Kallista Argile Capsule
June 25, 2020
KALLISTA, designer and distributor of fine plumbing products, collaborated with New York-based design and architecture firm Workshop/APD on two new designs for the bathroom – the Argile Freestanding Bathtub and complementing Argile Decorative Vessel. Aptly named Argile (pronounced ar-geel), which means clay in French, speaks to the overall organic aesthetic of the minimalist designs – from the forms’ cocooning half-moon shape to the textural raised pattern that cascades over the exteriors in decorative relief. With its modern sensibility and engaging visual contrast, the tub and vessel offer artful, uncommon designs not typically available within today’s mainstream marketplace.
The balanced simplicity of the Argile Freestanding Bathtub (top) and Decorative Vessel (above) emphasize the strength of line each present and the unique surface detail that gives each form such remarkable presence and sophistication. Crafted from a blend of fine mineral powder and resin, the 72-in.-wide Argile Freestanding Bathtub offers a deep relaxing soak with an integrated drain and overflow to easily accommodate two bathers. The tub’s slanted sides are ergonomically designed to comfortably support while the cast mineral and resin composition maintains the water at an optimum temperature for extended periods. The integrated drain includes a round toe-tap with material-matched cover for easy dispensing of water. The Argile Decorative Vessel is made from cast stone, its rounded shape and impressive four-inch depth creating a generous basin that naturally discourages splash-ups. The basin’s smooth interior is fitted with a center drain for quick water release. The Argile designs are offered in KALLISTA Honed White, a new matte finish by KALLISTA that captures the soft, textural appeal of hand-honed stone.