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LAUFEN @ ORGATEC 2018

Modern sanitary rooms: A company's business card. At Orgatec, the leading international trade fair for the modern working world, the office and business building furniture trade is showed its solutions whilst focusing on the present and future working world. The Swiss bathroom specialist Laufen is with his own stand part of the framework of the 'Work' exhibition platform of furniture manufacturer Vitra – because every office always has a sanitary room...

Architecture during Art

Laufen Symposium “Architecture during art”: Architects and art historians discuss the hidden qualities of architecture. During ART Basel, the Swiss bathroom specialist Laufen held a concurrent symposium at its corporate headquarters in Laufen/Switzerland on 14 June. In the presence of some 120 participating architects, Tim Kammasch, Kurt W. Forster and the Swiss architects Gabrielle Hächler and Andreas Fuhrimann debated the concealed qualities of architecture in a lively panel discussion entitled: “Hidden truths of architecture”

LAUFEN TO EXHIBIT AT SLEEP 2017

From 21 to 22 November, Swiss bathroom specialist Laufen was exhibiting on stand G21 at Europe’s leading hotel design event, Sleep, at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. With over 125 years of design heritage, Laufen have proved themselves to be a valued contributor to a number of outstanding hospitality projects around the world. At this year’s Sleep Event, the brand was showcasing Laufen’s capabilities and demonstrating their commitment to provide a professional and consultative approach that focuses on adding real value.

BRERA DESIGN DAYS

Kartell by Laufen participated also this year at the Brera Design Days. On 12th October at 6PM we were pleased to invite you to Kartell by Laufen flagship store in Via Pontaccio 10 in Milan for a conversation with the title "Producing culture has no scale", during which Marco Sammicheli, curator, journalist and editor of the magazine Abitare and Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, the designers of the whole collection, will explore the theme "Slowness and Craftsmanship".

LAUFEN REORGANISES THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN MARKET: MARC VIARDOT TO HEAD NEW BUSINESS UNIT

With the creation of a joint business unit for Germany, Austria, and the Benelux countries the Swiss bathroom specialist Laufen is reacting to the current market environment. With this step the company intends to further extend its already strong position in the demanding Central European market. The head of the new business unit will be Marc Viardot, in addition to his function as the Director of Marketing and Products at Laufen.

DESIGN MIAMI/BASEL SWITZERLAND

A Curated Art Show. What?, conceptualized by Beda Achermann, celebrates Laufen’s anniversary and documents the company’s reference points, values, and milestones with seventeen sculptures ranging from abstract to figurative, handmade to digitally fabricated, composed of such materials as vitreous china, SaphirKeramik, coated sand, and more by artists, designers, and architects including Konstantin Grcic, Toan Nguyen, Patricia Urquiola, Bastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard.

KARTELL BY LAUFEN DURING MILAN DESIGN WEEK

The Salone Internazione del Mobile in Milan, during Design Week: Kartell by Laufen showed its new creations in the heart of the Brera Design District, at the flagship store on Via Pontaccio. Designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, the new displays have been completely updated. All the walls are painted dark grey, with the exception of two volumes clad in marble that add character to the central part of the showroom: a contrast that brings out the bright white of the ceramics, especially SaphirKeramik.

LAUFEN AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK

Milestones.Laufen tells its story: 125 years of continuing success, on a path to the future. 04 /09 April 2017_ Posteria_ Brera Design District_ Milan Design Week. Laufen is proud to celebrate its 125th anniversary with two unique projects that narrate the history of the company in an intense, original way. For the FuoriSalone, Laufen also presented many new products, based on collaboration with the most outstanding designers on the international scene.

ISH Frankfurt

At this year’s ISH in Frankfurt am Main Laufen presented its latest design creations and functional solutions for the bathroom. SaphirKeramik has once again been playing a starring role, because the design potential of this slim yet robust material has not yet reached its limits by far. Laufen has once again cooperated with hot designers, developing new products in SaphirKeramik, as well as faucets and furniture, providing bathroom planners and architec...

KARTELL BY LAUFEN PREVIEW

Kartell by Laufen takes part at ISH with a collection enhanced by new products and furniture complements, to narrate an exclusive, original interpretation of the bath environment. At ISH, from 14 to 18 March 2017 in Frankfurt, Kartell by Laufen presents new ceramic pieces, furniture complements and special finishes that evolve the products into iconic and stimulating objects, capable of triggering emotions and embellishing the bath, which becomes a true retreat in the domestic setting.

"Architecture during Art“ Programme

Laufen Celebrates Shared Creativity: Alongside the 2016 Design Miami & Art Basel Laufen presented Bespoke – an exhibition highlighting its role as a leading manufacturer of customised bathroom solutions. Recent projects illustrated the various ways in which Laufen globally supports architects and designers in the pursuit of a unique creative vision. Bespoke is industrial excellence: custom-made products offer an unrivalled level of refinement and individuality that contributes to the unique character of the best interiors.

Laufen extends its commitment in BIM

Nearly 1,000 bathroom products of Laufen are now available for architects and bathroom planners on internet at the BIMobject cloud and at bim.laufen.com as BIM-compatible data. As a leading international bathroom manufacturer Laufen is aware of the increasing importance of the intelligent Building Information Modeling (BIM) for professional construction planning. Therefore Laufen provides online a major part of its current product portfolio, including the bathroom collections Kartell by Laufen, Val and Ino, in the form of BIM-compatible data.

LAUFEN @ SLEEP EVENT

Swiss bathroom specialist Laufen exhibited inspiring product innovations at Europe´s most important hotel design event - sleep - at the Business Desing Centre in Islinhton, London. Laufen previewed 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.

NEW LAUFEN SHOWROOM IN MADRID

Patricia Urquiola designs the interiors of the new Laufen showroom in Madrid. The opening took place in November 2016. Laufen has always chosen to work with outstanding names in design, for the creation of products and their communication as well as for their exhibition settings: for the new showroom in Madrid the company has turned to Patricia Urquiola, the most highly acclaimed, prize-winning and versatile designer of the moment. The context of the new showroom, with an area of almost 200 square meters, is a historic villa from the early 1900s. Organized on two levels, it is a completely different, more engaging space with respect to the previous location.

LAUFEN AT ORGATEC 2016

At Orgatec, the leading international trade fair for the modern working world, the office and business building furniture trade is showed its solutions whilst focusing on the present and future working world. This year for the first time: The Swiss bathroom specialist Laufen, appeared with its own stand within the framework of the 'Work' exhibition platform of furniture manufacturer Vitra – because every office always has a sanitary room. And as quickly as the modern working world changes, so do the requirements of the bathroom in the office.

PRESS - KIT: ARCHITECTURE DURING ART - LAUFEN SYMPOSIUM 2016

Laufen Bathrooms collateral event "Release Architecture" during ART Basel at the Laufen Forum in Laufen/Switzerland. On the occasion of the premier international art show for modern and contemporary works, bringing leading galleries from around the world to the heart of Europe, Laufen Bathrooms was proud to announce a collateral event in the striking architecture of the Laufen Forum next to the company’s headquarters. This year’s Architecture during Art Symposium was developed in cooperation with Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

PRESS - KIT: LAUFEN @ SALONE DEL MOBILE 2016, MILAN, ITALY

Laufen celebrates shared creativity. Once again this year Laufen arrives at the Salone Internazionale del Bagno with important new developments, original projects and increasingly ambitious goals connected by a single red thread: the sharing of knowledge and ideas. Find here the complete press-kit related to Laufen’s bespoke projects based on collaboration with prestigious architects and our collections made with the innovative material SaphirKeramik.

KARTELL BY LAUFEN @ MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016

Inside the box: The Kartell by Laufen monobrand store, during Design Week 2016, updates its windows with a special installation based on atmospheres from the Far East, while the brand’s growth continues with 1000 new spaces in over 60 countries. One year after its opening, and to celebrate Design Week, the Kartell by Laufen showroom on Via Pontaccio unveils an installation aimed at the world of architecture and interior design, while communicating several important phases of the brand’s growth on international markets.

PREVIEW, SALONE DEL MOBILE, MILANO, ITALY

The story goes on: No one thought that a small addition of corundum to the traditional formula of ceramics could generate an enormous revolution in the world of the bathroom: no one, that is, except the farsighted experts at Laufen. In 2013 they launched the innovative material SaphirKeramik, the world’s thinnest ceramic, after half a decade of research, testing and experimentation under the guidance of Dr.Werner Fischer. Since then this has been the company’s leading product, generating a truly new trend in the entire bath sector.

iF GOLD AWARD, 26 FEBRUARY 2016/MUNICH FOR VAL by KONSTANTIN GRCIC

Val SaphirKeramik collection wins the iF Gold Award 2016. An innovative material and an expressive design characterise the Val bathroom collection from Laufen, the Swiss bathroom specialist. Val was created by the Munich star designer Konstantin Grcic, and explores the potential of the SaphirKeramik material by means of fine geometric lines, narrowly-defined radii and tactile surfaces. For this work, the functional yet equally attractive collection has been honoured with the Gold Award, the highest level of the iF Design Awards.

Designjunction, 24-27 September 2015/London“The Gem Room”

Laufen Bathrooms presents the inspiration of SaphirKeramik: “The Gem Room” – a conceptual cooperation between Laufen and Studio Appétit and “Impressões 2015 – Brazil: verse and reverse” – A creative vision of renowned design professionals to explore the concept of Brazilianness Laufen, the Swiss bathroom manufacturer, celebrates SaphirKeramik, its latest revolutionary innovation, during the London Design Festival with two extraordinary and exclusive installations and a product display at Designjunction’s new venue. Acclaimed by critics and public, Designjunction is one of the most important cultural and commercial events in the universe of contemporary design. Set this year within The College and the Victoria House, in the heart of London, it has now reached its fifth edition and will attract visitors from all over the world, professionals in the sector and enthusiasts. Designjunction confirms to be the perfect platform for Laufen to create an innovative and alternative installation to attract an international audience of architects, interior designers, retailers and influential press. The two installations, “The Gem Room” and “Impressoes”, are both driven by the same philosophy and creed: the diversity of the creative minds has become an incentive to develop an experimental, stimulating programme in which different, independent disciplines coexist in order to stimulate an ever-changing, evolving intellectual process inspired by SaphirKeramik.

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