Tura by Roca – a collection inspired by architecture

Tura is the newest collection from Roca, created in collaboration with Catalan designer Andreu Carulla, drawing inspiration from the architectural heritage of 20th-century Barcelona…

bathroom with wood and white surfaces and Roca Tura

The fact that Roca and Andreu Carulla share a hometown was the starting point for the Tura project, and with its strong architectural heritage it is entirely by design that the name Tura stems from the endings of two Spanish words, ‘arquitectura’ and ‘cultura’.

“I always wanted to work with Roca because it makes incredibly high-quality products,” explained Carulla. “In addition, the use of ceramics and the fact that we’re from the same place made it a perfect match. Later, I discovered we also spoke the same design language.”

shallow rectangular washbasin in tura collection from roca with black taps

Image credit: Roca

Carulla drew inspiration for Tura from various architectural sources. These include the elegant curves of Antonio Bonet’s modernist house, La Ricarda, the geometric shapes of José Antonio Coderch’s Casa Ugalde, and the rationalist design approach of Josep Lluís Sert in creating the museum of modern art, Joan Miró Foundation. The influence of these sources is evident in the shape of the Tura washbasins, which combine square and rectilinear lines with soft edges and subtle curves.

The Tura washbasins are a particular highlight, as they feature a sleek hidden drain. This design marks a departure from the conventional circular drain by seamlessly integrating it into the ceramic basin, resulting in a smooth and uninterrupted surface.

view of bathroom with corner window behind freestanding bath and double vanity

Image credit: Roca

Finally, to make Tura a high-performance collection day after day, it also includes some of Roca’s latest innovations. For example, the WC features the Roca Rimless Vortex system, which creates a 360-degree cascade, guaranteeing a stronger and more effective water flow, thoroughly cleaning the entire surface of the bowl. In addition, there is an option to choose a Supraglaze finish on the ceramics, which makes it difficult for dirt to stick to the surface, so they are ultra-hygienic, easy to clean and will stay retain their good looks for the long term.

Roca is one of our Recommended Suppliers and regularly features in our Supplier News section of the website. If you are interested in becoming one of our Recommended Suppliers, please email Katy Phillips.

Main image credit: Roca