The LUA bathroom range combines classic and timeless lines with the production capabilities of Laufen, making for a delicate balance between expert design and efficient manufacturing. The result is a complete series whose universal pieces fit confidently into a number of diverse environments including private, commercial and public. With the striking oval as its basic shape, the collection is stylistically independent yet consistently solution oriented.
“For me design is above all an approach, a close attention to the object applied to the craftsmanship of excellence as well as serial production such as LUA,” stated designer Toan Nguyen.
The collection offers a complete range of washbasins, washbasin bowls, several WCs, two bathtubs and its own range of matching brassware. Along with careful consideration for aesthetic details, the WCs and matching bidets offer a more flexible approach to bathroom planning. Available in a selection of two wall-hung and three floor-standing, a key feature is rimless technology which makes for significantly easier cleaning and improved hygiene.
The slim, rectangular LUA washbasins are created in robust ceramic and are available in eight sizes from 450mm to 1200mm. Laufen demonstrates an understanding of functional detail by adding drill holes to allow a towel rail to be attached to the washbasin, thus negating the need to drill into the wall tiles. Furthermore, the collection also features wall-hung washbasins with oval fronts that reflect the shape of the bowl, as well as an oval 500mm-wide countertop basin. If the trap needs to be concealed, the wall-hung washbasins can be combined with the Laufen Pro semi-pedestal.
For matching brassware, Laufen and Nguyen have developed a collection for LUA that compliments the washbasins, bidets, bathtubs and showers. With slim, minimalist designs, curved spouts and elegant levers, these robust and durable fittings are manufactured to the highest quality. Created in the mineral cast material Marbond, LUA bathtubs are available in free-standing and back to-wall styles measuring 1700mm in length, but offering generous bathing proportions thanks to the slim profile of the material.
The collection demonstrates the brands significant expertise in terms of design, purpose and production, offering well thought-out solutions for the entire bathroom and opening up a new and refined aesthetic. Thanks to his knowledge of high-quality Swiss production, designer Nguyen was able to develop a clever, user-friendly design for LUA, which is based on the clear, stylistic vocabulary of rectangles and ovals which Laufen brings to life with precision.
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