Kartell by Laufen brings its innovative and functional vision of the bathroom to US
New ceramic products and a new line of bath complements on display during BDNY
New York, November 2017 – In conjunction with Boutique Design New York – the leading fair for the hospitality and leisure design industry, serving the Eastern United States, Canada and Europe – Kartell by Laufen will show its new ceramic products and a its new line of bath complements in a dedicated corner of Kartell’s shworoom in Soho, New York. Every year this international happening brings together architects, designers, agents and hotel owners with manufacturers and dealers of high-level design products for the world of hospitality.
Kartell by Laufen, has grasped the importance of attending this event in order to get in contact with professionals guaranteeing a versatile design approach that provides assistance for architects who select products from the catalogue, or for those who prefer customized solutions. For this purpose the two companies invested major resources in expanding a dedicated in-house division to effectively respond to the demands of an increasingly competitive, constantly growing market. Laufen and also Kartell stand out for their remarkable ability to supply not just products but also a complete system of services, generating bathroom solutions, overall coordinated design and customization, always marked by the highest levels of quality and finishing.
A selection of the latest releases of the collection, born from the merger of Kartell’s iconic plastics and the Laufen’s Swiss ceramic quality, will be on display in the showroom. The wide range of products is suited to meet the needs of the American market, which is increasingly interested in the language of contemporary design, with an eye on high-quality production and high-image creations. Among the novelties presented this year, a particularly significant example of the flexibility and of the sophisticated aesthetics of Kartell by Laufen products is the freestaing washbasin, presented this year with three different geometric motifs, bringing new decorative and personalized options to the surfaces, thanks to the application of a coloured film prior to the final process of glazing and firing.
Kartell by Laufen collection was also recently selected by Powerstrip Studio for the redesign of the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in Washington DC: with its simple and refined design, the pieces blend into space, enriching it with functionality and practicality.
New ceramic products and a new line of bath complements
Kartell by Laufen brought its innovative and functional vision of the bathroom to Milan Design Week
The Salone Internazione del Mobile in Milan, during Design Week: Kartell by Laufen showed its new creations in the heart of the Brera Design District, at the flagship store on Via Pontaccio. Designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, the new displays have been completely updated. All the walls are painted dark grey, with the exception of two volumes clad in marble that add character to the central part of the showroom: a contrast that brings out the bright white of the ceramics, especially SaphirKeramik.
In tune with the FuoriSalone atmosphere, the window displays, open at the back, lure visitors from the street to enter and explore the spaces. The large central island composed of a raised luminous platform puts the spotlight on the main new developments of Kartell by Laufen, premiered at the ISH fair in Frankfurt. The new colours of the collections establish a mutual dialogue and open the imagination to many new compositional possibilities: emerald green, powder pink, white and opaque black for the plastics, and gravel grey or slate grey for the cabinets.
Ecosustainable, high-tech and high-performance, SaphirKeramik remains a Laufen strong point, immediately chosen by Kartell by Laufen to express the brand’s innovative character. Its amazing characteristics of durability, strength and bend resistance make it the most cutting-edge ceramic material on today’s bath furnishings market, ideal to create extremely light forms with slim borders.
Kartell by Laufen takes part at ISH with a collection enhanced by new products and furniture complements, to narrate an exclusive, original interpretation of the bath environment.
At ISH, from 14 to 18 March 2017 in Frankfurt, Kartell by Laufen presents new ceramic pieces, furniture complements and special finishes that evolve the products into iconic and stimulating objects, capable of triggering emotions and embellishing the bath, which becomes a true retreat in the domestic setting.
LAUFEN at ISH 14.-18.3.2017
Hall 3.1 / Stand B51
September 20th, 2016
Design Days @ Pontaccio 10
The Kartell by Laufen store takes part in the initiative Brera Design Days, featuring a cycle of encounters, exhibitions and workshops on the theme “Design and innovation, between the digital and the territorial dimensions”
The program of Brera Design Days for 5 October focuses on Via Pontaccio, where the most interesting showrooms of the zone host talks and presentations in a distributed coordinated format.
The theme addressed at Kartell by Laufen, together with the designers Ludovica and Roberto Palomba from PS+A Studio, is the evolution of ceramics: how innovation can transform styles, tastes and bathroom architecture.
April 12th 2016
Inside the box
The Kartell by Laufen monobrand store, during Design Week 2016, updates its windows with a special installation based on atmospheres from the Far East, while the brand’s growth continues with 1000 new spaces in over 60 countries.
One year after its opening, and to celebrate Design Week, the Kartell by Laufen showroom on Via Pontaccio unveils an installation aimed at the world of architecture and interior design, while communicating several important phases of the brand’s growth on international markets.
March 23rd 2016
Salone del Mobile di Milano – Preview
A wild but sophisticated setting, dominated by a nature that envelops and overwhelms: this is one of the new moods developed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba for Kartell by Laufen, which during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2016 presents a backdrop made of floral games and urban jungle patterns.
The project based on the established partnership between the iconic design of Kartell and the innovative quality of Laufen is enhanced by a setting inspired by a forest of Oriental overtones, embellished by delicate cherry blossoms.
July 8th 2015
Dive into the blue
To welcome in summer 2015, only a few months after its grand opening, the Kartell by Laufen store in Milan’s Via Pontaccio has been decked out in its finest summer attire to mark some key milestones in the brand’s commercial expansion.
