66 Magazine Issue 4 Summer 2018 - Page 81

The Caribbean steel drum and other ethnological features of island culture were integrated into her designs. The bath range was designed specifically for the resort and was subsequently manufactured by Agape. Now with baths being used more for outdoors, Agape has produced, as part of their XT outdoor range, a version in new colours of Stainless Steel that they say “can be used in open spaces in direct exposure to atmospheric elements”. Obviously ‘exposure,’ is a key word here if using the bath in the great outdoors or the open bathroom conservatory. Bathrooms, as with everything, are evolving rapidly. Thanks to the development of new materials, these new designs give us a wonderful new flexibility in how we use bathrooms. They can be part of your bedroom or you can have your bath out in the garden if you wish. Left The concrete style of the Agape Handwash XL Basin is perfect for beach houses, places with surrounding vegetation or indoors in an industrial city loft. Below Now with baths being used more for outdoors, Agape has produced as part of their XT outdoor range, version of Vieques in new colours of stainless steel. Multiple functions from taps to loo-roll holders are lined up using independent, interchangeable components where everything is hidden. This austerely beautiful line of black- finished anodised aluminium is the ultimate in minimalism and very aptly named. Simple, compact and square shaped, the Handwash XL Basin, also from Agape, has evolved from Benedini Associati’s original 2008 design. The unpretentious simplicity of the design comes from the original Cristalplant® version which was used as a smart, compact option for the commercial washroom. In concrete, the style is perfect for beach houses, places with surrounding vegetation or indoors in an industrial city loft. The outdoor version is made of a new concrete, ideal for outdoor washbasins, in that it has improved resistance to the elements. The Vieques Bath by Paricia Urquiola has been a great success for Agape. The bath range was named after the island of Vieques, off the coast of Puerto Rico. When the island outlived its usefulness as an American military base, it was taken over by the W Hotel Group, who engaged Patricia Urquiola to design a resort there. 66 MagAzine SUMMER 2018 79