Brand Origin: Switzerland
The personality of this highly traditional Swiss brand reflects a symbiosis of design, quality and functionality. LAUFEN, the premium brand under the ROCA umbrella, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers with a global distribution network. The company’s core competence is its knowledge in the area of sanitary ware manufacturing. Over 120 years, the LAUFEN brand has been using the oldest malleable material known to man to make innovative sanitary products in state-of-the-art plants with legendary Swiss precision. Knowledge of the bathroom as a whole developed from the competence of LAUFEN in ceramics manufacturing, and sophisticated design. What makes LAUFEN products unique at the first glance is that their Swiss design unites two major design trends: emotional Italian design from the south and the northern tradition of design precision and clarity.
1892年Keramik Holding AG Laufen在瑞士 Basel 州成立製磚廠，1925年勞芬 (LAUFEN)開始生產衛浴瓷器，1932年勞芬生產瓷磚，1952年併購巴西Incepa瓷磚廠,，藉由瑞士專家的技術輸出，開始了國際化的第一步，1985年開始採用高壓注漿成型設備，更有效率的生產衛浴瓷器。勞芬至今已有百餘年的歷史，產品風格因受瑞士多民族風格影響，產品表現不同於德國的粗曠，展現的是奧地利日爾曼細緻文化藝術，勞芬百年來對品質的堅持及在產品設計上不斷的創新，使勞芬得已在高所得的瑞士佔有率超過80%。