Italian brand Artelinea has unveiled the prototype for 'Tristano e Isotta' (Tristan and Isolde) – a collection of freestanding basins designed by Anita Brotto, which was first showcased at Salone del Mobile 2022 in Milan.
This collection was created by Brotto as part of Florentine company Artelinea's 60th anniversary celebrations. The basins come in two variants – Tristano features a rigid caged structure that recalls the solid Doric style, the first of the Greek architectural orders. By way of contrast, Isotta offers a more curved, feminine shape. According to Brotto, it is intended to resemble a 'contemporary Caryatid' – a stone carving of a draped female figure, used as a pillar to support a Greek or Greek-style building, although in this case rather than having a basket in its head, there is a glass basin instead.
The Tristano e Isotta freestanding washbasins are 53cm in diameter and 90cm high.