Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017
Kartell by Laufen showed its new creations in the heart of the Brera Design District, at the flagship store on Via Pontaccio in Milan. 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.
The large central island composed of a raised luminous platform puts the spotlight on the main new developments of Kartell by Laufen. The new colours of the collections establish a mutual dialogue and open the imagination to many new compositional possibilities: emerald green, powder pink, white and opaque black for the plastics, and gravel grey or slate grey for the cabinets.
New items presented
Clean forms and well-gauged expressive minimalism are the key traits of the collection, now enhanced by four new built-in slim washstands, featuring a slender, elegant border, with a discreet squared design. Made with fine fireclay, a very hygienic and strong ceramic material, they have precise edges and smooth planar surfaces, extending to 1000mm in the largest version, designed to be used with two taps. These washstands are offered in interesting solutions complete with cabinets with large drawers.
Simplicity and essential design are also the characteristics of the two new countertop washstands in SaphirKeramik with built-in shelf and the traditional overflow valve, made with a slender opening.
The new entries also include two rimless floor-standing toilets, without an internal border for flushing, which provide an efficient, practical and hygienic solution, combined with a wall or floor-mounted flush system or external cistern.
The range of bathtubs expands with a very new and appealing freestanding version, with a built-in overflow valve. Its elegant silhouette, made in Sentec, has minimal thickness like that of the washstands, and rounded ergonomic lines that form a contrast with the more austere geometric design of the other models.
The Kartell by Laufen collection also contains new complements: a complete series of storage modules, columns and hanging cabinets, designed to make optimal use of space in the bathroom and to create a sense of perfect harmony between the ceramic fixtures and the furnishings. In particular, a cabinet with an extremely small depth (270 mm) has been created, with one flap door and two traditional doors, offering an ideal solution for small bathroom spaces.
A new line of finishes expands the present chromatic range with modern hues for all tastes: matte white, gravel grey, slate grey.
Ludovica and Roberto Palomba also imagined and designed three different geometric motifs, bringing new decorative and personalised options to the surfaces of the column washstand already in the collection, thanks to the application of a coloured film prior to the final process of glazing and firing.
All the accessories and furnishings in plastic have been updated with two new colours: powder pink and emerald green. The colours opaque white and opaque black will be available for mirrors, shelves and towel racks.