Promoting cultural changes between Europe (particularly The Netherlands) and Japan, Arita House Amsterdam that choses Agape as main supplier for bathrooms. The Dutch studio Scholten & Baijings curates the project – sponsored by the Japanese Prefecture of Saga – and opts for an exclusive position close to the famous Rijksmuseum.
Vieques bathtub, contemporary version of old shapes, followed by Pear sanitary ware, Evo-E1 washbasin top (complete with object-holder tray) and also the accessories Surf, the Fez versatile taps and the Insegna mirror, are protagonists of the main bathroom; simplicity and essentiality characterize the environment, creating a connection with the minimal mood that rules in Japan.
The other bathrooms use Handwash washbasin and Bucatini accessories, respectively designed by Benedini Associati and Ermanno Righi with Fabio Bortolani. The first, compact and squared, is comfortable in every contexts, the seconds are funny objects in stainless steel covered with plastic materials.
The installation designers Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings are also the creative directors of the Arita project. Their style, consisting of simple forms enhanced by special features and “personal touches” that make objects unique and timeless, is reflected in the 645 square meters of the exhibition space, where Arita porcelains, a shop and conference locations find space.