First launched at Milan Design Week in 2002, ILBAGNOALESSI is the result of a collaboration between the legendary Italian brand Alessi and the Swiss bathroom specialist LAUFEN. Under the creative lead of designer Stefano Giovannoni, the two companies achieved one of the most complete collections ever made at an industrial level, including washbasins, tubs, shower enclosures, furniture, taps and accessories.
ILBAGNOALESSI represented an entirely new approach to the design of the bathroom: a holistic and complete collection of elements that can be freely combined to create exceptional interiors. Twenty years later, this groundbreaking approach is still at the heart of how LAUFEN develops contemporary bathroom solutions.
In the meantime, innovations in the ceramics industry have shaken up the way objects are designed and manufactured. One of these innovations is LAUFEN’s patented SaphirKeramik. This revolutionary, ceramic material reaches its exceptional hardness through a blend with corundum, a colourless mineral, which is a component of sapphires. This gives SaphirKeramik a flexural strength equal to that of steel lending designers almost infinite freedom to experiment. Applying SaphirKeramik to ILBAGNOALESSI enabled Stefano Giovannoni and LAUFEN to create new, lighter and thinner shapes – all while maintaining the original design language. Following LAUFEN’s ambition to offer complete and harmonious bathroom solutions, ILBAGNOALESSI was also extended with carefully crafted furnishing elements, state of the art bathroom technology and new colors and finishes.
The new ILBAGNOALESSI can be experienced in our LAUFEN Space Milan at the occasion of Fuorisalone 2022.
Monday, 6 June, 10 — 18 h
Tuesday, 7 June — Saturday, 11 June, 11 — 21 h
Sunday, 12 June, 11 — 17 h
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