Thrilled to be seeing Patricia’s curvy Cuna in Milan

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We are thrilled to soon be seeing this beautiful object in real life at the Milan Furniture Fair in April.

Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has been working with Italian brand Agape for 12 years and to mark the occasion these two giants of bathroom design have created the Cuna bathtub.

The Salone del Mobile swings into action again in April with designers, architects, makers, buyers and commentators descending on Milan from all corners of the globe for what is regarded the world’s best furniture fair. Bespoke Bathrooms is visiting the show this year as it includes the biennial exhibition for bathrooms, the Salone del Bagno. Watch this space as we will be reporting back on all the latest trends.

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“This small and compact bathtub proudly displays its structure emphasising its delicately rounded shapes,” said Urquiola.

The Cuna is classically understated: a tub stripped down to its bare form, held inside a tubular steel frame which creates a ring around its base and a support around the top lip.

The curves of the Cuna were produced by thermoforming a solid-surface material into the desired shape. It is a wonderful example of the designer’s extensive knowledge of materials and processes.

Solid-surface materials are manmade and composed of a combination of marble dust, bauxite, acrylic, epoxy or polyester resins and pigments.

They are most commonly used for seamless kitchen countertops and their water-resistant properties also make them suitable for bathroom fixtures.

Cuna is available in different combinations of external surfaces and structure finishes.

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Image credits: Agape