Italian design: the shooting stars of the Italian design scene, the architects and designers, Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, have made an international name for themselves.
Ludovica+Roberto Palomba are famed for their unconventional bathroom, kitchen and living area design; the couple have shot to stardom in the Italian design scene through their work for brands such as Moroso, Poltrona Frau, Cappelini and Boffi. However, they also design for architectural projects, create sets for stage and screen and plan exhibitions. Their unusual designs result from the combination of their feel for architecture, lifestyle and industrial objects. Ludovica Serafini and Roberto Palomba studied architecture at Rome University. They have worked together as partners since 1994 and are co-founders of the company Palomba Serafini Associati (ps+a). The company is based in a studio in Milan.
The “Palomba Collection” is the couple’s first bathroom project for LAUFEN. The boundaries between masculine and feminine forms become blurred in the design of this collection of bathroom ceramics, accessories and furniture. Ludovica+Roberto Paloma describe this concept as the “fingerprint of nature” – now a feature of the style of both designers, who prove here, as well as in other design projects, to be equal partners with neither dominating the other. Items from the “Palomba Collection” have won several design prizes, including the red dot award, the iF product design award and the Design Plus label.
After years of research and development, swiss manufacturer LAUFEN has produced a revolutionary ceramic material that has been used exclusively in the production of the ‘kartell by LAUFEN’ washbasin series. presented at salone del mobile 2013, the bathroom collection brings together the technological expertise seen in the work of italian company kartell and its use of polycarbonate plastic applied to the production of furniture; and the swiss specialist who is renowned for its extensive knowledge in ceramic manufacturing. designed by ludovica and roberto palomba, the resulting pieces include an interconnected ecosystem of bathtubs, faucets, lights, sanitary-ware, shower bases, shelving, washbasins
and other furniture components such as cupboards, footstools, mirrors and tables.