Posts tagged as 'Laufen'

Thu 28.11.

To the Power of Two: the Kartell by Laufen bathroom programme

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.11.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'1 plus 1 can equal more than 2', says Laufen's Director of Marketing and Products, Marc Viardot. The new Laufen by Kartell collection, the result of an intensive collaboration, is a space-defining, added-value total concept for the bathroom

’1 plus 1 can equal more than 2′, says Laufen’s Director of Marketing and Products, Marc Viardot. The new Laufen by Kartell collection, the result of an intensive collaboration, is a space-defining, added-value total concept for the bathroom

Collaboration isn’t for everyone. If you’re to make it work, it involves serious time and resources, not to mention a genuine willingness to go beyond your usual MO to achieve a creative result with added value. Celebrated Italian design brand Kartell and leading Swiss sanitaryware specialists Laufen, however, show just how great the reward can be. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Mon 11.11.

Walk the Line: Laufen launches its revolutionary, ultra-thin SaphirKeramik

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.11.2013 - Tagged as:

Surpassed only by diamond in terms of hardness, corundum lends Laufen’s innovative new ceramic an unparalleled hardness, permitting sanitaryware designs with ultra-rational, thin-walled forms

Surpassed only by diamond in terms of hardness, corundum lends Laufen’s innovative new ceramic an unparalleled hardness, permitting sanitaryware designs with ultra-rational, thin-walled forms

Why do manufactured products look the way they do? Often it’s practical necessity. Sometimes it’s aesthetic tradition. In the case of sanitaryware, it’s due historically to the materials limits of Vitreous China and Fine Fire Clay. Enter SaphirKeramik, a new material innovation from leading Swiss manufacturer Laufen that is set to change the bathroom landscape. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Thu 31.10.

Bathroom Bliss

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.10.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

‘Emotional’, ‘sustainable’ and ‘sophisticated’ are the keywords behind the design of the colourful, ambient Palomba Collection

‘Emotional’, ‘sustainable’ and ‘sophisticated’ are the keywords behind the design of the colourful, ambient Palomba Collection

Take incomparable ceramics, add premium plastics, specify ‘sanitaryware’ and ask designers Ludovica and Roberto Palomba to blitz it up. What you get is the best of Kartell and Laufen. (Text: Alexandra Onderwater)

 

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Tue 4.6.

The AIA Europe-Laufen Architecture during Art Symposium

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.06.2013 - Tagged as: ,

The AIA Europe-Laufen Architecture during Art Symposium

Photo: Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY

The amazing range of what is called architecture today – from pop up shops, to computer generated blobs, to buildings – no doubt influenced by the powerful world of art and design, is the subject of The AIA Europe-Laufen Architecture during Art Symposium.

 

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Both the bath and the ‘Menhir’ wash basin are free-standing, highly sculptural pieces that provide an arresting focal point within any bathroom space

When it came to launching their latest family of products, high-end Swiss bathroom manufacturer decided to buck the trend for the ultra-rational and focus on building on the softer, timeless design language of its earlier Palomba collection. The result: the striking Palomba Collection 2012. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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The official partner of ‘Salon Suisse’, initiated and organised by Pro Helvetia, is the Swiss bathroom specialist Laufen; photo by Laufen

Salon Suisse, the early evening event programme accompanying Miroslav Šik’s Swiss Pavilion exhibition at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia - returns tomorrow (16 October) with the second event block under the heading ‘Talking architecture practice,…and a touch of the Swiss.’ Curated by the London-based editor Robert Guy Wilson and held at the Palazzo degli Ulivi Trevisan, the series of readings, presentations, performances, panel discussions and workshops will ‘devote itself to architectural practice’ and ‘highlight the peculiarities of Swiss architecture’ while ‘drawing comparisons with the situation in the UK.’

 

For detailed programme and to register visit www.salonsuisse.laufen.com

Amunt - Architekten Martenson Und Nagel Theissen - the winners of this year's AR House Awards

Earlier last week, architects Bjorn Martenson, Sonja Nagel and Jan Theissen of Amunt practice have been announced the winners of the first prize in this year’s edition of AR House Awards for their passively heatable and partly pre-fabricated single family home project, ‘Just K, Zero Energy House‘.

 

Organised by Architectural Review and held at the Laufen Forum, the AR House Awards were awarded for the second time. Here, the winning trio explains why they decided to build the house as a solid wood construction, what is the difference between designing a public building or a private house and what does the award mean to them. (more…)

The award-winning Laufen Forum in Laufen, Switzerland

On 13 October, to coincide with the opening of the AR House exhibition, Laufen, the Swiss bathroom manufacturer and the sponsor of this year’s edition of the AR House 2011 competition (which we have mentioned on Dailytonic earlier in May) is organising this rather exciting-sounding lecture which will focus on the topic of ‘Pioneering role of the house in modern architecture’ and feature two prominent speakers: Catherine Slessor, the Editor of the Architectural Review and Beatriz Colomina, an architecture historian and Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.

 

So if you happen to be near Basel on 13 October, secure your place at the seminar by registering via email and make sure you don’t miss the event which will take place at the award-winning LAUFEN FORUM in, well, Laufen. To attend the event, register (more…)

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