Living Square Washbasin with SaphirKeramik


Living Square is a bathroom furniture collection comprised of ceramic washbasins manufactured with LAUFEN’s patent-pending SaphirKeramik—a unique material perfected after five years of intensive research and development that offers a groundbreaking alternative to traditional ceramics and expands the possibilities of ceramic design and production. Strong and malleable, SaphirKeramik permits the creation of wafer-thin yet robust walls and tight-edge radii of just 1 to 2mm, while state-of-the-art technology values are currently a minimum of 7–8 mm. Its slender profile renders it space saving, lightweight and environmentally friendly. SaphirKeramik derives its exceptional hardness and strength from its component corundum, (AI2O3), a colorless mineral found in eponymous sapphires. Rigorous testing has revealed that its flexural strength is equal to that of steel. The mineral added to the ceramic mix is also used in the watch industry as sapphire glass dials. Its hardness is surpassed only by that of diamonds.

Designed by: Andreas Dimitriadis of platinumdesign for LAUFEN