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Patricia Urquiola And Laufen Partner Up With Sonar CollectionSaturday 22 December 2018
Patricia Urquiola And Laufen Partner Up With Sonar Collection ⇒ The acclaimed and eclectic designer Patricia Urquiola reveals the third generation of Laufen‘s SaphirKeramik. She’s taking this extraordinary material with great sensitivity into a third dimension, creating a new bathroom collection named SONAR. Like its predecessor, Sonar showcases some serious design skills, thanks to Laufen’s talent for attracting the industry’s best designers.
International design superstar Patricia Urquiola took inspiration from under the sea when envisioning the collection’s look. “As a metaphor, the name Sonar is linked to water,” explains Urquiola. “In this form of echolocation, acoustic pulses are emitted to identify items under water. I liked the idea of incorporating the look of the little waves generated by sound.”
Sonar is made of Laufen’s ultra-thin SaphirKeramik material, which boasts wafer-thin walls and tight-edge radii of 2 to 3mm. Urquiola tested the miracle material’s abilities even further by incorporating a three-dimensional texture for Sonar’s washbasin bowls’ external surfaces.
“The texture on the outside of the washbasin bowls was modelled on sonar waves. I not only wanted to work with the lightness of the ceramics, but I also wanted to find a way to design its surface,” says Urquiola.
Sonar features floor-standing and wall-mounted washbasins, two washbasin bowls, a double washbasin bowl, and bathtub. It is accompanied by a new cabinetry and furniture collection that accentuates Sonar’s geometric aesthetic. Overall, Sonar’s aesthetic speaks of arcs and angles, a strict but not unyielding geometry that optimizes water flow and offers something dynamic for the bathroom.
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