More and more wellness-oriented, more and more a design object: this is the direction taken by the bathroom design industry, whose radical aesthetic as well as functional evolution in recent years has given these spaces an entirely new role and livability in the world of interior decoration. Laufen has translated this trend into contemporary, sophisticated projects, transforming the space traditionally dedicated to personal care and privacy into a place of absolute well-being.
The Swiss company, specialised since 1892 in comprehensive solutions for high-end bathrooms, has completed prestigious international projects in the hotel industry, giving each one a unique, distinctive identity in total harmony with the surrounding spaces. Set in an exclusive location, the Kandolhu Island Resort in the Maldives is an exotic paradise made up of 30 bungalows whose interiors are designed to echo and blend into the island’s concept: the natural elements merge with the modern architectures for idyllic sensory experiences. In view of the Resort’s high quality standard, Laufen was selected to supply bathroom fixtures, furniture and wellness products, including the enveloping, curvilinear Il Bagno Alessi One bathtubs, or the Palomba Collection fixture with its delicately harmonious lines. The supply for the Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen features a more minimal aesthetic.
The location reflects the atmosphere of the Latin Quarter where the hotel is situated, and combines luxury and Bohemian charm. 65 rooms (out of a total of 118) have been renovated on a project by Morten Hedegaard, who chose many Laufen products of a markedly contemporary design, like Living City washbasins and Laufen Pro sanitaryware, to align the style with the interior decoration project. Along the lines of this pure design approach, Laufen participated in the construction of one of the British capital’s most iconic buildings through a partnership with Tom Dixon for the Mondrian Hotel London at Sea Containers: the project included the supply of fixtures for the bathrooms of all the hotel 359 rooms and public spaces.