Italian bathware brand Agape’s latest releases such as the Immersion Bathtub and Basin by Neri&Hu are distributed through Artedomus from May 2019. Neri&Hu’s Immersion Bath and Immersion Basin address the smaller living spaces of urban dwellings. Inspired by traditional timber bathing vessels used in Japan and China, the Immersion Bath is deeper than a standard tub and occupies a smaller footprint. This depth supports a more upright bathing posture, while still allowing full immersion, evocative of a relaxing Onsen hot spring. The counter-top basin has the same minimalist lines as the bath, comprising a straight outer profile and half-spherical inner profile.
The Neb collection designed by Benedini Associati includes a sleek bathtub and basin that have a thin profile, demonstrating the technological developments of Cristalplant®. Cristalplant® is composed of 50% minerals and 50% polyester bio-resin, offering a repairable, recyclable, high-performance, sustainable surface. This Italian-made material has exceptional aesthetic versatility and a velvety texture reminiscent of natural stone. Advancements in the surface enable it to be manufactured in very fine profiles, as can be seen in the lip of the Neb bath and counter-top basin. This thin profile also reduces the weight of the products, making them easier to install and support.
Agape has added a wall-mounted basin to complement the Marsiglia bath, which the company introduced in 2015 after winning the Cristalplant® Design Contest. Designed by Lucidi Pevere, the bathtub was inspired by a traditional washhouse where women once gathered to wash clothes in the vicinity of waterway. The form of the bath has been translated into a basin, with a precise rectilinear shape and smooth, rounded corners. A handy shelf can be used for soap or toothbrushes and can also have the faucet inserted.
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