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  • Products and innovations show award-winning credentials

    Daniel Fountain
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    The design excellence and high quality of the sanitaryware and bathroom solutions produced by Swiss manufacturer Laufen continue to be realised, with the company picking up a whole raft of prestigious awards in 2012.As a result of its successful collaboration with outstanding architects and designers, the aesthetically-appealing design and high quality of Laufen products continually win over international judges, with top awards being won this year for individual products and materials.

    Laufen is particularly excited to pick up two iF Design Awards for 2012, a highly sought-after symbol of innovation and excellence in the design world. The manufacturer’s livingsquare washbasin picked up the iF Product Design Award 2012, whilst LCC (Laufen Clean Coat), was recognised with the iF Material Design Award 2012. This innovative coating can be applied to ceramic to offer a durable, hygienic glaze which is perfect for both domestic and commercial applications.

    These awards are joined in the trophy cabinet by the Red Dot Product Design Award 2012, received by Laufen for its Antero urinal. In a new collaboration with designer Toan Nguyen, the Antero urinal impressed the judges for its architecture-friendly, innovative design and ingenious functions.

    Rounding off a very successful year for Laufen, the company is also delighted to be recognised for its commitment to environmental issues and sustainability with the Green Good Design Award 2012, for its Palomba toilet.

    Designed to use less water than a standard toilet, Laufen’s Palomba wall-hung WC also features an anti-bacterial seat and cover, for maximum hygiene in the domestic bathroom and commercial washroom alike.

    The success of 2012 looks set to continue for Laufen into 2013, with the company’s products being nominated for several further top design awards. Laufen is excited to be nominated for a total of four German Good Design Awards next year. Products recognised by the judging panel include Laufen‘s livingsquare, LCC and Palace countertop washbasins.

    Alan Dodds, MD of Laufen UK, comments: “Our attention to detail, first class manufacturing processes and successful collaboartions with some of Europe’s leading architects and designers are what set the Laufen brand apart and we are delighted that these qualities have once again been realised with such prestigious awards.

    “With more nominations just in for 2013, we are also very much looking forward to what the future holds, for Laufen and for our customers both in the UK and across the globe.”

    For more information contact Laufen on 01539 510007, or visit www.laufen.com

    Daniel Fountain / 24.10.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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