The spaces brush against each other to form a collection that invites us to enter a space of well-being.
This new concept of architectural bathtubs and washbasins marks the launch of the collaboration between Agape and the famous French architect.
For Nouvel, architecture is both depth of thought and rigour; poetry and pleasure. Every detail of its bathtub concept is perfectly calibrated to invite us into a space of relaxation, well-being and dialogue to enhance the beauty of natural marble through the geometric language of two-dimensionality. These values are reflected in the name of the collection through two definitions: surface and human face.
Thanks to an ingenious system of invisible joints, the bathtub is constructed in such a way that its surfaces seem to simply touch with each other. The effect is both grandiose and light, essential and material while being generous and functional. The surfaces touch each other to become a support. Thanks to extremely precise design and careful attention to the correct angle of each surface, the bathtub becomes a comfortable nest where you can sit, lie down, read and relax. Here is a tribute to Jacques-Louis David's emblematic painting, The Death of Marat.
“In the architectural choices reserved for my interior, the bathroom is an essential space for me. The location of the bathtub is even more so. Even in the most complicated installations, it must be left free, like a boat at sea. A place where light enters, near a window with a view of the sky, the city and the landscape”, describes Jean Nouvel.
A vision of the bathtub as the epicenter of well-being finding its concrete illustration in the expression "Face to face". A project that attracts attention and needs space to unfold. An outdoor location is easy to consider.
The poetics of two-dimensionality continues with the washbasins in the collection, available in different versions: wall-mounted, freestanding and built-in. Channeled thanks to the appropriately inclined plane of the basin, they combine vertical and horizontal surfaces for a rigorous architectural structure. A towel rack or storage unit can be added.
These objects of an abstract nature, such as the bathtub, use contrasts to highlight the baroque splendor of the marble. Indeed, the choice of materials is of fundamental importance for Jean Nouvel and for Agape: they must be natural and have a real history, like the most beautiful marbles.
It is an ideal choice for a bathroom to find new architectural forms by merging material and purity.
Visuals ©: Agape