Architectural Icons

LAUFEN’s reputation is underscored by a belief in the enduring beauty of thoughtful, quality design. Read on to discover architectural icons from around the globe that embody this ethos.


Situated in a small Italian town, the utopian setting of this renowned – now abandoned – Brutalist treehouse provided the ideal backdrop for a presentation of the LUA collection.


In Dübendorf, Switzerland nature meets technology in the reimagination of a multifunctional building that illustrates both a dedication to craft and functional precision.

Villa Tugendhat

Designed by master architect Mies van der Rohe between 1929-30, this three-story modernist monument is located in a quiet neighborhood across sprawling terrain in the Czech Republic.


Milan's Arcimboldi Theater is a destination for world-class performing arts. During a break in performances, it was time for the spotlight to shine backstage for a complete renovation.

Neue Nationalgalerie

For David Chipperfield’s extensive redesign of Berlin’s icon of modernity, LAUFEN reconstructed the original ceramic washbasins that Mies van der Rohe chose for his design in the 1960s.