After two years of research, Roca presented its new collection, Ona, at the latest edition of ExpoRevestir, which took place in March 2022. During the event, which was held in São Paulo, the line was highlighted by the public and critics, and was awarded Best in Show 2022 as the “Best of Cuba” and the “Grand Jury Prize” from the National Association of Ceramic Manufacturers of Tiles, Sanitary Wares and Similar Products (Anfacer). The following month, in April, the Ona collection was celebrated by the German iF Design 2022 Award. A jury of more than 100 experts from 20 countries recognized the excellence of the washbasin design.
The elegant, minimalist design of the pieces emerged from a collaboration between the Barcelona team at Roca Design Center, Noa Design, Benedito Design and Interior Design Studio Cobalto. “This exchange is a constant element of our brand culture, and this is reflected in the products we make. We also appreciate collaborating with designers from different disciplines, such as architecture and fashion,” explains Débora Paiva, Architect and Selector at Roca Brasil.
In addition to the design aspects, Roca is also inspired by more organic materials. “Ona” means “wave” in Catalan and here represents the specific shapes and at the same time the curves found in nature. The name sums up the brand’s proposition in its search for subtlety, delicacy and simplicity, and also suggests a kind of escape amidst the hectic routine. “Home is our sanctuary, where we can be ourselves and relax. The purpose of the design is to create an atmosphere to accompany this moment, especially in the bathroom, a space of intimacy and reflections,” notes Deborah Paiva.
The idea is to provide the warmth that the ocean brings even to those who don’t live on the coast, giving them the taste of waking up and listening to the beach. Far from aesthetics, but without leaving aside beauty, Ona combines harmony and balance as she works in different style proposals. In all, there are 35 products, including sinks, washbasins, single lever, toilets, bathtubs, and accessories. Its clear and comfortable aesthetics bring more warmth in private, for family well-being, and in public spaces, such as the hotel and tourism sectors.
Among the innovations, the thinnest edges of sinks and washbasins appear thanks to Fineceramic® technology, responsible for the production of lighter cutlery, the production and distribution of which has reduced carbon emissions. Precision, ultra-thin edges and ultra-flat cut-outs are gained with Stonex® technology. In addition, it also ensures maximum durability and provides non-slip properties. Sinks, sinks, and sanitary pads appear in glossy white and matte white.
The new product also features the Rimless® system toilet bowls, which simplify and facilitate cleaning because they have no corners for dirt accumulation. The model with a paired box has a double outlet, that is, it is an ally for the renovation of bathrooms, when it is necessary to change the sewage point in the environment. In addition, the set includes a suspended aquarium model, which brightens the environment, and an option with an attached box, ensuring harmony with the environment.
Ona single-lever controls feature smooth and precise handling of the lever operation, ensuring an enormous variety of opening and closing cycles. In addition, they have Cold Start technology to save water and energy, products with Evershine® coating, which prevents the formation of lime deposits and ensures a lasting shine with a mirror effect, gives the surface more uniformity and protects against wear and scratches. “Technology is one of the pillars of the Roca brand. During the development of “Ona”, we combined our design process with new technologies to make it more comfortable, safe and durable”, comments Débora.
Color Palette: Versatile Shades
Metals are available in three finishes: chrome, titanium black, and rose gold. Colored metals use Everlux® technology, based on the ionization of metals and noble gases, which combine to form an ultra-thin yet extremely tough coating, creating finishes that are exceptionally durable and scratch-resistant. Finally, a more classic and at the same time sophisticated option.
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