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Rapsel’s New Double Tub Featured in Wallpaper*

Rapsel surpasses its success with Matteo Thun’s OFURO ~ designed last year for the brand ~ by introducing a new double soaking tub, also made in sustaible larch wood and profiled in WALLPAPER this month, corresponding to the Cersaie Fair taking place September 28th in Bologna, Italy.


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

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 Award 2010 Goes to Rapsel’s Ofuro By Matteo Thun

Iconic lifestyle design publication WALLPAPER has awarded the new Rapsel Ofuro larchwood basin a coveted 2010 design award. The Japanese-inspired organic wood soaking tub is custom designed to order by Milan-based Matteo Thun, and is sold in North America exclusively by AF New York http://www.afnewyork.com


Wallpaper* is consistent in showing design in new, boundary-pushing contexts and they’ve done the same with Matteo Thun’s “One Collection”, or Il Bagno Che Non C’e, for Rapsel. In their most recent issue, they’ve put Thun’s larch wood creation in a vivid, organic setting: