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How a toilet can save the planet | Our video statement

LAUFEN’s urine-separating toilet save! is an ongoing revolution. Sustainability manager Cristiane Kopp explains the pioneering approach and why we must rethink wastewater management.


Is there such a thing as a bathroom that is too small? Never! It's like the weather: that's only bad with the wrong clothing. For the bathroom, this means it all comes down to the right design and fittings. Make the small floor plan seem bigger: beautiful to look at, suitable for everyday use and relaxing for mind and body.

Quiet Luxury: Property Award For Boutique Hotel Zum Goldenen Hirschen

In the Austrian town of Gmunden, one of LAUFEN's main production sites, a new top hotel is gearing up for the Salzkammergut region as the European Capital of Culture 2024.

The evolution of an icon

The iconic ILBAGNOALESSI collection returns in a completely renewed look, the result of the evolution of materials and continuous technological research. Since its debut 20 years ago, ILBAGNOALESSI has represented a completely new approach to the design of the bathroom space, made possible thanks to the interaction of two companies, both examples of excellence in their respective fields, in a complementary investigation of new linguistic codes connected with a more profound imaginary, closer to the desires of today’s consumers.


Water management in public buildings must be simple, smart and efficient - delivering comfort and saving time, costs, water and energy. LAUFEN Smart is the most advanced, cloud-based smart bathroom solution that digitises and simplifies water management in public buildings by networking washbasin faucets, urinals and shower controls with the intuitive LAUFEN SmartControl app - or integrates them into the building management via Gateway and a smart cloud.

10 years of Saphirkeramik

How a LAUFEN invention changed the world of sanitary ware.

In 2013 LAUFEN developed the new material Saphirkeramik, which revolutionised the sanitary branch with thin bodies, tight curves, and slim lines. In 2023 our invention celebrates its tenth anniversary.


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