ILBAGNOALESSI was created in 2002 in partnership with the Italian lifestyle brand Alessi and designer Stefano Giovannoni. Their unique approach was to reimagine classic bathroom archetypes by giving them a sculptural aesthetic. Since its launch, the collection has wowed fans and now it’s set to do it all over again.
“The original ILBAGNOALESSI collection was a ground-breaking moment for bathrooms, but with the updated collection, LAUFEN has pushed the boundaries of bathroom design even further,” said Emma Mottram, Marketing Manager at LAUFEN UK. “In achieving pieces that are simultaneously monumental and delicate, we’re proud to present a collection that showcases an evolution of the iconic ILBAGNOALESSI collection rather than a redesign.”
The design evolution of the range is the result of LAUFEN’s ongoing research into ceramics and the development of Saphirkeramik, an extremely strong and malleable material that allows for the creation of daring forms that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago.
The iconic Tuna washbasin is an excellent example of this. While its original long organic form has been retained, the use of Saphirkeramik has made it look even sleeker than its predecessor. The updated Tuna washbasin is available as a bowl or countertop version, with a ceramic border that perfectly aligns with the cabinet on which it is placed.
Other highlights include a freestanding bathtub made of Sentec, a mineral composite with a velvety texture that creates an ideal environment for a long, rejuvenating soak. The tub’s shape is also designed for comfort, with a slim border that widens to provide a comfortable headrest and surface area for objects. In addition, the wall-hung WC is noteworthy due to its unusual shape. The rounded lid mirrors the rounded shape of the ceramic body, creating a unified object that is distinct from traditional flat-topped toilets. The ILBAGNOALESSI basins, WC and bath are available in choice of Matt White, Matt Black and Matt Coffee
ILBAGNOALESSI includes a new range of vanity units and tall cabinets to complement the sanitaryware. Options include wood effects and laminates in a choice of over 30 colours and three special finishes: Copper, Titanium and Gold. Vanities intended for bowl washbasins also come with a choice of stoneware surfaces or a colour to coordinate with the furniture.
The LAUFEN ILBAGNOALESSI basins, WC and bath are available in choice of Matt White, Matt Black and Matt Coffee. Vanity units and tall cabinets come in wood effects and laminates in a choice of over 30 colours and three special finishes: Copper, Titanium and Gold.
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