AGAPE CONTINUES TO FIND NEW WAYS OF INTERPRETING THE MODERN BATHROOM. A HIGHLIGHT AMONG THIER COLLECTION, THE ICONIC SPOON TUB HAS NOW MADE ITS WAY TO DENVER.
Established in 1973 in Verona, Italy by the Benedini family and later relocated to Mantua, The Agape Design Brand presents their take on the bathroom by collecting the disparate pieces of the bath and arranging them into coherent, modern collections.
The award-winning company boasts iconic products such as the Spoon and Ottocento bathtubs by Benedini Associati Architects. With their ever-growing popularity, Agape continues to make its mark around the world, now counting Denver as a select showroom location.
An icon of modern design and frequently imitated, the Spoon–designed in 1998 by Giampaolo Benedini–is unmistakable, defined by its curved shape and bold yet welcoming personality which is strong enough to define the entire bathroom.
This as well as the entire Agape Collection, is now available in the U.S. and specifically the rocky mountain west region through Rifugio Modern’s Blake Street showroom.
Spoon is the first freestanding bathtub to be made of Solid Surface is now available in Cristalplant® biobased: an exclusive material of natural origin, even more environmentally friendly.
The Vieques, designed in 2008 by Patricia Urquiola, is a contemporary revisit of old-fashioned bathtubs. The tub is in steel, with a white internal finish and white or dark grey exterior and is complemented with a iroko shelf and backrest.
Highlighted here is the Ottocento tub as designed by Benedini Associati in 2009. Inspired by the shapes of the distant past, Ottocento is interpreted with a contemporary look; unlike the cast iron tubs of old, it is made in Cristalplant biobased, a smooth, soft, modern composite material that helps retain the warmth of the water.
“I was beyond thrilled to find that Agape was not being properly represented in Denver,” says Brian Pignanelli, owner and design consultant at Rifugio Modern. “The reception and interest has been amazing and grows by the week. It nearly always starts with interest in the most popular bathtub in the world, the iconic Spoon, and often leads to so much more. Agape offers a complete bathroom solution for nearly every occasion!”
Read more about Rifugio Modern and Brian Pignanelli here.