Kartell by Laufen comprises unlimited compositions that play with colour and transform the bathroom environment from a specific architectural space to a fluid, flexible set of furnishings.
The squared lines lend themselves to various interpretations, and the products – which combine exceptional design and very high quality materials – generate a new habitat archetype.
Iconic, functional Italian design meets the industrial rigour of a leading Swiss ceramics brand, giving rise to a collection that breaks down the boundaries and barriers of the bathroom. Specifically, this space can be seen as a refuge, a place to regenerate physical and mental wellbeing.
Over the years, the bathroom has gone through remarkable evolution: from a space relegated to one corner of the home, organised to ensure healthy personal hygiene, it has become a welcoming setting, in line with the latest trends in interior design. The bathroom keeps pace with the progress of tastes and the transformations of our lifestyles, and the Kartell by Laufen collection offers the freedom to combine the lightness of transparency with the solid, robust presence of ceramics.
It is no coincidence that the collection began in Italy, the country that has had a great impact on international design, revolutionising the approach not only to objects but also to interiors, through research and experimentation with new, unusual materials.
The figure of the designer, an acute observer of lifestyle and society, has kept up with the changing needs of the public, creating objects and furnishings that are not just functional but also – and above all – beautiful and of exceptional quality. The studio Ludovica+Roberto Palomba draws inspiration from the tenets of Italian design, and with the Kartell by Laufen collection they have interpreted an absolutely revolutionary spirit, combining a wide range of materials in what is sure to become a timeless classic.
Laufen’s concept of the bathroom as an integral part of living space has led to collaboration with Kartell, formulating an extremely well-rounded collection composed of washbasins, toilets, faucets, cabinets, bathtubs and accessories.
The variety and compositional potential offered by the collection are nearly unlimited, thanks to a range of washstands in different sizes and configurations, from the small space-saver washbasin to the larger rectangular model with ample counter space, all the way to the round basin. The ceramics come in different colours: from classic white to glossy black, matte anthracite and many other hues, all with the innovative concealed overflow system.
One very interesting item, in particular, is the freestanding washstand made in a single piece. A characteristic feature of all the washstands is the body in extremely thin ceramic, which makes them particularly light while providing a large internal surface, even when the overhang of the faucet is minimal. In addition to this piece are washstands, toilets and cabinets, all available in a harmonious palette of mustard yellow, blue-grey and ochre.
Kartell by Laufen is a collection that relies on the extraordinary production experience of two companies that are leaders in their sectors. On the one hand, there is the in-depth knowledge of manufacturing with plastic materials of Kartell, which has permitted the Italian firm to create objects and furnishings, experimenting with a substance that has revolutionised the forms of everyday life.
On the other, there is the innovation in the field of ceramics generated by Laufen in the 1980s, with the high-pressure casting which the Swiss company has continued to improve over the years, automating various processes and inserting innovative materials for the bathroom into the production cycle.