Established in 1973 by the Benedini family in Verona and subsequently relocated to Mantua, Agape owes much of its aesthetics, innovation and passion to its crucial geographical position between Milan, Veneto and Emilia. Founded with the vocation of creating new ways of interpreting the bathroom, the company today sets a benchmark for contemporary furniture.
Under Agape’s expert guidance the bathroom shifts from functional space to emotional centre of the home, becoming a dynamic and rejuvenating environment devoted to personal wellbeing.
Since its beginning, an innate talent for design combined with a desire for exchange and dialogue with the very best in Italian manufacture have made Agape one of the most interesting examples of the Made in Italy brand. Over time the company has established an extensive network of partnerships with industries and craftsmen with whom it shares a passion for quality and innovation.
Today, thanks to the Contract Division – which offers consulting services to designers, investors and general contractors in the hotel and shipbuilding industries and the large residential project sector – Agape is in a position to meet the new demands of the market, expressing its distinctive and original style with 100% reliabilty.
For 40 years Agape has helped lead the way in bathroom evolution. Its iconic products such as Spoon and Ottocento by Benedini Associati have become milestones in contemporary décor. Today, leading designers are putting their names to pieces that are already design classics, such as the Vieques bathtub by Patricia Urquiola and the Bjhon washbasins, conceived in 1970 by Angelo Mangiarotti and currently made in marble, stone and the innovative and eco-sustainable material, Cristalplant® biobased.
The company has won numerous major awards, among which the Design Plus. It been selected on numerous occasions for the Compasso d’ Oro ADI including, in 2014, a mention for the Plus furniture system and the Nivis washbasin. These products will be on display at the XXIII edition of the award in Milan.