INNOVATIVE ICONIC BATHROOM DESIGN
One of the few true classics
Alape launched their EW 3 model 44 years ago, and to date, this revolutionary basin is still an icon in bathroom design. With its compact, round shape, and immaculate white glaze, EW 3 was designed as a built-in basin for washstand surfaces. It was the first industrially produced basin of its kind, and its visionary design, which eliminated the need of a separate ceramic basin, marked a revolution in bathroom architecture. The EW 3 basin became incredibly popular, as it fitted perfectly in smaller homes.
With EW 3.2 a revised version is now been unveiled, which will not replace the classic model but rather complement it as a modern and technically advanced alternative. Both products are available in parallel – with their circular shape and the typical kidney-shaped hollow, designed for use with a single-lever mixer on the edge of the basin.
Perfection and manufacturing expertise
EW 3.2 incorporates state of the art features employing the latest manufacturing technology advancements. Its most prominent feature is the omission of the PVC tape, which seals the border between basin and countertop. Thanks to new edge treatment methods, this tape is no longer needed in the new version. The EW 3.2 is easily and invisibly sealed with silicone, which also makes it absolutely watertight. Four fixing clips also prevent the basin from slipping out of position on the countertop.
Thanks to a new fully glazed white bottom, it is now also possible to integrate the basin harmoniously into open systems, which are often preferred in architectural and interior design projects. With an edge height reduced by two millimetres, the EW 3.2 appears even more delicate. These extremely subtle modifications enhance and perfect one of the most significant and certainly most inspiring basins in the history of bathroom design, whilst staying true to its original idea. Both models are presented at the same level: Whether the EW 3 or EW 3.2 - it's the customer who makes the decision.
The new EW 3.2 version lines up naturally within A form's extensive collection, with the widest range of shapes and varieties in the sector.