The most significant part of this innovation is the development of a new ceramic material call SaphirKeramik which is unique to Laufen
. This product is twice as strong, more ecological and thinner than ceramic. It has a special ingredient added which creates the added strength which is important not only to the design process, but also to durability for the consumer. Products made form this material use less material and therefore are lighter weight with thinner walls. This helps to soften the impact to the environment through not only production, but also shipping and installation. The end result created is a beautiful product with sleek, minimal design. Ceramics with thin, almost live edges, and invisible drain outlets that hidden below essential slots. The look is seamless and sexy. The incorporation of the Kartell
pieces with their lightness create a dialogue against the weight of the ceramics. Transparent plastic furnishings in the form of stools, side tables, stackable units, mirrors and lamps in clear, amber, and ink change the mood of the bathroom depending on the color chosen. The Kartell
pieces are the perfect compliment to Laufen’s
pieces. One of my favorite details was the versatile tray which sits upon the handle of the faucet. (shown below) When used on the tub faucet,his tray can hold a bath gels or anything needed in the tub and then removed if no longer desired or for easy cleaning. It’s amazing the warmth it adds to the metal surface.