Patricia Urquiola designed the Sonar bathroom collection for Laufen
curated design excellence
The Sonar bathroom collection, by Patricia Urquiola explores the material properties of SaphirKeramik, a decorative, versatile and malleable ceramic developed by Laufen.
This exquisite ceramic material has been crafted to embody a stunning three-dimensional 'sound waves' texture and was awarded the iF Design Award 2018 in the product category for it's efforts.
Patricia Urquiola: “As a metaphor, the name Sonar is linked to water: in this form of echolocation, acoustic pulses are emitted to identify items under water. I liked the idea of using the little waves generated by sound. The texture on the outside of the washbasin bowls was modelled on these waves. I not only wanted to work with the lightness of the ceramics, I also wanted to find a way to design its surface.”
The Sonar collection: includes floor-standing and wall-mounted washbasins, two washbasin bowls and a double washbasin bowl, also available in white matt and all made of SaphirKeramik together with a new furniture collection.
Photo credits: Laufen