“The Istogram series in wood, stone and iron was conceived as a Cartesian diagram, a musical rhythm, which you can compose in intervals of whole and half tones; it is an independent variable in its geometric design, materials and functions.
Istogram’s look changes with the different materials used, while its original philosophy remains the same.”
Thus Daniele Lotti describes the collection designed for Vaselli.
Istogram’s “rhythm” is marked by the correlation between wood, stone and iron that makes infinite combinations possible, from the elegant to the transgressive.
The close association between these materials and the resulting contrast between materials and colors are contained within a strong geometric design, in counterpoint to the lightness of the inner dividers, finely crafted with delicate skill.
The forms and materials are extremely versatile, making Istogram suitable for different sizes and functions, not limiting its use only as bathroom furniture.
The solid wood exposed frame provides the support for Istogram and strongly distinguishes the collection, enhancing the personality of the type of wood chosen. The solid wood uprights and front pieces are proposed with a 3.6 x 3.6 cm square profile that is repeated throughout the piece.
The stone washbasin carved from the block offers the same profile, which rests on the wooden structure. The continuity of the material catches the eye immediately, with the veining that continues across the strip supporting the basin.
This play of continuity is repeated in the stone doors. The panels are cut from a single slab and are then placed so as to reconstruct the slab, allowing you to appreciate the veins in the marble that continue across the wooden frame.
The internal accessories are completely customizable like the rest of the piece, and are made from solid wood, enhancing the nuances and the grain of the type of wood chosen.
The furniture is supported by a natural iron base shaped from sheet metal. Iron is a tenacious, ductile material that embodies the characteristics of the collection’s two principal materials.
To present the collection, Grigio Billiemi Marble, a stupendous Sicilian stone with a strong personality, and Abonos wood were chosen.
Abonos is fossil wood found in rivers and bogs that expresses its antiquity, having lain submerged for thousands of years, through the nuances enhanced by the solid pieces used for Istogram and by its contrast with the stone.
Istogram can be made using any type of stone and wood. For the part made from wood, in addition to the more common oak and walnut, Lotti suggests two wood types with strong ties to the region and to the Tuscan traditions shared by both Vaselli and the designer: Cypress, “intrinsic of Tuscan poetic memories, containing a strong fragrance given by ethereal oils,” and Acacia, “the wood of rural tradition, characterized by a caramel color and silver highlights that embellish its natural grain.”