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    Kartell by Laufen continues to grow with its innovative and functional vision of the bathroom…

    Bathroom specialist Laufen has expanded its Kartell range, which now includes elegant new washbasins with a variety of vanity unit combinations, new decors for the floorstanding washbasin, new furniture elements, a rimless floorstanding WC-combination and a free-standing bathtub.

    First presented to the public in April 2013, Kartell by Laufen embodies a complete synthesis of the values and distinctive characteristics of the two companies: design excellence, innovation, quality and functional efficiency, all interpreted to bring a new dimension to bathroom furnishings. In the Kartell by Laufen collections, design and technology find a dynamic balance which produces unexpected, flexible, versatile solutions. The products rely on a fresh, living language, surprising for its daring, always sustained by a concrete foundation based on research, experience and experimentation.

    New & Extended Collection

    Clean forms and well-gauged expressive minimalism are the key traits of the new collection, now enhanced by four new built-in slim washstands, featuring a slender, elegant border, with a discreet squared design. Made with fine fireclay, a very hygienic and strong ceramic material, they have precise edges and smooth planar surfaces, extending to 600mm in the largest version.  These washstands are available in a range of solutions complete with cabinets with large drawers.

    The new entries also include two rimless floor-standing WCs, which provide an efficient, practical and hygienic solution, including a combination floorstanding solution.

    The existing range of bathtubs expands with a fresh, new freestanding version, with a built-in overflow valve. Its elegant silhouette, made in Sentec, has minimal thickness like that of the washstands, and rounded ergonomic lines that form a contrast with the more austere geometric design of the other models.

    The collection also includes a new series of storage modules, columns and hanging cabinets, designed to make optimal use of space in the bathroom and to create a sense of perfect harmony between the ceramic fixtures and the furnishings. In particular, a side board cabinet with an extremely small depth (270 mm) has been created, offering an ideal solution for small bathroom spaces.

    A new line of finishes expands the present chromatic range with modern hues for all tastes: matte white, gravel grey, slate grey.

    Ludovica and Roberto Palomba have also imagined and designed three different geometric motifs, bringing new decorative and personalized options to the surfaces of the column washstand already in the collection, thanks to the application of a coloured film prior to the final process of glazing and firing.

    New colours

    All the accessories and furnishings in plastic have been updated with two new colours: powder pink and emerald green. The colours opaque white and opaque black will be available for mirrors, shelves and towel racks.

    Behind all the creations of Kartell by Laufen there is a tenacious effort to intercept and respond to the widest range of needs of a variegated, multifaceted and international public, in search of innovative, efficient and emotionally engaging solutions. Thanks to this approach, Kartell by Laufen is regularly specified in major contract projects all over the world, collaborating with leading architects at the highest levels. This success has led to the continued expansion of a distribution network that now covers a total of 1,000 points of sale on a global scale.

    New brassware

    The Kartell by Laufen brassware line perfectly combines high-quality design with perfect ergonomics. Thanks to their maximally reduced cylindrical design, the taps harmonise both with the Kartell by Laufen complete bathroom concept, and with other bathrooms with modern design language.

    Together with the classic version in chrome, the Kartell by Laufen washbasin taps are now available in the UK with a PVD coating in three new colours; stainless steel look, brushed anthracite (black) and copper. The PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coating lends the taps both a beautiful appearance and a special resilience. Taps with PVD coating demonstrate a very high level of hardness, and so are particularly resistant to wear. Thanks to the coating the smooth surface not only looks elegant but is also easy to clean.

     

    Hamish Kilburn / 14.05.2018

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