Agorà by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba for Zuchetti.Kos
Milan-based architects and designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba have been working with Italian bathroom brand Kos since 2001. Their latest product launch is an adaption of a bathroom collection from Zuchetti.Kos’s archive that was originally designed in the 1930s.
Agorà is a complete bathroom collection that includes faucets by Zucchetti, and a bathtub and washbasin by Kos.
Elegant and sculptural the tub and basins are made from Cristalplant®, an innovative and versatile composite material that’s characterized by a velvety touch and matt finish, while the faucets combine tradition with modernity; the perfect equilibrium between past and present.
Ludovica+Roberto Palomba comment, “Agorà is a rediscovered project. Designed in the thirties and then forgotten in the rush of modernity that took place in Italy after the war. Discovering the old drawings in the archives and reworking them, keeping their original skin as a wrapping for today’s technologies was like learning through study. Viewed without complexes and seen through the eyes of curiosity and humility, our past opens up a vision of eternal, truly important values. We looked backwards in order to look ahead with even more awareness.”
Elena Zucchetti, CEO of the Zucchetti.Kos Group explains, “We wanted to restyle products in our more classical collections, after having made way in recent years for very innovative, design-oriented articles. One of our Group’s strong points is in fact a very wide diversified range for maximum satisfaction of the taste of all kinds of consumers, while always guaranteeing top quality. We have achieved this by retracing our history.”