LUA is the new, multi-variant complete bathroom collection from Laufen for bathroom planning in both the commercial and private sectors that requires a fresh, long-lasting design, brand quality and a wealth of functionality. To ensure that LUA was harmonious in every detail, from the ceramic, the bathtubs and the fittings right through to the matching furniture set LANI, Laufen commissioned the French designer Toan Nguyen to create the collection.
Toan Nguyen identifies with sleek, modern interior design that you never get tired of and is also familiar with Laufen’s manufacturing objectives as they have worked together for many years. Thanks to his knowledge of high-quality Swiss production, Nguyen was able to develop a clever, user-friendly design for LUA, which is based on the clear, stylistic vocabulary of rectangles and ovals and which Laufen brings to life with precision.
Straight lines and gently rounded corners and edge radii create a pleasing symbiosis with the oval washbasins, washbasin bowls, WCs, bidets and bathtubs. The classic, balanced design ensures that LUA works with practically all prevailing interior design styles and life situations – from the initial installation through to the family bathroom and subsequent renovation. The aesthetic, functionally perfect link between the ceramic elements and the bathtubs, faucets and furniture also contributes to the overall harmonious impression.
A wide selection of washbasins and washbasin bowls
For everyday usage, LUA provides the user with lots of useful features. For example, the washbasins feature large bowls and spacious counter tops. A key component of the collection is the rectangular washbasins, which are available in the most common sizes from hand washbasins to double bowl washbasins. They can be wall-hung or used as counter top washbasins thanks to their ground undersides. Laufen demonstrates functional attention to detail by adding drill holes to allow a towel rail to be attached to the washbasin, thus negating the need to drill into the wall tiles.
Furthermore, the collection also features wall-hung washbasins with oval fronts that mirror the shape of the bowl. If the siphon needs to be concealed, the washbasin can be combined with the Laufen Pro siphon cover. For modern washbasins with a wall outlet and a washbasin counter top, an oval 500 mm-wide washbasin bowl is available. All washbasins in the collection are available in the colours white, white LCC, Manhattan, Pergamon and Bahama beige.
Pre-assembled combos consisting of washbasins and vanity units
A white, rectangular “slim” washbasin that comes complete with a vanity unit is also available in three sizes. As the profile of the washbasin protrudes slightly over the unit, water will not drip onto the furniture. Again, with this combo-solution, Laufen includes high-quality details, which cannot be taken for granted. For example, the washbasin is glazed all over, including underneath, and the vanity unit features two handle-free drawers that finish flush with the extremely slim body of the furniture – both of these elements create a very high-quality, flawless aesthetic.
Rimless WCs and matching bidets
The WCs in the LUA collection also provide great freedom of design when it comes to bathroom planning. The wall-hung WC with its closed ceramic body for concealed fixing is available in both a standard and a compact projection. A matching bidet is also available. For more tightly calculated budgets or for when the fastest and simplest installation is required, the collection also features a wall-hung toilet with an open fixing. Here again, Laufen has paid attention to the aesthetic details and designed the WC so that the siphon is not visible. Additionally, a floor-standing WC-combination with a horizontal, vertical or vario-outlet is also part of the collection.
All the LUA WCs are rimless and feature an ergonomically rounded bowl as well as an elegant, narrow seat and lid available with or without soft-close function. The WCs and the matching bidet are available in the colours white, white LCC, Manhattan, Pergamon and Bahama beige.
Elegant bathtubs for the best in wellbeing comfort
Of course, in a LUA bathroom you do not need to go without the comfort of a bathtub as the collection includes one free-standing, one wall-mounted and five built-in bathtubs. All are made from Laufen’s high-tech material Marbond, and at just 1700 mm in length with an extremely thin panel they take up very little space in the bathroom. They are even ideal for two people at once as they feature ergonomically shaped depressions at each end and the outlet is positioned in the middle. Thanks to their large, even floor space and their highly anti-slip material you can shower comfortably in these tubs. If a separate shower is required, the Marbond shower trays from the Laufen Pro range go well with the LUA collection.
So that bathrooms can be planned and installed from a single source, Laufen and Toan Nguyen have developed a faucet collection for LUA that goes with the washbasins, bidets, bathtubs and showers. With their slim, minimalist designs, beak-shaped curved spouts and narrow handle levers, these fittings are high-quality, long-lasting additions that can stand up to everyday use and go perfectly with the rest of the bathroom furniture. The handle levers are rounded on the underside, making them particularly comfortable in the hand – yet another of the practical details that Laufen sets great store by.
Furthermore, the washbasin faucets help users reduce their energy consumption. Thanks to the special Eco+ cartridge, the faucet will provide cold water when the operating lever is in the usual central position. In situations when warm water is not necessary – for example, when washing your hands or rinsing drinking vessels – no hot water is wasted. Warm water will only flow if the lever is turned to the left.
Furniture set sets new standards
Also designed by Nguyen is the furniture set LANI; it matches perfectly to LUA, making it a collection with a single design language that can be used to furnish the entire bathroom. Toan Nguyen kept the design of the furniture just as subtle and classic as the ceramic items. As Laufen sets great store by long-lasting design and clever details, the furniture set with its slim side panels and recessed doors that feature indented handles and varnished surfaces is setting new standards in the world of bathroom furniture.
Our high quality standards are also visible in the details of the vanity unit and the cupboards. Soft-close doors and drawers as well as glass shelves inside the cupboards come as standard, while practical accessories such as drawer organisers and matching towel rails to attach to the sides of the furniture add extra comfort. The range of colours has also been perfected. The interior of the furniture is an elegant shade of anthracite, while the fresh appearance of the exterior with its wild oak wood finish surface comes into its own in classic white, grey or any one of over 40 other shades.
Laufen also bears in mind the needs of the installers: the mounting components of the furniture can be easily adjusted in 3D and feature a safety catch so that the furniture can be quickly, intuitively and accurately installed. This also applies to the drawers and doors, which come with high-quality fittings or 3D hinges with an integrated soft-close mechanism. These can be precisely adjusted as necessary and have a long lifespan.