Since its launch in 2013, Kartell by Laufen has already opened more than 550 stores in over 40 countries throughout the world. The latest and most significant additions to the brand’s network have been in Miami, Prague, Brasilia, Montreal, Bali, Shanghai and Singapore, bearing witness to its strong international calling. Thanks also to the strength of its two founder companies and its industrial approach, Kartell by Laufen is well on its way to become a global leader in the contract and luxury hospitality sectors.
April 14th 2015
The first Kartell by Laufen monobrand store opens its doors in the heart of Milan’s Brera district concept design by Ludovica e Roberto Palomba.
Just over two years since its launch, having toured the project around the world and having opened more than 500 points of sale in more than 40 countries, Kartell by Laufen is launching its first monobrand store in the heart of Milan’s Brera district, at Via Pontaccio 10.
A signal to the international market that it is here to stay, the Kartell by Laufen catalogue comprises a full range of furnishings, accessories, sanitary ware and other bathroom fittings designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba.
June 24th 2014
In cooperation with Dallmer and Eiffelgres LAUFEN addressed the topic of “New Dimensions in Bathroom Design” in the context of an architects seminar in the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art. During the seminar the Kartell by Laufen collection was presented by Frank Liebetrau, who supports the project as Commercial Director. He said: “With Kartell by Laufen we have created a holistic perspective of the bathroom that considers design, emotion and innovation, transforming this room into an architecturally valuable space”.
June 12th 2014
Laufen celebrated the NL launch of Kartell by Laufen in Amsterdam, together with Frame magazine, in their vibrant shop located in the famous Felix Meritis building – a venue for lively art, culture and events.
Frame Pop up store displays the bathroom project designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba alongside cutting edge fashion, gifts, art, books and magazines until the end of October.
April 24th 2014
Kartell by Laufen presented by Roberto Palomba to architects and designers at Richardson in Lyon. During the event the guests experienced the new Kartell by Laufen area and window in the showroom and learned more about the development of this exciting project and the two brands standing behind it during the speaches at the “atelier”.
April 8th – 13 th 2014
The Kartell by Laufen collection was presented within a spacious area offering a view on the divers product range of the concept. Visitors were invited to explore the individual bathroom areas which were adapted to realistic sizes of bathrooms in living spaces.
2013 / 2014
Kartell and Laufen have organised a roadshow in the major international venues to present their innovative bathroom design to industry professionals, the public and the press. The itinerary of the presentation has been defined according to the most important fairs, exhibitions and events in the world of design.
13 January 2014
The new Kartell by Laufen Bathroom collection debuts at Utramarin Showroom during IMM Cologne in partnership with H.O.M.E.
It is the perfect backdrop to present this project to the public in a context outside the traditional trade fair circuit. The showroom of Ultramarin, located at the industrial monument “Altes Gaswerk” is the right place to present the new Kartell by Laufen bathroom project.
5th December 2013
Kartell and Laufen are pleased to announce the US debut of Kartell by Laufen, an integrated bath collection inspired by the iconic designs of Kartell and the bathroom expertise of Laufen. Design Miami/ is the perfect backdrop to present this project to the public in a context outside the traditional trade fair circuit.
12th – 14th November 2013
Roberto Palomba, guest of Reece, leading retailer of bathroom furnishing in Australia, flew to Australia for the launch of the Kartell by Laufen collection on the market with events in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne on 12, 13 and 14 November. The events include a preview of the collection to professionals and media specialising in the design sector. Kartell by Laufen has decided to present its new and exciting collection in Australia prior to its definitive sales in the country in the early part of 2014.
16th October 2013
Kartell and Laufen, after the first European legs of the roadshow, have announced the launch of their bathroom design in Brazil, designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba. The presentation has been organised at the Museo della Fundaçao Luisa Oscar Americano in San Paolo, Brazil, where Ludovica and Roberto Palomba speak about this innovative project, sharing their insights with numerous selected guest architects and VIPs.
7th – 13th September 2013
Kartell and Laufen take part in Designblok 2013 to present the Kartel by Laufen project to the countries of Eastern Europe. The two companies have agreed to participate in the week of design and fashion, given the fame and internationality of this festival that for 15 years populates the capital city with artists and designers who create innovative projects both in the sectors of industry and furnishing.
18th – 22th September 2013
Kartell and Laufen are delighted to announce their participation in designjunction 2013 to present the Kartell by Laufen bathroom project to the UK market.
17th –22th September 2013
Kartell and Laufen participate in designweek 2013 of Bratislava, presenting the Kartell by Laufen product to the market of Eastern Europe.
9th – 14th April 2013
After its debut at the last edition of ISH-Frankfurt, the Kartell Flagship Store in Via Turati welcomes a spectacular exhibition and an exciting event Tuesday, the 9th of April to present the new integrated project for the bathroom to an international audience of design, inspired by the iconic design of Kartell, combined with the quality of Laufen in the production of ceramics for the bathroom.
12th – 16th March 2013
Kartell by Laufen is a complete integrated project for the bathroom that is making its debut at ISH (Frankfurt, 12-16 March), the fair leader in the bathroom and energy world, followed by a launch to the international public at the Milan Furniture Fair (Milan, 9-14 April), where it will be presented at the Kartell flagship store.
1st March 2013
Kartell, the Italian brand leader in the production of industrial furniture and design objects made of high quality plastic material and Laufen, a Swiss company, world leader in the production of high range ceramics for the bathroom, announce the signing of their agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of a new line dedicated to the bathroom called Kartell by Laufen.
The artistic direction of the entire project has been entrusted to the architects Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, internationally famous designers and trend-setters in the bath sector.