New family of taps are full of plus points

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    With brassware a crucial element of any bathroom design, Laufen has introduced a new family of taps, designed by Andreas Dimitriadis (Platinumdesign), each with its own distinctive style.With their graceful design, the new cityplus taps are sleek and contemporary, with a pure, flat design and horizontal proportions that make them perfect for urban living.

    The range includes washbasin mixers with heights of 115mm and 140mm, and a high version at 190mm for free-standing washbasins. These blend particularly well with cubic countertop washbasins and purist single or double washbasins, while the sleek design of the lever is set off to particular advantage on the bathtub and shower mixers. The range also includes cityplus zero, a rotary control version with an exchangeable cap, available in a choice of Chrome, Matt Chrome, Night Black, Glacier White and Pure Orange, and with the Swiss cross motif. The caps can be quickly and easily swapped to provide an instant update.

    Elegantly slim and tall, Laufen’s twinplus taps exude sophistication and iconic style. The twinplus collection consists of three washbasin mixers in heights of 165mm, 181mm and 246mm, offering a solution for all basin types. The range also includes a shower and bath mixer.

    Completing Laufen’s new tap family, the curveplus range combines ergonomics with modern styling, all in a compact design. curveplus includes two washbasin mixers with a fixed outlet. Both the 110mm and 140mm projection height taps are suitable for mounting on countertop washbasins or as solutions for single or double washbasins. Thanks to its height, the 350mm pedestal mixer is a perfect counterpart for freestanding washbasin bowls. As with twinplus, the shower and bathtub mixers offer a high degree of user-friendliness. With the lever positioned on the right of the tap body on the surface-mounted versions, users are given ample freedom of movement. A bidet solution for each of the ranges rounds off the extensive collection.

    Combining aesthetic appeal with functionality, cityplus, twinplus and curveplus from Laufen boast many technical benefits too. The washbasin and bidet mixers are equipped with a cartridge for restricting both the volume of water and the temperature. The outlets also feature a ‛coin slot’ flow regulator, which can be effortlessly unscrewed with a coin, cleaned and replaced to prevent lime scale build up.

    Each plus mixer is also fitted with Laufen’s Ecototal cartridge, offering a level of resistance on leaving the energy-saving zone. This can be easily clicked past should the maximum temperature and maximum flow of water be required and can reduce water and energy consumption by up to 30 per cent.

    Daniel Fountain / 01.11.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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