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Photograph showing detail of black marble sink

Face à Face bathroom collection by Jean Nouvel Design for Agape

Dezeen Showroom: Italian bathroom brand Agape has released a collection of sinks and baths called Face à Face in collaboration with French architect Jean Nouvel.

The name of the collection comes from the dual meaning of the word 'face' in French, which translates to 'surface' as well as 'human face' and intends to highlight both the materiality of the products and their functional connection to bathing.

Photograph showing white marble sink and bath
Face à Face has been made in collaboration with French architect Jean Nouvel

Both items have angular elements combined with upright slabs, including a slanted backrest in the bathtub and an inclined slab of marble for the sink basin, which are constructed to make the separate sides appear to stand beside each other rather than being connected.

The products are made from flat sheets of marble, allowing the collection to celebrate the detail and veining of the stone, and are available in both black and white colourways.

Photograph showing detail of black marble bathtub
The pieces are made from flat sheets of marble

Basins are available in countertop, wall-mounted and freestanding versions with optional towel bars or storage components.

Product: Face à Face
Designer: Jean Nouvel Design
Contact: [email protected]

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