Unveiled during last April’s Salone del Mobile, the Kartell by Laufen Collection had a glamorous exhibit at designjunction during last month’s London Design Festival. The collection, under the art direction of Milan-based architects Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, is a collaboration between the Italian brand Kartell, known for mastering the use of colorful plastic in modern furnishings, and Laufen, the only Swiss manufacturer of bathroom equipment. According to Marc Viardot, director of marketing and products for Laufen, the line can be adapted to both minimal settings or opulent spaces for residential and hospitality projects. Featuring Laufen’s new SaphirKeramik ceramics that can reduce thickness to one to two millimeters, the collection includes of washbasins, vanities, tubs, shelving, furniture, and bathroom accessories. My favorites are the Art Deco sunburst mirrors (available in a 24k gold finish for customers with a bit of cash to spend) and the hidden overspill drain and LED lighting in the solid surface bathtub. Kartell by Laufen will be available to the North American market in early 2014 through authorized Laufen showrooms.
Disclaimer: Laufen was one of the sponsors of my trip to the London Design Festival as part of BlogTour London. The opinions in the post are entirely my own.