LAUFEN sonar collection by patricia urquiola shaped like sound-waves in water
LAUFEN sonar assortment by patricia urquiola formed like sound-waves in water
first unveiled at milan design week 2017, the LAUFEN sonar assortment distinguished a set of sanitary ware and bathroom furnishings like by no means earlier than. it envisioned a brand new, delicate, exploratory kind solely made potential by mixture of patricia urquiola’s inventive thoughts and the qualities of the swiss producer’s ultra-thin but extremely sturdy saphirkeramik. the unique washstands highlighted new design alternatives and within the years since, have conceived a wide range of additions, from ‘floating’ to floor-standing washbasins and WCs, bidet, bathtub and extra.
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when designing the LAUFEN sonar assortment, patricia urquiola was impressed by the rigor of architectural minimalism and the dynamism of sound waves particularly in water. a particular D-shape was fashioned, with a three-dimensional texture then sculpting the exterior surfaces. throughout the skinny, delicate-looking rim, the inside surfaces are extremely clear and clean in distinction. the outcomes are slim but extremely strong, conveying a picture of steadiness and class total.
the gorgeous types are made potential by the model’s revolutionary saphirkeramik materials. it rewrites the rulebook and opens new prospects when it comes to aesthetics. the ceramic can create radius rims of between solely 2-3mm slightly than the traditional 7mm. in consequence, even double washbasins created from saphirkeramik can slot in small city bogs that had beforehand simply managed to suit a regular basin. this high quality is delivered with out adversely affecting both the bowl’s capability or lavatory format.
the exploration of saphirkeramik has led to additional creations within the sonar line. these embrace a floor-standing washbasin that conceals all of the plumbing inside a small footprint in addition to free-standing washbasin which, when mounted to the wall, extends the magic of assortment as in the event that they have been floating.
with gently sloping bases that channel water into transverse recesses, the acquainted washbasins, bowls and bathtub are actually accompanied by a brand new 600mm-wide washbasin and extra compact 100mm-wide double bowl washbasins – both as wall-mounted or countertop variants. these might be paired with geometrically-designed self-importance items that not solely help however spotlight the distinctive form of washbasins. they’re coated in a chic vary of metallic finishes – gold, copper and titanium – in addition to a nero marquina end, which is black limestone with white veins.
measuring 1600 x 815 x 535 mm, sonar additionally now features a new oval free-standing bathtub product of marbond materials. its slender exterior is completed with the distinctive sound wave texture, however much more uniquely, it possess an integral faucet ledge. this spherical dish seemingly balances but truly merely attaches to the piece’s rim to function a platform for physique care necessities, equipment and extra. there may be additionally a head and again relaxation to additional improve consolation within the tub.
together with a brand new bidet, sonar provides each floor-standing and wall-hung WCs to the gathering. they share the distinctive D-shaped type of the opposite sanitary ware items, however they’re rimless and so, a lot simpler to scrub. the designs are tapered to the entrance to evoke a visible lightness to the items.