Patricia Urquiola Uses a Cutting-Edge Material in New Bath Products for Laufen
Since the debut of Laufen’s SaphirKeramik, design firms have been clamoring to test its potential—Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design, Toan Nguyen, and Palomba Serafini Associati have all contributed bath fixtures. It’s not difficult to understand the attraction. A proprietary ceramic composite touted for performance properties, it can be fabricated into wafer-thin profiles that remain strong.
It was therefore a perfect vehicle for the trim silhouettes envisioned by Interior Design Hall of Fame member Patricia Urquiola for Sonar, her suite of sinks and a tub. Among them is the Wave basin, ranging in size from a curved shape 13½ inches across to a 40-inch-long double version. Both can be mounted on the wall or a counter or, for the former, supported by a pedestal. Inner surfaces angle to send water toward an inconspicuous traverse drain opening. Contoured elements reappear in the Wave tub.
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