The idea for Aquamass came about after Belgian entrepreneur Jean-Pol Piron visited and became inspired by a spa show in the US in 1978. He brought this inspiration back to Europe and introduced the next generation of luxury, lifestyle inspired, concepts of spa and wellness for the bathroom. Through the decades, the premium Belgium bathtub brand constantly evolved to represent advanced innovation, modern aesthetics, and smart technology in its avant-garde designs.
By teaming up with high-flying international creative engineers, including Matali Crasset, Xavier Lust, Michel Boucquillon, Alain Berteau, Bruno & Catherine Lefebvre, Aquamass is able to offer a plethora of designer ambiances made for artistic impact and unobstructed functionality. The premium selection ranges from less elaborate to extravagant designs: rustic stone-look architectures, interestingly textured topographies, animal patterns, sculptural silhouettes, lighted pieces, facades embellished with Swarovski crystals and 24K gold.
The ingenuity of the product styles is extended to the variety of the state-of-the-art materials used. This includes the highly moldable and recyclable Plasticryl®, the always looking like new Cristalplant, the easy-to-clean Compolight and the uber smooth yet strong Solid Surface.
Michel Boucquillon was born in Chimay, Belgium in 1962 to a Flemish engineer father with Franco-Spanish origins and a German-Dutch mother. In 1986, he completed his degree in architecture from the Institut St-Luc in Mons in Brussels with high distinction and went after his passion for mechanics, crafts and design by working for two years in Florence under the tutelage of Italian architect Paolo RIAN.
At age 26, he won the Chamber of the European Parliament project in Brussels and by the time he opened his Italy-based product-design studio in 2000, his name was already on the label of over 50 products. His concepts and craftsmanship didn't get unnoticed as proven by the many awards he earned: Architecture "Van Hove" in Brussels for TGV station, Design + (2005) in Frankfurt for Aquamass' Strip Series, and Good Design Chicago Cutlery for Auerhahn's Unique range. He has also worked with many prestigious brands, including Artemide, Auerhahn, Corian, Madeus, Tecno, Serralunga, Valli & Valli, VCR, and Zona Tortora.View other products by Michel Boucquillon