Patricia Urquiola enhances the sensory appeal of stones and woods through the very open compositions and the Cartesian rigor of the Bloque system. The rhythm is marked by juxtaposed and perpendicular surfaces, in an original staggered movement between planes. The reduced depth of the lower shelf adds further articulation to the whole and enhances its ergonomics. Modularity ranges from 80 to 220 cm in length at 20 cm intervals, but the compositions provided by the system can be further combined with each other, simply by placing them side by side, to achieve larger widths. Bloque can accommodate all Agape countertop washbasins and, due to its ductility and essentiality, also leave the bathroom, fitting freely in other spaces of the house and contract settings. An iconic and universal gesture at the same time.
Bloque wall mounted
Patricia Urquiola studied architecture and design at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Technical University of Madrid) and completed her studies at the Politecnico di Milano (Technical University of Milan) where graduated under the mentorship of Achille Castiglioni. In Spain, she was awarded the Golden Medal for Merits in Art and received the Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic.In 2001 she founded her own studio where she specialised in industrial product design, architecture (hotel trade, retail, homes, exhibitions and installations), art direction and strategy consulting.Show more