Agape expands its architectural vocabulary and opens the door to countless possibilities for interaction and dialogue between objects in the home with iconic pieces of past and present, created by masters of design and architecture to coexist harmoniously. Agape’s new Outdoor Collection of washbasins, faucets, tubs, accessories expands the boundaries of the outdoor bathroom, where blue skies, rustling trees, and stimulating urban backdrops become natural and ideal complements to the Agape experience. The conversation is open, and the connections come naturally.
This vision of bathroom design is an architecture of the senses, complete in itself, yet always evolving. Good design is the unseen score of this symphony, with fine-tuned materials, functions, and emotions of an ever-changing ensemble that follow a process of lateral thinking that results in timeless works of design.
Iconic pieces of past and present span the decades and carve out new and unexpected spaces in the home, thanks to strong design and innovative materials.
The collection is a throwback to the Bjhon family of washbasins, created in 1970 by Angelo Mangiarotti as a flowerpot, and only later turned into a basin. Thanks to the emergence of new materials, today this timeless piece rediscovers its place outside of the home. The Ufo bathtub and the Carrarawashbasin, classics of the Agape catalog, are joined in the Outdoor collection by the new Petra, Amuleto, and Open Air, along with icons such as the Vieques and Kaa series, the Handwashwashbasin, and the DR and In-Out bathtubs, all re-imagined in materials suitable for harsh climates and resistant to atmospheric agents.
Strong materials and new finishes
The warm nuances of Cementoskin®, a cementitious material that performs well both indoors and outdoors, infuses new colors into the Outdoor collection.
The elegant and resistant Petit Granit marble makes possible an Outdoor version of Angelo Mangiarotti’s iconic Bjhon washbasin.
Agape also offers Cristalplant®, this time as a white, outdoor version, and introduces hypoallergenic silicone rubber in bold shades for some of the flexible elements of the collection.
Only high-performance steel is used for the Outdoor collection: the AISI304 alloy is joined by AISI316L, providing absolute resistance, even in a nautical environment.
Bjhon 1, Bjhon2
Angelo Mangiarotti – 1970/2011
From 1970 to 2022, the Bjhon family of washbasins – now made in Petit Granit and in all colors of Cementoskin® – finds its new place outside the home.
RD Agape – 2019
The simple geometry and large dimensions of the Amuleto shower tray by Benedini Associati strike a perfect balance between aesthetics and durability in Petit Granit marble.
Washbasin, Column, Top
Diego Vencato, Marco Merendi – 2018
Designed exclusively for the outdoor world, Vencato Merendi’s extensive Petra collection includes washbasins in countertop, wall, and column versions, with two shower trays and a shower column, a countertop, and a support for the garden hose. The natural, velvety finish of Cementoskin® is reminiscent of stone polished by the flow of water.
Benedini Associati – 2010
Benedini Associati’s Handwash is a sleek and essential washbasin. This new version in Cementoskin® extends its range past the interior walls of the home. Available with or without a side storage compartment.
Bathtub and washbasin
Patricia Urquiola – 2008 and 2011
Patricia Urquiola’s Vieques bathtub over time has given rise to an increasingly complete and evolving line of products that now includes this free-standing pedestal washbasin. Like the bathtub, it can also be placed in open spaces.
Studio Mk27, Marcio Kogan, Mariana Ruzante – 2014/2020
The DR bathtub was designed with “the intention to create a friendly, sensual, and charismatic object,” says creator Marcio Kogan. Sinuous lines and imposing dimensions add more than just a touch of voluptuous Brazilian modernism to the indoor and outdoor bathroom setting. The Cementoskin® version is available in both free-standing and built-in models.
Benedini Associati – 1999
The elegance and simplicity of the Carrara washbasin, a mainstay of the catalog for over twenty years, finds itself at home beyond the bathroom with its new version in Petit Granit.
Benedini Associati – 2002
The Ufo bathtub by Benedini Associati adds a surprisingly special touch to any space. On a terrace, or in a yard or garden, its large stainless-steel disc can accommodate multiple people. Available in a two-tone version with white interior and dark gray exterior, with one or two backrests in white outdoor Cristalplant®.
Giulio Gianturco – 2003
Humor and color in the garden define Giulio Gianturco’s Kaa shower head and hand shower, made of hypoallergenic silicone rubber, which changes shape as water pressure increases.
Benedini Associati – 2019
Open Air by Benedini Associati was the mobile and flexible shower selected by ADI for the Compasso d’Oro 2022. The Cementoskin® base houses the black anodized aluminum support, which can be easily removed from the base and inserted directly into the ground. Completing the shower is a sleek black PVC hose, complete with a quick connect for the garden.
Benedini Associati – 2021
The sleek lines of the In-Out bathtub by Benedini Associati are available in Cementoskin®. Its bold and versatile personality enables unexpected spaces in the home to be transformed into oases of wellness.
Neri&Hu – 2018
The Outdoor collection is complemented by Ascension, a versatile accessory designed by Neri Hu. Made of solid iroko wood with visible joints, Ascension lends itself to different uses as a ladder or a comfortable side table.
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Agape has been synonymous with design culture for nearly 50 years. The brand, founded by the Giampaolo brothers and Emanuele Benedini, offers more than 550 functional products for bathroom spaces. Washbasins, faucets, furniture, bathtubs, lights, and accessories are designed by masters of contemporary design and architecture. Timeless objects naturally develop an intense dialogue with any space, becoming elements of an architectural vocabulary of the senses.
International by nature, Agape also has deep ties to Mantua, the Renaissance city and extraordinary architectural workshop where its headquarters are located.