Laufen – ISH 2015 Preview

Design possibilities of SaphirKeramik explored by European designers at ISH 2015

Swiss bathroom specialist Laufen will be making a return to the halls of ISH in Frankfurt for 2015, showcasing its latest collections in collaboration with two cutting edge designers.

Laufen has teamed up with designers Konstantin Grcic and Toan Nguyen to create new solutions that break the boundaries of bathroom design, on display for the first time at ISH from 10 to 14 March.


Munich designer Konstantin Grcic has explored the potential of Laufen’s Saphir Keramik to create a spectacular collection of washbasins, trays and a bathtub. Simple and functional, the new collection rethinks how ceramic as a material is used in the bathroom.

Also new at ISH will be a new bathroom collection designed especially for Laufen by French designer Toan Nguyen. Again exploring the design potential of SaphirKeramik, Nguyen uses the revolutionary material to present washbasins, a bathtub and furniture. The collection also includes the innovative shelf-washbasin, which has already picked up the Design Plus Award 2015 in association with ISH.


Combining all the practical benefits that ceramic has to offer in terms of hygiene and durability with the ability to create very delicate, thin-walled shapes and tight radii, SaphirKeramik blurs the aesthetic lines between ceramic and solid surfaces. Drawing its strength from a compound found in sapphire, SaphirKeramik has been introduced by Laufen after years of research and development.


All Images © Laufen 2015


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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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