Laufen has a long heritage of collaborating with internationally renowned architects and designers. These unique partnerships offer the opportunity to blend Laufen's expertise in ceramics with a constantly evolving design aesthetic, which comes from working with a prestigious group of outstanding international designers. This enables them to offer outstanding bathroom products, in form and in function, to their customers.
Laufen inspires beautiful bathroom solutions for commercial projects around the world and are passionate about bringing the very highest user satisfaction for clients, and ultimately, their guests. This is achieved through an open partnership approach with the highest level of professionalism - offering designers two possible approaches: complete bathrooms including washbasins, toilets, faucets, bathtubs and furniture, or modular concepts that integrate flawlessly in architectural concepts.
The innovative SONAR collection is the latest range from Laufen and has been created by internationally acclaimed and eclectic designer Patricia Urquiola. Laufen has been working with Urquiola since 2016, and she explains what drew her to collaborate with the brand, saying, "Well, first they called me to design their showroom in Madrid, a city that I care a lot for. Then we start talking about a design collaboration. I was interested in evolving the project with a bold and innovative approach. I wanted to interpret and explore the very unique and interesting characteristics of SaphirKeramik [Laufen's patentpending ceramic material], both in terms of design as well as form and function. In this way Laufen and I partnered to create the SONAR project."
In the SONAR concept, Urquiola manages to combine two powerful and apparently opposing matrices of inspiration: the rigour of architectural minimalism as an expression of purity and formal understatement, and the energy and dynamism connected with the natural phenomenon of sound waves and their relationship with water. The unique SONAR range includes thoughtfully and elegantly designed wall-hung washbasins, washbasin bowls, toilets, bathtubs and furniture in different finishes.