kartell by LAUFEN: saphirkeramik bathroom technologies
 
kartell by LAUFEN: saphirkeramik bathroom technologies kartell by LAUFEN: saphirkeramik bathroom technologies
apr 24, 2013

kartell by LAUFEN: saphirkeramik bathroom technologies

kartell by LAUFEN: saphirkeramik bathroom technologiesimage courtesy kartell

 

 

after years of research and development, swiss manufacturer LAUFEN has produced a revolutionary ceramic material that has been used exclusively in the production of the ‘kartell by LAUFEN’ washbasin series. presented at salone del mobile 2013, the bathroom collection brings together the technological expertise seen in the work of italian company kartell and its use of polycarbonate plastic applied to the production of furniture; and the swiss specialist who is renowned for its extensive knowledge in ceramic manufacturing. designed by ludovica and roberto palomba, the resulting pieces include an interconnected ecosystem of bathtubs, faucets, lights, sanitary-ware, shower bases, shelving, washbasins and other furniture components such as cupboards, footstools, mirrors and tables.

after years of research and development, swiss manufacturer LAUFEN has produced a revolutionary ceramic materialimages courtesy kartell

 

 

the ‘saphirkeramik’ composite employed in ‘kartell by LAUFEN’ is made from a completely different chemical structure than traditional porcelain, combining crystals and ceramic to provide ten times more hardness and bending strength, while reducing up to 40% in weight and material. because of this process, ‘saphirkeramik’ displays a whiter finish, utilizing less glaze in the final kiln firing process. the newest innovation is found in the material’s capability to achieve extremely narrow radii on corner fillets and chamfers at tolerances as close to 1-2 millimeters, where up until now, the maximum was 7-8 millimeters. the new technological breakthrough offers the possibility to create washbasins and other products as thin as blades. additionally, the brilliance and aesthetic qualities from the  ‘kartell by LAUFEN’ ceramic series is enhanced by the polycarbonate furniture pieces.

 

‘kartell by LAUFEN’: an interview with roberto palombavideo © designboom

 

 

the collection includes an interconnected ecosystem of bathtubs, faucets, lights, sanitary-ware, shower bases and shelvingimage courtesy kartell

 

 

the collection brings together the technological expertise of italian company kartell and its use of plastic applied to the production of furnitureimages courtesy kartell

 

 

the brilliance and aesthetic qualities from the  ‘kartell by LAUFEN’ ceramic series in enhanced by the iconic polycarbonate furniture piecesimage courtesy kartell

 

 

kartell by LAUFEN is bornvideo courtesy LAUFEN

 

 

kartell by LAUFEN: pure emotionvideo courtesy kartell

 

 

‘saphirkeramik’ has the capability to achieve extremely narrow radius on corner fillets and chamfers at tolerances as close to 1-2 millimetersimage courtesy LAUFEN

 

 

the new technological breakthrough offers the possibility to create washbasins and other products as thin as bladesimage courtesy LAUFEN

 

 

‘saphirkeramik’ results in a whiter finish, which utilizes less glaze in the final kiln firing processimage courtesy LAUFEN

 

 

kartell by LAUFEN showroom and party during milan design week 2013image courtesy kartell

 

 

ludovica + roberto palombaportrait © designboom

  • This system is simple, elegant and has a new iconic faucet that actually has function! Congrats!

    faftaichi says:

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