herzog & de meuron's bespoke bathrooms by LAUFEN for 56 leonard tower in new york
 
herzog & de meuron's bespoke bathrooms by LAUFEN for 56 leonard tower in new york
apr 18, 2016

herzog & de meuron's bespoke bathrooms by LAUFEN for 56 leonard tower in new york

herzog & de meuron’s bespoke bathrooms by LAUFEN for 56 leonard tower in new york

 

 

 

the world’s top architects are now able to take advantage of over 120 years of design and manufacturing expertise by working alongside LAUFEN on bathroom products tailored to their uniquely detailed interior schemes. at salone del mobile 2016, alongside the new saphirkeramik collections, LAUFEN presented ‘bespoke’ – an exhibition highlighting its role as a leading manufacturer of customised bathroom solutions. four recent projects illustrate the various ways in which LAUFEN globally supports architects and designers in the pursuit of a unique creative vision. here we feature herzog & de meuron’s bespoke bathrooms for their ‘56 leonard tower’ in new york.

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herzog and de meuron’s anticipated ’56 leonard tower’ in tribeca, new york, is scheduled for completion this year. consisting of a 60-storey residential landmark developed by alexico group, bathroom company LAUFEN has supplied 267 washbasins, 144 double washbasins and 142 bathtubs for the scheme which were also designed by the architects themselves. the design for ’56 leonard’ was originally revealed in 2008.

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LAUFEN’s custom-made products offer an unrivalled level of refinement and individuality

 

 

 

the washbasin and bathtub is defined by their pill-shaped form and is produced in LAUFEN’s solid surface material called sentec. the bespoke design corresponds and mimics similar curving forms found throughout the residential units to ensure consistency. LAUFEN’s dedicated research and development team with its head office in switzerland, has an in-depth knowledge of custom fabrication and is able to meet the requirements of architects on an individual project basis, resulting in bespoke bathroom solutions of unrivaled quality. with seven production facilities in central europe, it is capable of manufacturing sanitaryware, bathtubs, showers, faucets and furniture in materials including cutting-edge ceramics and solid surface materials, in which the opportunities to innovate on any scale are virtually limitless. 

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designed by the architects herzog & de meuron and custom-made by LAUFEN
image © designboom

 

 

 

LAUFEN told designboom about their experienced employees which are focused on exploring the limits of precision, functionality and efficiency. this attitude enables them to realise the sophisticated and unique designs required for iconic projects across the globe. LAUFEN offers support and advice to architects at every stage of a project, engaging in a continuous dialogue to ensure the outcome is in line with the overall creative vision. this hands-on engagement with each undertaking allows the company to facilitate innovation and true customization on an unprecedented level.

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the pieces takes a pill-shaped form which mimics the theme in the apartment’s interior
image © designboom

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a perfect example of LAUFEN’s collaborative approach is the latest landmark building designed by swiss architecture firm herzog & de meuron. the architects also chose wall-mounted LAUFEN pro WCs. these 577 pieces were treated with a custom matte-white coating and imprinted with a special LAUFEN 56 logo.

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LAUFEN showcased the bespoke series for 56 leonard / herzog & de meuron
image © designboom

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the 60-storey tower is located in the tribeca neighborhood in new york
image courtesy of 56 leonard / herzog & de meuron

 

 

 

the architecture of the building itself is composed of protruding geometries that results in a spatially dynamic elevation. this organization produces cantilevered interior spaces as well as outdoor balconies for each of the dwellings. internally, the apartments are based around the idea of individuality and intimacy within each home. this concept is translated into every room, including the bathrooms, which feature a range of products designed by the architects and custom-made by LAUFEN to their precise specifications.

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bespoke designs correspond and mimic similar curving forms found throughout the residential units
image © designboom 

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in total, LAUFEN supplied 267 single washbasins, 144 double washbasins and 142 bathtubs for use throughout the
marble-tiled bathroom suites – 577 WCs featuring a custom matte-white coating and imprinted with a special LAUFEN
56 logo are also seen inside

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the bathrooms will feature a range of products designed by the architects and custom-made by LAUFEN to their
precise specifications

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visualization of the bathroom inside 56 leonard
image courtesy of 56 leonard / herzog & de meuron

 

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