With the "Mesh Topology" exhibition at the Agape12 showroom in Via Statuto, the company brings a vision of the bathroom as an architecture of the senses to the Fuorisalone. This is a vision of bathroom design as a complete in itself and always evolving. Good design is the unseen score of this symphony. Here materials, functions and emotions are fine-tuned in an ever-changing ensemble, following a process of lateral thinking that results in timeless works of design.
This is the creative and intellectual matrix of the Italian brand, founded by brothers Giampaolo and Emanuele Benedini, both architects: for almost 50 years, the company has been designing pieces that develop an intense rapport with any space. These iconic objects, created by Giampaolo Benedini and other masters of contemporary design and architecture, are made to live in harmony with one another.
“Our goal is an architectural balance between designs and collections, all created to interact in an unforced manner as a whole that transcends the sum of its parts. That's why in 2021 we focused in particular on a newly developed storage system, Evo 21', says Emanuele Benedini, CEO of Agape.
Designed by Giampaolo Benedini, Evo 21 is a structure that breaks down this piece of furniture into its essential elements: an open case consisting of sides, bottom, and beams. "Inspiration came from the trilithion, the original architectural archetype. Deliberately backless and expanded to reach new heights, the new system is designed for ultimate simplicity in configuration and installation, together with true compositional and aesthetic flexibility”, says Giampaolo Benedini.
As in Peter Eisenman’s architecture where volumes are disassembled into planes, playing with finishes and color fields across the surfaces, this system allows for the deconstruction of the monolithic solidity of the trilithion in favor of lighter and more dynamic perceptual effects.
Giampaolo Benedini also designed the new washbasins Undici and Undici Inox around the Evo 21. With a functional height of 11 cm above the surface of the storage unit, the whole line is compatible with the entire world of Agape products.
Like the Limòn faucet, a fixture that is sculptural and architectural at the same time. Designer Patricia Urquiola explains: “My intention, shared with Agape, was to give form to an object that would be simple and easily matched to many different situations. There are two compositional elements. The cylindrical body, and its circular section which acts as a handle. In its simplicity and functional honesty, this is a “silent” object. Even so, it is characterized by a strong presence in its own individual way.”
New editions and variations of several iconic Agape pieces have been launched, all aimed at amplifying assonances and harmonies. Like the Memory Mix faucets, designed by Benedini Associati, introducing new features to the Memory family but maintaining clear formal continuity. Or Patricia Urquiola’s new Lariana rectangular washbasin. The Narciso mirror, by Benedini Associati, offers further aesthetic and compositional possibilities.
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