New Products - Murmur - U Box
Murmur - U Box
With bath accessories in wood, Murmur founder and CEO Ana Ribeiro reinvents a realm ruled more commonly by chrome and porcelain. She turned to matte-finished oak or panga panga, an African hardwood, for the four-piece U Box line-the U in question referring to the aperture in the boxy brackets that screw into the wall. They support freely rotating cylindrical towel bars in three lengths: 20 inches, 23 ½ inches, and 27 ½ inches. Only with the final item, a toilet-paper holder, is the U partially obscured.
Photographing the accessories for the world to see, Ribeiro chose an appropriately unconventional backdrop, an abandoned 1870 hat factory not far from headquarters in the Portuguese city of Porto. Graffiti artists Neil Edward and Hadley Newman had transformed the exterior during a street-art festival. 351-22-616-9424; murmur.pt.