Shaped by architecture
The Tura collection is a game of volumes and voids, of light and shadows. Its reference point is Barcelona’s 20th century architecture: the poetic curves of “La Ricarda” by Antonio Bonet, the superimposed volumes of the “Casa Ugalde” by José Antonio Coderch or the sophisticated rationalism of the “Joan Miró Foundation” by Josep Lluis Sert. This is a collection inspired by the forms of these iconic buildings as well as their emblematic design elements such as shutters, translated into pieces for the bathroom space.
The collection includes washbasins, furniture, complements, bathtubs, toilets, and bidets, that are designed in dialogue with the pure functionalism of these leading architects and with Roca’s Mediterranean heritage.
In the same way that Coderch used the humble brick to build avant-garde buildings, Tura starts from traditional ceramics to sculpt a new language, one that is born from the fusion of shifting volumes. Tura stems from the Spanish cul-tura and architec-tura, the ending of a word and the beginning of a concept.
Design & Sustainability
Inspiration and the importance of details
The great Spanish architects shared an understanding about the importance of light and shadow and how shutters can be designed so as to embrace the sun while also protecting from it.
This common thread of Mediterranean design, in which light is filtered and softened like a game of hide and seek, is reflected in Tura’s design. The hallmarks of the collection are seen in its voids, linear forms, geometric shapes and subtle earthy textures that absorb and add warmth. Tura is a return to the essence of the past but reinvented for the present.
Barcelona born designer Andreu Carulla designed Tura in collaboration with the Roca Design Center, translating these initial concepts into something concrete. Carulla sought to bring the landscape of his childhood in the Costa Brava to the collection’s design through materials, forms and colours. The vertical lines of shutters, the void that filters a ray of sunlight, the soft finishes and natural textures evoke the beauty and history of the Mediterranean and its architecture. These elements were an essential part of the designer’s vision for a bathroom collection intended for everyday use.
Sustainability is naturally woven into the collection through its timeless approach to design and production. The longlasting and 100% natural ceramic materials are meant to last generations while new materials such as recycled outdoor fabrics for the cushion, the felt boxes with recycled cork lids and FSC® certified wood used in the furniture and trays reinforce the importance of considering the environmental impact at every step.
Tura perfectly adapts to its surroundings whether it be a modernist apartment or a country house by the sea. Its timeless style, architectural forms combined with warm tones and textures open up the potential for inspired bathroom spaces that transcend the everyday and captivate the imagination.
“Our work focuses on the root of things; it is reflexive; it searches for arguments and ideas”.
Andreu Carulla (Girona, 1979) dreamed of being an inventor when he was a child. This becomes evident in his sustainable designs filled with craftsmanship, which do not disregard technology, innovation, or the simplicity of materials and shapes. At his studio by a lake in Banyoles (Girona), far from the fast pace of large cities, he has been reinventing tableware, furniture, lamps, and interiors since 2006 by following a flexible principle: to create pieces with a conscience.
Creative Director for Calma, Isist Atelier or El Celler de Can Roca, some of his creations include the space at the Spanish Embassy in Helsinki, the “Normal” restaurant in Girona, the “Calma” chair, and the “Bolet” stool, among many other small objects of desire that are born out of his curious and eternally alert mind.
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