Laufen at Designjunction – The Gem Room

A conceptual cooperation between Laufen and Studio Appétit inspired by SaphirKeramik.


Laufen, the Swiss bathroom manufacturer, celebrates SaphirKeramik, its latest revolutionary innovation, during the London Design Festival with an extraordinary and exclusive installation at Designjunction’s new venue.

The “Gem Room”

Celebrating refined design and exquisite taste, this unique destination, in the old jewellery workshop of the former Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, seems the most natural venue to present SaphirKeramik, the  material which contains the derivatives of sapphires, using the medium of a unique and exclusive interactive eating experience created by Studio Appétit.

2015 Laufen Food for Thought mit Symposium im Rahmen der Art Basel.

The Gem Room at Designjunction will be an innovative combination of a multi-purpose space, with a modular installation, changing its purpose at different times of the day, from dynamic design space to an interactive eating experience. Included in the modular installation will be The SaphirKeramik Project, as initially showcased through the concepts from Konstantin Grcic and Toan Nguyen last year at Designjunction and introducing The “Impressoes Project”  a collective design project in SaphirKeramik, from Brazilian designers, architects, photographers and artists which premieres in Sao Paolo before making its UK debut just one week later at Designjunction.


Studio Appétit will present alongside this collaboration, it’s newly released products of Things of Edible Beauty exploring the aesthetics and ornamental value of food.


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Laufen have always had a special interest for arts and other disciplines, being directly involved in the sponsorship of exhibitions and workshops with artists with the firm conviction that art is an inspiring model for industry. An opportunity to see the world with different eyes. A multidisciplinary approach, involving design and architecture, art and technology, anthropology and entertainment that will make it possible to portray new forms of expression, allowing all participants to interact with visitors.


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About Alys Bryan

Alys' experience as a furniture designer, along with her in-depth marketing knowledge, makes her uniquely placed to work with the BCFA as the Editor of Design Insider and run her marketing business, Method Communications.
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