Bathroom brand Laufen has opened its new trade showroom in Madrid, Spain. Located in a striking historic villa that dates back to the early 1900s, the near-200 sqm space is spread across two floors and gave designer, Patricia Urquiola an attractive canvas to work with.
Urquiola aimed a vivid, informal setting that works similarly to a training centre, where technicians and architects can meet and work together. The property features a ‘mock-up room’ where designers and architects can review the status of their projects while making use of the corresponding meeting rooms and material library.
The first floor is largely occupied by the Kartell collection, while a separate room is dedicated to the Val and Ino lines; a space created with Urquiola’s application of contrasting materials, including marbles mixed with onyx, mirrored glass, resin, oak and iron and bold clashing colours. Laufen’s contemporary bathroom products are bought into focus through the addition of tubular black iron frames that mark the borders of each room.
“The idea was to create a space with multiple functionalities, a new kind of showroom, where people can also work,” said Urquiola. “It is an elegant and strict space with fine materials, inspired by those usually used for the design bathroom.”Laufen | laufen.com