- Article by Online Editor
Kartell, the iconic Italian family company that has marked the history of design and revolutionised furnishing in the use of plastic materials for over 60 years has partnered up with leading Swiss sanitaryware specialist Laufen, renowned for their innovation and expertise in high-end ceramics, to create a complete bathroom project: Kartell by Laufen.
Designed by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, the stunning collection combines innovative ceramic and tapware fixtures with a series of translucent accessories and furniture embracing the DNA of both companies. The idea was to give emotion to a function. Helping the transformation of a space into architecture. A liveable dream, with sophisticated yet affordable aesthetics, chic yet understated.
The Kartell by Laufen collection includes the use of SaphirKeramik, a new lightweight & revolutionary material that is twice as strong, more ecological and thinner than ceramics. The innovative and high-quality composition of SaphirKeramik allows possibilities and versatility never seen before in the world of ceramics.
The new type of ceramic is considerably harder and has an improved bending strength enabling a radius of curvature of the corners up to 1-2 millimetres (until now the maximum reached was 7-8 millimetres). Due to this revolutionary material, Laufen is able to produce thinner ceramic bodies, which reduces weight and the consumption of raw materials and energy.
The collection features washbasins, tapware, vanities, bathtubs, shelving, furniture and accessories, which mix to create open, flexible spaces designed to work more like living rooms. The result is a flexible and innovative range that incorporates the iconic, colourful and creative design of Kartell with the quality and reliability of Laufen.
Laufen is one of the world’s most desired bathroom brands. Since 1892, this Swiss company has been leading the way in bathroom culture.