Both the architect Tagliabue and the interior designer Urquiola wished to replicate in the building the philosophy applied by the Modernist architect Domènech i Montaner in the historic Hospital de Sant Pau at the beginning of the 20th century: to base the design of indoor and outdoor spaces on the wellbeing of the sick.
Benedetta Tagliabue & Patricia Urquiola
Concept: As it is integrated into the hospital’s historic compound as an independent building, Roca wanted its collaboration with Kālida to combine design and functionality both in bathroom spaces and kitchen area, available for families who come looking for a place to find psychosocial support. Thus, along with the modern Rock-Art tiles, the Sofia basins, the compact Meridian WC or the Lanta and Targa faucets for bath and kitchen, respectively, practical accessories such as the Luna mirror, the Nuova towel rail or the Hotel’s range for public spaces coexist in this project. In addition to this we find the Access footrests and grab rails, an essential safety assurance in spaces for people with reduced mobility. Following the essence of the original modernist project, Kālida needed to respond to all needs with user-friendly solutions that combined beauty and accessibility. Not only did Roca provide all spaces with efficient, safe and comfortable designs, it also contributed with kitchen solutions in a project that is proof of the company’s commitment to society.
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An alliance between simplicity, style and functionality. This collection has been designed to adapt to any space and requirement. Inspired by minimalist forms, it is characterised by its great versatility. It is a solution thought of for both small and large design projects, whether public or private.
Balance and functionality in a sober, simple and elegant design that is committed to the basic lines of an unpretentious style. The result is a highly versatile and comfortable proposal, adding a touch of distinction to the bathroom space.
A collection aimed at groups with reduced mobility who seek ergonomic, versatile and sophisticated solutions for the bathroom space. Quality, functionality and design at the service of wellness, comfort and convenience for all needs.
With a design based on connecting cylindrical elements, Lanta is a collection with pure and slim lines and a perfect balance between body, spout and lever that provides solidity to the faucets and results in a neutral geometry which can be combined perfectly with rectangular, cylindrical or organically shaped sanitary ware.
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