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Laufen celebrates 10 years of Ilbagnoalessi One
Swiss bathroom manufacturer Laufen celebrates 10 years of Ilbagnoalessi One, created with “Italian design factory” Alessi and designed by Stefano Giovannoni, with new ceramic designs, furniture range and brassware.
The product was launched in 2002 and some of its elements have become real icons like the Tam Tam floorstanding washbasin and the drop-shaped WC.
“What makes the design of Laufen’s Ilbagnoalessi One so timeless and yet still up-to-date is that from the very beginning the aesthetics of the collection has been characterised by unmistakable shapes with a remarkable identity,” said Giovannoni.
“They derive from nature itself and are anchored deeply in the collective subconscious of mankind – like the idea of white stone polished by water.”
The original Ilbagnoalessi One Laufen collection focused on the appeal of each product, rather than covering a range of styles.
After almost 10 years, the collection has been developed to create semi-recessed and counter-top basins which are larger than the original ones and products, such as the Tuna basin and a new set of Tam Tams as well as electronic brassware.