October 22, 2020
The new SaphirKeramik washbasins Laufen co-developed with designer Konstantin Grcic for the Val bathroom collection take on this challenge in a new and innovative way. The new hand washbasin received a special award for its compact elegance from the Innovation Award Architecture+Technology.
The latest addition to the Val series targets compact and demanding bathroom layouts in particular with new washbasins. SaphirKeramik by Laufen proved positively predestined for this task. With its fine walls and slender edge radii, the washbasins made of the innovative ceramic material take up hardly any space, which makes the space look neater and clearer, especially in small bathrooms
In addition, the SaphirKeramik washbasins really do save space, as they let you install smaller basins with the same internal dimensions as a larger basin. In other words, you can choose a smaller washbasin for less spacious rooms without losing much basin volume. For example, the new Val hand washbasin measures just 340 x 220 mm including a small faucet ledge on the right and an overflow, yet still offers a deceptively generous sized bowl.
The jury of the 20th Innovation Award Architecture + Technology recognized the “the product for its compact elegance, especially for small rooms as architecture rarely focuses on small rooms. The washbasin owes its elegance to SaphirKeramik, which allows narrow, filigree edges. The edges of this washbasin merge with a compact tap area. The washbasin has everything it needs in the smallest of spaces and is also beautifully designed.”