Laufen just revealed ‘a new era of connectivity’ at ISH

Laufen is inviting visitors to explore its products and concepts at ISH, as it presents the bathroom as a space for both interaction and connectivity…

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Laufen is participating in ISH 2023 with a presentation entitled ‘A new era of connectivity’, where it has presented the bathroom as a space that interacts and is connected with people, architecture and the environment in a variety of ways and enriches life through emotionally intelligent, humane design. The brand is inviting guests to explore these concepts along with new products and collections.

Laufen Meda collection in a graphic cover design with bath and bathroom furniture

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Designer Peter Wirz has incorporated the virtues of Swiss design – simplicity, functionality, and attention to detail – in creating his new MEDA collection for Laufen. This complete bathroom solution includes a wide selection of washbasins, toilets, bidets, and bathtubs, as well as a full range of brassware and is suitable for almost any bathroom space. Furthermore, its elegantly simple design allows it to blend seamlessly into almost any interior style.

ISH faucet by Laufen in copper finish

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It has been 20 years since Stefano Giovannoni launched his ILBAGNOALESSI collection for Laufen, which introduced a new, softer aesthetic that now defines modern bathrooms. Continuing to push the boundaries of sanitaryware design, Giovannoni has updated the cult collection for ISH 2023 . Using Laufen’s revolutionary ceramic material, Saphirkeramik, Giovannoni has created new ceramic pieces, which retain the soft, flowing shapes that defined his original collection, but now boast a slimmer profile. Making its debut is the new freestanding Sentec bathtub, with an optional black exterior, along with new matt finishes and colours that give the series a more contemporary spin.

bathroom render in blue and white with bath and wall hung basin from Lua and Lani designs by Laufen

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LUA, designed as a complete bathroom with a perfect balance of aesthetics and function, was launched in the UK at the end of last year. Designed by French designer Toan Nguyen, it features a comprehensive range of sanitaryware and brassware with a pared-back aesthetic. The collection is the result of painstaking research on form and function, based on our everyday relationship with the bathroom environment.

LANI furniture complements the new LUA collection and can also be combined with various other collections. It allows users to create a well-organised bathroom, which Laufen considers to be a prerequisite for day-to-day wellbeing. The furniture is available in a standard palette of Matt White, Gloss White, Traffic Grey and Wild Oak. Additionally, it comes in three metallic finishes – Gold, Copper, and Titanium – as well as 37 matt colours ranging from Sage Green and Smokey Blue to Antique Pink and Ochre Brown.

Maintaining good bathroom hygiene is crucial for health and wellbeing. On its stand at ISH 2023, Laufen has highlighted its Laufen Clean Coat Active (LCC Active), a hygiene innovation that eliminates 99.9 per cent  of bacteria and viruses within 24 hours. The technology is baked onto the ceramic, resulting in a surface roughness of about 0.01µm, which is almost twice as smooth as conventional coatings. This bonded material seals even the tiniest pores of the ceramic glaze, making it easy to clean with conventional bathroom cleaning products, while also reducing dirt marks, streaks and limescale deposits.

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