was founded in 1973 by the Benedini family. During these 40 years of experience in the bathroom sector
the two brothers, both architects, have taken turns in running the business. Designer of many of the company’s most successful products, Giampaolo has played a key role in creating new concept of bathroom: from indispensable room to fundamental part of contemporary living.
Since the 1990s Emanuele has been responsible for running the company, successfully keeping the beauty of the collections constant; giving space to the products designed by his brother as well as individuating some of the most interesting designers currently on the international scene. He has given the company international status, producing an export turnover of approximately 70% of the total. Agape was the first to offer a complete range of products and accessories for the bathroom
, conceived as an architectural space.
The bathroom evolution by Agape
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
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.
A new concept of the bathroom as a space for wellbeing
Mantua, where the company headquarters are located, sits in the middle between Milan, capital of fashion and design, and the Emilia region, a place where pleasures and quality of life have been consolidated over the centuries, and the Veneto region, which embodies the innovation and efficient manufacturing that characterizes the Made in Italy brand. Agape is a perfect combination of these three worlds. From the formula aesthetics + passion + innovation springs a new interpretation of well-being, whereby time is seen as a break in routine, as a studied pause consecrated to moments uniquely for us.
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.
Quality and Sustainability
Attentive to each stage of the production process, Agape studies complete design proposals, from consultation with the designer right through to production, logistics of the finished product and installation. All of these are the result of a meticulous research for codes of expression whose aesthetic appearance, material and functional quality will all last well into the future.
Ours is a sustainable approach that respects the principles of sustainability: technical and aesthetic durability, committed management of energy and material resources, research into materials and solutions to ensure the lowest environmental impact possible for people and the environment.
In this perspective Agape, in collaboration with Habitech and TÜV Italy, mapped its products according to the standards of LEED® certification, anticipating the use of new eco-certified sustainable materials. In addition to those traditionally used, all of high quality and produced in Italy, Agape was the first to include in its catalogue numerous products made of Cristalplant® biobased
. This ecological Solid surface is innovative in its composition, technical characteristics and performance and hes an added plus: it can be easily restored and recycled.