Ideal Standard International starts collaboration with renowned Italian design studio Palomba Serafini Associati

Collaboration with Ludovica and Roberto Palomba builds on the company’s strong design heritage working with some of the world’s most iconic Master Designers to redefine design for modern living

Brussels, 4 December 2018 – Ideal Standard International, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality residential, commercial and healthcare bathroom solutions, announced earlier today at the Milan Triennale its collaboration with prominent Italian architects and design studio Palomba Serafini Associati. The company also announced the creation of a Design Center in Milan, where Ludovica Serafini and Roberto Palomba will work closely together with internal Ideal Standard experts and his own design team to drive Ideal Standard’s overall design philosophy.

The new collaboration fits perfectly within Ideal Standard’s long and successful history of Innovation and Design. A history of combining cutting-edge technologies with avant-garde aesthetics to accompany society’s evolution and redefine the role of the bathroom within it. In the 1950’s and 1970’s for example, working with Master Designers like Gio Ponti and Achille Castiglioni, Ideal Standard was instrumental in developing the bathroom from a purely functional room to a real living space that holds a prominent role in the house. Today, as society continues to evolve at incredible speeds, Ideal Standard wants to build on this heritage and challenge itself and its designers once again to imagine what’s next. To take technological innovations and design to the next level and build for the future.

The earlier design masters really elevated Ideal Standard into the culture of Design, leaving behind a rich heritage of drawings and design archives”, said Torsten Türling, CEO of Ideal Standard International. “Having been ‘raised’ by these design masters and representing Italian design in all its aspects around the world, we could think of no-one better than Ludovica and Roberto Palomba to explore this heritage and translate it into the 21st Century.”

Commenting on the new collaboration, Roberto Palomba said: “When done right, a well-designed project completely transcends its function and becomes timeless. Some of Ideal Standard’s designs, created by Italian icons such as Ponti and Castiglioni are perfect testimonies to this principle. I am honoured to follow in the footsteps of these Italian Masters and support Ideal Standard’s continued journey to design and develop innovations that will once again redefine not only bathroom design, but design in general.”.  

The first results of the new collaboration between Ideal Standard and Palomba Serafini Associati will be previewed next year during “ISH 2019”, the world’s leading trade fair on the responsible management of water and energy in buildings taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from 11 to 15 March 2019.

 

About Ideal Standard International

Ideal Standard International is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality residential, commercial and healthcare bathroom solutions. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, the privately-owned company employs almost 9,500 people and operates 16 manufacturing sites, serving over 60 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Using the latest technologies and working with world class designers, the company is focused on developing innovative bathroom solutions across multiple product categories including bathroom Ceramics, Taps & Fittings, Bathing & Wellness and Furniture & Accessories. Its products are sold under strong international and local brands such as Ideal Standard, Armitage Shanks (UK), Porcher (France), Ceramica Dolomite (Italy) and Vidima (Eastern Europe).

 

About Ludovica + Roberto Palomba

Ludovica and Robert Palomba are internationally renowned architects and designers who live and work in Milan.

In 1994 they founded Palomba Serafini Associati, the studio that develops architecture and interior/industrial/exhibit design projects worldwide. They are strategic consultants and art directors for several historical design companies. Collaborating with leading international brands they have been awarded with numerous international recognitions, such as Compasso D’Oro (Italy), Australian International Design Award (Australia), Good Design Award (USA), Interior Design’s Best of the Year Award (USA), Icon Design Awards (Mexico), Wallpaper Design Award (UK), German Design Award (Germany), Red dot Award (Germany), Elle Decoration International Design Award.

 

Contact

Ideal Standard International
Sven Voet
Group Communications Leader
svoet@idealstandard.com
 
Palomba Serafini Associati
Niccolò Bocci
Press Office
press@palombaserafini.com