The pandemic has changed the way we function as humans. The “new normal” was defined and using an Alcohol-based sanitiser for hand cleansing is a must. We have options between sanitiser bottles to various forms of plastic made automatic hand sanitiser dispensing units to fulfil this requirement. However, at Valentino Bianchi studios, we think a bit differently. We wanted to redesign this whole concept. And to add glamour and beauty to this already miserable environment. We wanted to make a hand sanitiser dispenser, the furniture masterpiece that you showcase in your house or at your hotel lobby. Come on, we have to accept the fact that sanitising our hands will last till the end of the pandemic and more. So, why not do it in style.
Designers at Valentino Bianchi feels that this integration should be done with nature or rather, natural elements. Sleekly bent and seasoned natural softwood defines the curves of the “Aliya” or a.k.a Asian Elephant which underlines the concept of the sanitiser dispenser. Who does not want to get sanitiser dispensed from the trunk of an elephant? The sensors will pick the movement of your hand and automatically dispense the alcohol sanitiser liquid stored in the belly. Once indicated by the red light, just a single press would softly and swiftly open the concealed door on the belly for refilling. The belly is beautifully cocooned using fair-traded handloom material to add captivating colour shades which are also customisable. At Valentino Bianchi, we are extremely concerned about sustainability. Isn’t it great to know that the storage bottle for the sanitiser liquid is upcycled? We source bottles that are destined to be burned to ashes at incineration plants or to be buried at a landfill forever. Our suppliers will collect the bottles from the point of discard to avoid further contamination and a thorough cleaning process is in place to ensure tidiness.
Overall, “Aliya” by Valentino Bianchi would supplement your furniture plan and enhance the beauty of the lobby, the living room or even the bathroom entrance.
Our "Aliya" hand sanitiser dispenser is integrated with some cool operational features. Please download the brochure or contact us for any additional information
Visit our shop to see all the amazing customizable options!
Not as a real elephant, our "Aliya" hand sanitizer dispenser is easy to install and easy to use.
The Asian elephant is the largest land mammal on the Asian continent. They inhabit dry to wet forest and grassland habitats in a range of countries spanning South and Southeast Asia. While they have preferred forage plants, Asian elephants have adapted to surviving on resources that vary based on the area.
Sri Lankan elephant or tuskers, a.k.a. Elephas Maximus Maximus is a native variant of the Asian Elephants. Being listed as endangered by IUCN, less than 7500 Sri Lankan Elephants are living in their habitats.
Source: worldwildlife.org and IUCN Redlist
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As Handloom cotton material supplier
Selyn is Sri Lanka’s only Fairtrade guaranteed Handloom company that engages the traditional Sri Lankan community of handloom weavers in bringing to you products made of 100% cotton and infinite measures of skill and devotion. Founded in 1991 by Sandra Wanduragala, Selyn started work with 15 women in the village of Wanduragala in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. Currently, Selyn occupies around 1000 members within its organisation. Throughout this entire process of colour and design, Selyn is also strongly committed to its people. It is highly remarkable that Ninety-five per cent of employees are women.
As the Reusable bottle supplier
Despite its humble beginning, Zerotrash has evolved to one of the leading recyclers, mainly focussed on Colombo District. Zerotrash is a brainchild of Heminda Jayaweera and Hasanka Padukka who are key figures in the recycling and innovation landscape of Sri Lanka. The operations of Zerotrash includes the collection and sorting of PET bottles which are directly sourced for production purposes at Valentino Bianchi.
A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradise
You can either hang Aliya on the wall with two nails. Or we have perfectly balanced the weight so it can stand on a table. However, we personally think that the Aliya would more majestic on the wall.
We feel awful to say that Aliya is only operatable with AC current. We have provided the adaptor to ease your effort on installation. If you are worried about the visibility of the wire, do not worry, the power supply base can be fully concealed behind the Aliya itself.
Standard selection of wood we have are;
But please contact our sales team if you want to customize. We will wear our lab coats and get the experiment done.
Yes, for sure. You can select from either;