The organic forms of the self titled Palomba collection are inspired by tide pools and the water that collects in the smooth cavities of coastal rocks.
The new pieces include a new freestanding washbasin called Menhir, a dramatically contoured bathtub with a high back, four new countertop washbasins, two washbasin bowls and a new bathroom furniture collection.
Ludovica+Roberto Palomba explain the inspiration behind the expressive organic forms of the new pieces: “Palomba Collection 2012 is a synthesis of organic and natural forms. Its inspiration comes from coastal inlets and cliffs; from observing the action of the sea against the rocks.”
In contrast the new accompanying bathroom furniture features straight edges and perfect geometry. The furniture collection includes vanity units, which are optionally available with atmospheric illumination, one tall and one medium cabinet, two console tops and cube and cuboid-shaped storage modules.
The vanity units and cabinets are available in white, Putty grey, light wild pear and dark Vermont cherry while the storage modules come in white, Putty grey, red cranberry and blue aqua. The modules offer practical storage and can be stacked or lined up in a row or arranged into a grid allowing them to fit to any bathroom space. The rear walls of the modules are available in orange, red, light wild pear, dark Vermont cherry or in a mirror version.
About the manufacturer: Based in Laufen, in the Swiss canton of Basel, Laufen have been making ceramic bathroom fittings for more than 110 years. Its washbasins, bidets and toilets are produced in state-of-the-art facilities with Swiss precision combining two important schools of design: Italian design from the South and Modernist style à la Bauhaus from the North.