With BlogTour London less than a week away, our excitement is building and now, with Laufen Bathrooms having joined the tour as a sponsor we’re definitely in design heaven. Swiss company Laufen has been building exceptionally well made ceramic products for 120 years and has now joined forces with Kartell, the Italian design company known for its edgy, colorful creations, to create a collection of bathroom fixtures and accessories that are at once, classically cool and fabulously fun.
The collection has recently debuted at Saloni in Milan and ISH in Frankfurt and is now set to meet the UK market with a first time exhibit at Design Junction in London.
The Kartell by Laufen bathroom collection designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, is the essence of precisely engineered Swiss ceramic design combined with the emotionally charged quality of Italian design. The two styles complement each other beautifully, we think.
A favorite for us is the this beautiful polished chrome tub filler that with its orange hued Kartell shelf that offers just enough space to hold bath salts and glass of wine while you submerse yourself in Laufen’s classic white tub. The plastic materials used by Kartell playfully juxtapose the clean and durable ceramic design. Kartell President Claudio Luti describes the Kartell by Laufen, “There are many similarities that unite our two DNAs, which have allowed the realization of a collection capable of expressing the whole essence of emotional Italian design combined with the precision of the Swiss tradition”.
Our monochromatic hearts beat a little faster at the sight of the understated clear and smoke finishes in shelving and accent pieces. We would love to see some of these pieces in other areas of the home as well, don’t you agree?
As part of the new collection, Laufen has also introduced a new material, SaphirKeramik, a stronger yet more lightweight, material used for the washbasins in the Kartell by Laufen collection. The new material allows for more flexibility of ceramics within small spaces while still using the traditional ceramic production process.
Another perfect example of form enhancing function is this vanity top sink and faucet combination. We love the play of geometric shapes in this statement piece.
Please follow us on Twitter at #blogtourLDN or meet the sponsor at @LaufenUK on Twitter. We’ll be sure to share live images from our visit to Design Junction next week.