N186 was designed by LOVE - architects approaching new boundaries outside of a classical architecture firm by working with new materials such as ceramic.

N186 is work of art, made out of 186 handmade and carefully crafted ceramic tubes which are grouped around a static hollow body, creating a crystalline like white object with a total diameter of 2.700 mm. Each tube has a diameter of 30 mm with a construction in material thickness of 5 mm.

SaphirKeramik, is one of the latest, globally­ significant innovations from LAUFEN. SaphirKeramik – developed and produced in Laufens innovation center in Gmunden - is used when a design includes very delicate, thin-walled shapes and tight radii, which in the past were generally realized using mineral casting, glass or enamelled steel.