Since time immemorial, new materials have been among the most important driving forces in the development of design. With SaphirKeramik, the traditional Swiss brand Laufen has come up with an innovation that is as surprising as it is remarkable, with implications for hygienic ceramics which can only be approximately estimated at the present time. The composite material, which
manages without any chemical additives, has amazing specific properties of hardness and rigidity, and moreover offers the enormous economic advantage that it can be processed using traditional production methods. Aspects like environmental friendliness and sustainability may not have been central to the development of SaphirKeramik, but nonetheless make an essential contribution to the positive overall image of the material.