Architecture | Materials

The variety of materials in the bathroom.

Sonar: Patricia Urquiola designs the third generation of SaphirKeramik for Laufen


Sonar is the new new collection – including washstands and bathtubs – from Laufen in SaphirKeramik, designed by Particia Urquiola. 


Rehau Crystal Mirror: mirror yes, glas no


With the Rauvisio crystal surface, Rehau is committed to the material glass. The polymer glass laminate stands out for a range of advantages compared with real glass - even as mirror. 


Interview with designer Partick Frey: “I wanted to create a feeling of softness and warmth.”


In the interview Patrick Frey talks about the creation of the Villeroy & Boch Finion collection. 


Duravit: ceramic glaze against germs in sanitary areas


Whether at the workplace, sports facilities or airports, hygiene requirements are high in both public and semi-public buildings. This is why they are an essential part of the respective building concept.  


Design concept by Bette:
A steel bath dressed in fabric


The German steel-enamel specialist Bette wants to bring the subject of opulence to the bathroom in a new way with the design concept of a bathtub clothed in fabric. 


Twice by Alape: A double washstand with a functional design


The new double washstand Twice by Alape combines high functionality with a sleek design. The design by Sieger Design meets the demand for washplaces that could be used by two persons at the same time. 


Bathroom concepts: The bathtub as centrepiece


When it comes to new bathroom furniture, the free-standing bathtub is right at the top of the wish list. There is hardly another bathroom product with such a lasting effect on the room. The trend towards the free-standing tub is now also catching on in renovations. 


Avorio and Cemento: Two new design lines for Rauvisio mineral


With Avorio and Cemento, Rehau has expanded its Rauvisio mineral portfolio and opened up whole new worlds of design possibilities for its customers – from the evenly textured elegance of antiqui-ty all the way to concrete, the material of the modern age 


That’s hard: The new SaphirKeramik by Laufen


With its SaphirKeramik, Laufen has presented a material innovation. The new sanitary ceramic is extremely hard and stable thanks to the addition of the material corundum and opens up completely new possibilities in bathroom design.