24 February 2011

Finally; Something new, gorgeous, European and available in North America


This is the Tuna wash basin from the Swiss manufacturer Laufen. How it gets its name is pretty self-evident. It's slick, streamlined and I think it's absolutely beautiful. There's a growing trend to have the sink and counter be made from the same vitreous china as a single piece and this is one of the loveliest expressions of that trend I've ever seen.


I've spent the last five weeks looking over and writing about beautiful new products that aren't available in North America and it's a real pleasure to write about one that's actually here. Thank you Laufen.

13 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful piece. I love the asymmetry and the well balanced proportions. I also get the tuna reference. (My family were tuna fishermen.) Charlie never had it so good!

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  2. OMG I love it and want it in my bathroom!

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  3. Gorgeous! I love the practicality of the one piece counter and basin pieces, and the lines of this one are gorgeous! What a nice upgrade from the plasticky corian onepiece design you so often see in the suburbs. I love that it's available in the US, too. Bookmarking this for our future master bath reno. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Ooooh! Lovely!

    I'm a big fan of it being snug against the wall- 22" deep vanities bother me sometimes...

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  5. The top one is a scene stealer!

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  6. I love this thing. Really well done asymmetry gets me every time.

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  7. I love this one, too, Paul. The lines are gorgeous!

    Brenda Lynn

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  8. The more I hang around this and other design blogs, the more it becomes abundantly clear that hiring a designer for my future home is essential otherwise I'd end up with a mishmash of styles pieced together from yard sales and Bed Bath & Beyond clearance items.

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  9. Boy that's good to hear Jamey.

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  10. I hope Laufen's seeing all these comments.

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  11. organic sweeping curves are always a welcome sight. This is a beautiful piece Paul... tanks for sharing!

    I gotta say, I prefer the wood-veneer pairing, just from the pics. Tough to say without seeing in person though.

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