Laufen unveils Sonar bath designed by Patricia Urquiola

Jun 17, 2021
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Swiss bathroom manufacturer Laufen has unveiled its Sonar bath designed by Patricia Urquoila as an ode to “thin edges and geometric texture”.

The freestanding piece is part of the wider Sonar Collection, which also includes washbasins, vanities and toilets.

Finished in white, the Sonar bath is designed to provide “novel design solutions in the limited spaces of the bathroom” and features Laufen’s Marbond.

A unique material, Marbond consists of two layers firmly bonded to one another and refined with a 3mm-thick surface finish.

The result is a high-quality and robust mineral composite that is anti-bacterial, easy to clean and resistant to chemicals and UV-rays.

Marbond’s fine surface texture is also resilient against temperature fluctuations and has a permanent pleasant and warm natural touch.

In designing the Sonar bath, Urquoila was inspired by “the way sound waves travel through water”.

The Spanish-born, Italy-based designer recently chatted to ADR about her collection with Laufen, describing it as the culmination of seemingly separate sources of inspiration.

Spanish designer Patricia Urquoila.

“For me Sonar is contrast, balance, elegance: architectural minimalism, formal understatement and the dynamism of water and sound waves in close relationship with it,” she says.

“My aim was to combine these apparently widely separated sources of inspiration into a collection that is the expression of a gentle balance between angles and curves.

“This range is unique because of its reduced thickness yet great strength, lightness and glow. The surfaces are slender and light, but as a whole, they outline spatial volumes.”

Laufen’s Sonar bath measures 1600mm by 815mm by 535mm and features a head and back rest, which further enhances the physical comfort.

It also has an integrated overflow and a gently rippled exterior and can be paired with a tray for resting books or a glass of bubbly.

Find out more about the Sonar collection on the Laufen website.

Photography supplied.

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