Roberto Palomba on Dim Sum project: “It’s a matter of emotions”

Roberto Palomba explains his Dim Sum project for Laufen by Kartell

26 Sep, 18

Speaking at the unveiling of his Dim Sum project for Kartell by Laufen, designer Roberto Palomba stated how tableware design  could translate into bathrooms because “It’s just all a matter of the emotions we feel.”

Inspired by the tableware from a lunch in China, Palomba created the Dim Sum Project of 10 concept basins, which were originally unveiled during Milan Design Week.

Palomba stated he had not been given a design brief but had gone to the manufacturer with his ideas.

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And according to the designer, the initial sketches of the basins “took no more than 10 minutes”, with the productions making their UK debut during London Design Festival at the Kartell showroom in London.

The Dim Sum basins are made from Laufen’s SaphirKeramik to provide a variety of forms and which also feature colours inspired by the Kartell palette.


Palomba: “It’s a matter of the emotions we feel”


Roberto Palomba commented on how design translates across the home: “When we taste food or when we touch a dish, look at a shape or when we wash, that’s all emotions.

“There’s not a big difference between bathroom and kitchen or living room, it’s just a matter of the  emotions we feel.”

Although some of the basins may inspire future work for Palomba, he stated the Dim Sum project was research and would not go into production.