International, 15.3.2011: New forms and functions for ILBAGNOALESSI One
Alessi and Laufen are extending the successful bathroom classic, ILBAGNOALESSI One. As for the first version, Italian architect and designer Stefano Giovannoni has again been commissioned with the creation of the signature design and a completely new high quality furniture range. The Swiss bathroom specialist has translated the challenging designs into ceramic form with consummate skill and also incorporated many ingenious functions.
The extension of ILBAGNOALESSI One focuses on the new washbasins. The floorstanding ceramic washbasin ‛Tam-Tam’, a true design icon, is now also available as a freestanding version and semi-high washbasin bowl. Also with the makings of a classic is the 1600 mm washbasin which designer Stefano Giovannoni has shaped in the form of a wave that laps over the furniture element below. An elegant semi-recessed washbasin and flat oval washbasin bowl with a broad practical rim complete the line-up.
Laufen is now offering the ILBAGNOALESSI One ceramics in a new colour version: the matte Warm Gray not only looks exclusive, it also changes the feel of the ceramic surface – it is warmer, more organic to the touch, even a little like velvet.
Laufen has also enhanced its selection of ILBAGNOALESSI One shower trays and bathtubs: the 1200 x 800 mm ceramic shower tray now has a matching glass shower cabin enriching the bathroom with its crystal clear minimalist design and high comfort. A special highlight is an integrated Oras overhead shower fitment running diagonally above the shower cabin. Another new addition is a 2030 x 1020 mm bathtub in high quality sanitary acrylic that is suitable for semi-recessing – it can be optionally equipped with a whirl system for a relaxing bath. It is matched by a special furniture element in three different widths that is perfect as a seat, shelf or showplace for ornaments. Together with the bathtub it forms a perfectly integrated whole.
Aside from the new bathtub furniture, Stefano Giovannoni has designed a whole new furniture collection for ILBAGNOALESSI One, the discreet, clear lines of which are a perfect foil for the lyrical design language of the ceramics and bathtubs. The high quality vanity units, mirror cabinets, mirrors and washtops and also the tall cabinet are available either in a varnished real wood Noce Canaletto veneer or hand-varnished white finish which is combined with a shelf in scratch- and water-resistant technical marble.
In their extension of ILBAGNOALESSI One, ALESSI and Laufen have created nothing short of a masterpiece: Stefano Giovannoni’s design has a universal appeal and lots of bathroom users will appreciate the many new comfortable functions.