The inspiration of SaphirKeramik by Laufen

The two installations, “The Gem Room” and “Impressoes”, are both driven by the same philosophy and creed: the diversity of the creative minds has become an incentive to develop an experimental, stimulating programme in which different, independent disciplines coexist in order to stimulate an ever-changing, evolving intellectual process inspired by SaphirKeramik.

The Gem Room celebrates refined design and exquisite taste, this unique destination, in the old jewellery workshop of the former Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, seems the most natural choice to present SaphirKeramik, the material which contains the derivatives of sapphires, using the medium of an unique and exclusive interactive eating experience created by Studio Appétit.

The Gem Room at Designjunction is an innovative combination of a multi-purpose space, with a modular installation, changing its purpose at different times of the day, from dynamic design space to an interactive, exclusive, invite only eating experience, exploring the intersection of beauty and refinement from precious gems to ceramic materials.

The Impressões by Laufen project brought together innovations in design as well as function, with the SaphirKeramik washbasin becoming a work of art that honoured Brazil and its culture. Taking the Laufen washbasin as a blank canvas, guest artists were given free rein to create their own aspirational designs.

The project allowed the ten designers and architects to present their interpretations of the theme “Brazil Up Close” as exclusive pieces for Laufen.