The Leading designer and architect, Patricia Urquiola has developed a new bathroom collection for the internationally known bathroom manufacturer, Laufen, and it’s called SONAR! With this collection, Laufen presents its third generation of SaphirKeramik. The celebrated designer created a distinct formal language full of finesse, giving the exquisite ceramic material a three-dimensional texture.
Laufen’s thin-walled SaphirKeramik has set a real design trend for bathrooms and Urquiola fully embraced the material. Her aim was to explore formal and functional properties as well as the material’s decorative aspects and turn them into an elegant, innovative collection.
This exceptional collection is best defined by its expressiveness and minimalist style. Its formal language plays with arcs and angles, emphasising the slender lines of SaphirKeramik. In order to further emphasize the lightness of the objects, the two powerhouses created a three-dimensional texture for the washbasin bowls’ surfaces.
“As a metaphor, the name Sonar is linked to water: in this form of echolocation, acoustic pulses are emitted to identify items under water. I liked the idea of using the little waves generated by sound. The texture on the outside of the washbasin bowls was modelled on these waves. I not only wanted to work with the lightness of the ceramics, I also wanted to find a way to design its surface.” – Patricia Urquiola
The Sonar collection includes a wide variety of incredible designs, such as floor-standing and wall-mounted washbasins, two washbasin bowls, a double washbasin bowl, and a bathtub which completes the flawless collection and that has an integrated storage tray and is made of Laufen’s high-tech Sentec material. Lastly, the cabinets and furniture are characterized by curved lines and corners enriched by metallic finishings.
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