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Marvellous marble

January 29 - February 04 , 2020

Gulf Weekly Mai Al Khatib-Camille
By Mai Al Khatib-Camille

Gulf Weekly Marvellous marble

Many people joke that they do their best thinking in the bathroom so why not add a touch of marvel and elegance with the new TAO washbasin to get those ideas flowing.

The sink, designed by Marco Piva for Kreoo, is a free-standing or countertop clean-shaped piece that is emphasised by shiny metal inserts. The metal runs along its entire length and diameter, framing the round column in a crisply crisscrossed geometry.

The metal insert is not only a beautiful design feature but adds to the functionality of production.

The sectioning of the washbasin allows TAO to be carved from multiple small blocks of marble, reducing the waste of material. 

Also, TAO’s essential design draws upon the “Yin and Yang” Taoist philosophy.

It involves the juxtaposition of bright and dark, full and empty spaces, lightness and heaviness, light and shadow as well as opposites that meet in harmony.

It expresses the strength running through matter; a strong, graphic design, which reflects marble’s intrinsic dynamism.

Many interior designers advise using marble within bathrooms because the material is timeless, it increases property value and is extremely versatile when it comes to decor.

Also, it is easy to maintain. Back in Ancient Roman bathhouses, marble would eventually lose its sheen and shine over time because sealant did not exist when the bathhouses were built. 

Now, you can easily protect marble by cleaning it with a marble and granite cleaner and sealing it regularly as well. They are naturally built to last. Then again, marble is basically a rock.

It is organically forged within the earth by way of pressure and an immense amount of heat from the earth’s core.

It’s durable and often incorporated into a build as a finishing feature.

Plus, marble tiles are waterproof making it great for bathroom flooring because of its ability to hold water at bay.

Should the sink or tub overflow, marble tile will be able to keep the water from seeping into the floorboards that could cause rot.

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