The Access Bath Collection by Roca Offers Elevated Design Solutions for Users with Reduced Mobility
Universal Design. Aging in Place. Accessible Design. These are some of the terms to describe designs aimed at reducing barriers in the built environment that limit access for those with reduced mobility. Whatever term one uses, the popular image of accessible interiors is too often one of functionality, devoid of aesthetics. As stated in Moving Forward, I will feature accessible interior and industrial designs in Spain that are functional and elevate the design. Form and function. Roca, one of Spain’s leading companies, has done just that.
Access by Roca is a collection of bathroom furniture and accessories designed to support independent living for those with reduced mobility. Access offers ergonomic, versatile, and sophisticated design solutions for the bathroom space and prioritizes wellness, comfort, and convenience. As a result of rigorous development and manufacturing processes, the products meet several European regulatory standards. They are suitable for use in homes, hotels, and public and professional spaces such as hotels, restaurants, hospitals, health centers, and residences.
A wall-hung vitreous china basin provides under-the-sink access for wheeled and seated mobility devices. Mirrors that tilt facilitates viewing for users. Made of safety glass, they have superior breakage resistance and safe fragmentation.
Grab bars are made without joints to prevent corrosion and bacterial buildup. They are available with an antibacterial finish for additional safety.
Other products in the collection include wall-hung shower seats, raised toilet seats, and toilet footstools. View the entire collection at Access Collection. The collection is not available for the North American market.
Roca began in 1917 as a manufacturer of cast iron radiators for domestic heating in Gavà (Barcelona). Today, it continues to be a wholly Spanish-owned company with a global presence in more than 170 countries.
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