Bathroom as a living space

Laufen has recently showcased its latest design creations and functional solutions for bathrooms at international interiors show IMM in Cologne, Germany. As part of the new trade fair format “Pure Architects”, the Swiss bathroom specialist has presented its bathroom products targeting in particular architects, planners, interior decorators and designers who, like Laufen, view bathrooms as living spaces. As a result, the bathroom collections on display was focused on the topics of design, cosiness and atmosphere.


Once again, SaphirKeramik has played a starring role in Laufen’s fair presentation. The extremely slim material enhances the spatial impact of the bathroom, and has the design potential to give the bathroom a new decorative quality with tangible surface textures as well. To make the most of this potential, Laufen collaborated with trendsetting designers like Patricia Urquiola, Konstantin Grcic, Ludovica+Roberto Palomba. The company
developed both SaphirKeramik products and furniture with them that open new horizons for architects and bathroom designers when equipping premium, cosy bathrooms.

A selection of Laufen’s product range at IMM


Sonar by Patricia Urquiola

With the Sonar bathroom collection, Laufen presents the third generation of SaphirKeramik. The refined, graceful collection of washbasins, washbasin-bowls and bathtubs has been designed

by Patricia Urquiola. The internationally celebrated designer created a distinct formal language full of finesse, giving the exquisite ceramic material a three-dimensional texture. The floorstanding washbasin, the double washbasin-bowl and the wallmounted washbasin were showed in Cologne.

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Kartell by Laufen

The Kartell by Laufen range developed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba is a set that unites the best properties of two brand manufacturers. Kartell contributes creativity and expertise in the matter of plastic objects, and Laufen high quality and precision in ceramics. At IMM Cologne, Kartell by Laufen has presented an elegant washbasin/vanity combination with slim ceramics for small bathrooms, the rimless WC, bathtub and printed floorstanding washbasins, mirrors and accessories.


Val by Konstantin Grcic

The aesthetic lightness of SaphirKeramik, combined with a design suitable for everyday use produced by a master of the craft make Laufen’s Val bathroom collection unique and successful all over the world. At IMM, various washbasins from the diverse collection and the corresponding faucets have been on display.

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