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Design | Alape

Think “Twice”!

The new double washbasin for Alape with a clear, geometric form and a charming twist

Maximum spaciousness and clarity – the new Twice double washbasin is distinguished by an outline that is both formally exciting and harmonious. Just like an asymmetrical passepartout, the outer form frames the gently rounded basin, which extends in gentle curves. The series, which was first unveiled in March 2016, represents a new model that extends the design corridor of Goslar-based manufacturer Alape.

From big blended families through to married couples without children – the diverse range of social structures is reflected in the notions of which options and functions domestic bathrooms should offer. Driven by demographic and social change, the variety of needs has become more diverse, individual and multifaceted. The new Twice series enables any two people – whether partners or other relatives – to fulfil their desire to use the washbasin at the same time.

If, on the one hand, the aim of concept development was to do justice to a range of different situations and requirements, it was also about setting the product apart from the market with a singular design language. Twice is particularly successful in this regard on account of the unique, rounded basin. Its contour extends away from the user in a gentle curve, reaches its deepest point close to the plughole and emerges in the vertical section of the tap landing edge, having followed its subtle radius. “When viewed from above, the geometry is angular, clear, delineated and consistent, which means the gentle contour serves as a contrast and a characteristic special feature,” explains designer Michael Sieger. The basin is framed in an asymmetrical manner. At the front, it is as slim as possible (40mm), measuring 80mm at the sides. There is also a generous tap landing space with a width of 120mm.

Alongside the sophisticated and exciting geometry, the double washbasin also boasts a further unique feature. Due to the fact that the basin slopes gently downwards, it takes less water to make the water level rise more quickly, which constitutes considerable added value compared to rival products. For this version, an optional overflow is available in combination with a chrome-plated cap.

Whether in private or hotel bathrooms, this double washbasin can easily blend in to a variety of living spaces. After all, Twice comes in different models: with or without a tap hole, and also as either a solitary wall-mounted washbasin or with a base unit. Available in a white textured finish and with two wood effects, it offers slender edges and plenty of storage space when combined with the cabinet base unit.

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