Roberto Palomba -The Design Process

A successful lecture by the architect and designer Roberto Palomba was held on the 8th of March at Leventis Art Gallery in Nicosia. The lecture was organized by Epiphaniou Bath & Floors and the Cyprus Architects Association. Prestigious architects as well as upcoming professionals of the architecture and interior design field, and esteemed guests, including the ambassadors of Italy and Switzerland, attended the lecture.

Roberto Palomba has rightfully earned the title of a ‘design genius’. His interesting lecture revealed an uncompromising and creative person that escapes from rigid and conventional guidelines. His inspiration springs from the forms found in nature and hovers between geometrical and organic lines.

The simplicity of terms used to describe his life work and the direct approach of addressing the audience resulted in an undivided attention of everyone throughout the lecture.

Roberto Palomba is a special associate for the Swiss manufacturer Laufen Bathrooms, a company for which Epiphaniou Bath & Floors acts as the exclusive representative in Cyprus. Laufen’s sanitary ware series carrying Palomba’s name, Palomba Collection, has a unique character, where all elements harmonize with one another in a total and unconventional way.

Kartell by Laufen, another design line by Roberto & Ludovica Palomba, is colourful, iconic and is marked by revolutionised furnishing in high-quality plastic materials. This line is not only innovative but it manages to yield senses to emotions. Both design series have received numerous design awards, including the RedDot, iF product design and Design Plus label awards. The role of design in people’s lives was one of the issues that Palomba addressed during his speech. He believes that our daily routines should define design and not the other way round. He also supported that it is the designers’ and the manufacturers’ responsibility to create environmentally friendly products. You can find Roberto Palomba’s complete lecture on the following link:

Phanos N. Epiphaniou is celebrating 50 years of successful presence in the Cyprus construction industry. Together with Laufen, they are the Gold Sponsors of the Cyprus Architects Association for this year, supporting their continuous efforts to keep their members updated and well informed on architectural issues.

Palomba’s design series, as well as all Laufen products, are exhibited in all Epiphaniou Bath & Floors showrooms.

“Our creations, whether they be pieces of design or architecture, are derived from observations of change in human behavior. It is important to see these products outside a fixed location or period – they do not reflect the latest fad but are the result of rationality and considered craftsmanship. Our initial drafts are projections of our own needs. Our two visions are complementary and our design consensual. The challenge of our work is merging function, innovation and longevity. We seek to project courage and serenity through the purity and originality of our work. When a work is finished it is not complete, time will continue to shape how it is considered by others. An anticipation of this helps greatly in shaping classic objects which retain their beauty and utility. Perhaps we are trying to pluck our creations from a collective unconsciousness and our task is to mold and deliver them. A truly successful piece of design must feel fresh but not unfamiliar when it is discovered. As with a partner, love is evident. And there it is, that is what characterize our creations: research, often long, difficult, exhilarating – to finally reach what is EVIDENT.”

Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, architects, work and live in Milan. They founded Palomba Serafini Associati in 1994.

They received numerous international awards such as Compasso D’Oro, Elle Decoration International Design Award, Red Dot, Design Plus, Good Design Award, German Design Award.

Ludovica+Roberto Palomba plan architectures and design exhibitions worldwide. They work and are art director for some of the most established brands.

Brand Credits: Antolini, Bisazza, Boffi, Brix, Cappellini, Dornbracht, Driade, Elica, Elmar, Exteta, Fiam, Flaminia, Foscarini, KitchenAid, Kos, Laufen, Lema, Plank, Poltrona Frau, Rapsel, Redaelli, Salviati, Sawaya & Moroni, Samsung, Schiffini, Tubes, Valli&Valli, Viccarbe, When Objects Work, Zanotta, Zucchetti.