www.aceshowbiz.com/video/download/00008658/). Both contemporary products were created for Rapsel by famed architect/designer Matteo Thun.

The Lavasca is an award-winning design and was inducted this year into the permanent collection at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Lavasca is the lightest bath tub in the world, weighing in under 100 pounds since it is manufactured of titantic resin. The film features the Lavasca in a polished white finish, and the tub is also made in black matte resin and Portuguese limestone. Visit www.matteothun.com for more Lavasca design information.

The new ONE Collection by Matteo Thun for Rapsel recently won the Editor’s Best in Bath award at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (http://www.interiordesign.net/article/CA6659294.html). Rapsel products are distributed in North America exclusively through AF New York, with new satellite showrooms located in Miami at Avant Gallery, Boston-area Zolotas Peabody and Horse Feathers Home in Toronto, Canada. More information is available via new showroom site www.thecollection-afny.com.

Guten tag, Welt

Rapsel’s timeless and inclusive design inspires attention around the world. Case in point, all the magazines in Germany  and elsewhere that put Rapsel in their pages month after month. Its a testament that Rapsel looks right in a myriad of contexts. Today we’ve added scans from German and English publications, including Hauser, Bader, and Elle Decor. Matteo Thun’s Lavasca, which has also just been installed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is featured in Hauser; the Arne, by SODA, is in both Bader and Elle Decor, where it one an Elle Decor Design Award. Take notice that its featured in warm, homey environments in Hauser and a sleeker, futuristic one in Bader. Brava, or should we say Herzliche Glückwünsche and Congratulations! Go to our products page to see all the beautiful photos and scans from the issues.