With the introduction of the successful Laufen PALOMBA COLLECTION in 2005 the famous Italian designers Ludovica and Roberto Palomba created a design language that the couple describes as a “fingerprint of nature”.
This sophisticated wall-hung basin is rectangular in shape, however, despite the straight contours on the outside, the inset bowl has an organic shape inspired by a pebble. This organic shape is inspired by the ebbs and flows of the powerful ocean and how this shapes mother nature’s surfaces. The tension between rigorous geometrical and organic shapes is typical of the entire collection, and ensures that all elements can be combined with one another.
If recent editions have favoured geometrical shapes, this time round the Milanese designers are again focusing more on soft organic lines.
This wall-hung basin has the bowl positioned off to the right of the basin, and the waste and overflow are strategically placed close to one another in an off-set position closest to the centre of the basin unit. The bowl has a tap hole in the centre of the unit, which is off-set to the left of the bowl. This quality Swiss basin measures in at a generous 1600 x 500 x 160 mm and is ultimately so meaningful as the bowl is one with the supporting ceramic surface, leaving plenty of room to work on this cleanly surface.
The highlights of the PALOMBA COLLECTION 2012 edition are the “Menhir” washbasin and an exceptional bathtub. These two leading protagonists are accompanied by a cast of four new counter top washbasins, two washbasin bowls and a new bathroom furniture collection.
This innovative Swiss sanitaryware manufacturer is of the best in the world and supports a 5 year warranty on manufacture defaults. This is hardly surprising seeing as this reputable company has been in existence since 1892. There is a promise of superior quality as each piece is carefully checked by personnel prior to leaving the factory.
All Laufen products are made in line with Italtile's LiveGreen ethos as the manufacture process focuses on sustainable methods of production that include the carefully monitored use of resources during production, a recycling program and then ultimately, the manufacture of products that function to use a minimized amount of water during use.