NEW YORK — LAUFEN, the award winning Swiss-based designer and manufacturer of high-end bathroom solutions, joined the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) Specify With Care program, and will support the foundation with a donation when their award-winning ILBAGNOALESSI One washbasin is specified.
"Support from Specify With Care Affiliates, like LAUFEN, ensures that DIFFA has the resources to help HIV/AIDS organizations year-round and is able to respond quickly to the needs of the organizations it supports," stated Johanna Osburn, executive director of DIFFA. "Specify With Care Affiliates distinguish themselves as socially conscious companies that support a cause that has had a significant impact on the design community."
ILBAGNOALESSI One is a bathroom design that has cast its spell over the home design world for years: It is characterized by a timeless form, sparkling imagination and a hint of eccentricity. This design award-winning ensemble is the creation of Italian designer star, Stefano Giovannoni, in cooperation with Alessi and LAUFEN. The ceramic elements of a bathroom are regarded as the style-setters of the bathroom - in the case of ILBAGNOALESSI One they play a uniquely dominant role in the bathroom design.
This ceramic object with organic looks is currently one of the most impressive ceramic pieces for the bathroom on the market.
DIFFA raises and grants funds to organizations that fight HIV/AIDS by providing treatment and direct care services for people living with or impacted by the disease, offering preventative education programs targeted to populations at risk of infection, or supporting public policy initiatives. In 2014, DIFFA celebrates its 30th year as one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the United States, mobilizing the immense resources and creativity of the design community. Since its founding, DIFFA has emerged from a grassroots organization into a national foundation based in New York City with chapters and community partners across the country that, working together, have provided over $40 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide.