Laufen to show latest innovations at Sleep 2016

In London from 22 to 23 November, Swiss bathroom specialist Laufen will be exhibiting at Europe’s most important hotel design event, Sleep, at the Business Design Centre, Islington. 

Laufen will be previewing CLEANET RIVA in the UK for the first time at Sleep ahead of the official launch in 2017. To combine the advantages of a toilet and a bidet in a single object, was an idea which originated in Switzerland almost 60 years ago, but has only reached a true level of excellence this year. Laufen has created the Cleanet Riva shower toilet, combining design of the highest quality with sophisticated solutions. Based on the synergy between the quality and technical experience of Laufen and the design of Peter Wirz, the Cleanet Riva shower toilet is a masterpiece of Swiss engineering and design, and recent winner of the prestigious Red Dot Award 2016, combining technology with supreme luxury, maximum hygiene and clean, elegant lines.

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In addition, Laufen will be displaying the latest collections in their groundbreaking material that has revolutionised the bathroom industry and set a new trend: SaphirKeramik – a unique, revolutionary ceramic material, which possesses all the hygienic advantages of traditional bathroom ceramics, but is thinner, more defined, and extremely robust. The special properties are due to the addition of corundum, a colourless component of sapphire, which has been prepared for the market through years of research and development work by Laufen.

The creation of SaphirKeramik has enabled leading designers, including Konstantin Grcic and Toan Nguyen, to unleash their imagination and design washbasins with thin borders, round or squared, in a variety of shapes and sizes, which are extremely hardwearing. Recently the collections of  INO, VAL and Kartell by Laufen  have taken the SaphirKeramik innovation to an industrial scale, with projects in some of the most prestigious hotels in the world.

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Laufen’s Global Projects Team will be on the stand to welcome visitors where they can discover and interact with the company’s products first hand. The team is committed to focusing on designers and clients within the hospitality sector to give them the very best levels of service and inspiring product innovations, both in core collections and bespoke products. For bespoke projects, Laufen’s in-house architect will be available to discuss how unique, exclusive products can be created by Laufen to enhance the identity of hotel brands across the world.




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