Case study: LAUFEN hits all the right notes in The BoTree

LAUFEN is renowned for its design-focused products and dedication to sustainable design – this chimes perfectly with The BoTree ethos of ‘conscious luxury’, aiming to minimise its impact on the planet while providing an exceptional stay…

The BoTree guestroom with colourful abstract pattern behind bed

Design studio Concrete came up with a unique layout for the hotel rooms in the BoTree, London. On entering through the double doors, guests are greeted by a luxurious dressing area that houses the vanity and basin, while the WC is discreetly tucked away in a partitioned space. This design creates a transitional space between the hotel corridor and the bedroom, providing guests with a sense of privacy and seclusion in their own personal sanctuary.

view from vanity area across to bathroom in guestroom at the BoTree with Laufen

Image credit: LAUFEN

The challenge for LAUFEN was to create space-saving products that would make the most of the limited footprint of the vanity area. The Val basins – created by design superstar Konstantin Grcic – were the ideal choice both in terms of style and composition. These basins are made from LAUFEN’s innovative SaphirKeramik mineral composite, which enables thin yet durable walls. The result is a sleek lightweight basin with a generous bowl capacity relative to its size. To comply with the design of the vanity, a special two-hole version of the Val basin was created (in 600mm and 750mm widths), to accommodate the chosen mixer tap.

double basin below double round mirror in guestroom at The BoTree London

Image credit: LAUFEN

“Complete with marble finishes, mirrors and brass touches, the dressing room is the perfect place to get ready for a night out, with ample storage space for your belongings,” commented  Hilda Ackermann, Interior Architect, Concrete. “The beauty and simplicity of LAUFEN’s Val basin matched the elegance of the room and completed the composition for the individually designed vanity”.

LAUFEN handbasin in the guestroom bathroom at The BoTree

Image credit: LAUFEN

“Conscious luxury is at the heart of everything we do at The BoTree, which is why we chose to partner with LAUFEN, a company that prioritises considered and sustainable design,” explained Dominic Fitzgerald, Chief Operating Officer, Shiva Hotels Group. “It is important to us that our guests feel a sense of belonging throughout our hotel. As such, our rooms and suites are all full of vibrant colours, light and well-designed touches, such as the bespoke basin design LAUFEN created for our bathrooms.”

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Main image credit: the BoTree