The IMM show in Cologne held at the beginning of the year has once again proven to be strategically important for businesses in this industry. Companies took this opportunity to provide an advance showing of their latest products to a carefully selected audience with a keen eye for the latest trends and innovations. Agape revamped its own permanent exhibition space specially for the occasion in the striking setting of the Design Post.
A sequence of complete and independent but extremely inter-permeable environments provide an overview of the latest products and new ideas, focusing on the extension and the flexibility of the catalogue.
Patricia Urquiola has completed the Lariana range with two versions of an oval and round (Ø46,5 cm) washbasin (countertop and freestanding). Both models have the same distinctive stylistic contrast as the bathtub deriving from the soft curvature of the bowl compared to the linear, geometric shape of the outside surface. This concept is clearly evident in the freestanding version whose basin, off-centre in relation to the base, rests on a block that can be fitted with an object-holder shelf or wooden container.
The basins and stand come in either bio-based Cristalplant® or marble. The bowl made of Cristalplant® is available on white or with a clear grey (RAL7044) or dark grey (RAL7021) outside surface.
The matching Lariana bathtub is fitted with Square freestanding nella nuova finitura speciale Gun Metal. freestanding taps in a special new Gun Metal finish.
The products featured at the Design Post exhibition in Cologne are the Dot-Line accessories, Garcia Cumini’s first project designed for Agape presented during
Design Week last year. These geometrically precise accessories, in which a “Dot” interrupts the smooth pattern of the design, are made of aluminium with different types of wooden surface finishes, black anodised aluminium supports and Solid Surface shelves.
Other designs from the same bathroom range include the (designed by Patricia Urquiola) Cuna bathtuband the Bihon 1 washbasin(designed by Angelo Mangiarotti) resting on a Flat XL countertop with Lato storage units made of natural oak.
The two-tone Ottocento washbasin with a painted steel frame is part of the Memory collection; the Memory collection also includes burnished brass taps and accessoriesand a 90 cm mirror with a black finish.
To show how washbasins can now be incorporated directly on 20 cm tall pieces of Lato furniture, a large composition featuring the Ell washbasin (designed by Benedini Associati, Andrés Jost, Diego Cisi) made of Marquinia black on a piece of furniture with brown oak drawers with leather doors envelops and embraces the entire space dedicated to Agape. The composition matches perfectly with the brushed burnished custom-designed finish of the Sen taps(designed by Gwenael Nicolas, Curiosity), Eclissi mirror (designed by Gergely Àgoston, R&D Agape) and In-Out bathtub (designed by Benedini Associati) made of white Carrara marble.
Eros tables and Tre3 chairs from Agapecasa’s Mangiarotti Collection complete the corner with a practical meeting area