The Pod Hotel, Cape Town

Project: The Pod Hotel, Cape Town

Located just outside South Africa’s Cape Town, the Pod Hotel overlooking Camps Bay beach exudes luxury and nowhere more than in the guest bathrooms which have been fitted with Laufen’s striking Palomba collection.

Designed by Greg Wright Architects, the firm’s in-house design company SITE Interior Design chose Laufen’s Palomba sanitaryware to create the feeling of a spa-like retreat for guests staying at the boutique hotel.


The Pod Hotel has been designed as a benchmark for the future of boutique accommodation in Cape Town, making it all the more crucial that only the very best, highest quality and luxurious fixtures and fittings were specified. The Palomba collection, with its distinctive pebble shape, fits seamlessly into the overall design of the hotel space which combines a range of natural materials and finishes to create an air of elegant simplicity.

Designed by Ludovico and Roberto Palomba the furniture and ceramics in the Palomba range combine geometric and organic shapes to offer the last word in relaxation, retreat and pure indulgence for Pod Hotel guests.

Laufen’s Palomba collection blurs the boundaries between masculine and feminine forms, with the range’s designers describing the concept as the “fingerprint of nature”. Items from the Palomba Collection have won several design prizes, including the prestigious red dot design award, the iF product design award and the Design Plus label.

The open-plan nature of the bedroom designs enables the beauty of the Palomba sanitaryware to be enjoyed to its full effect, while its elegantly minimalist styling means it blends effortlessly and discreetly into the overall space.

Palomba products specified for the Pod Hotel include a luxuriously deep asymmetric bathtub, wall-hung countertop washbasins and 160cm washbasins with extended space adjacent to the bowl itself providing room for guest toiletries and bathroom essentials. Each of the pieces chosen is used to create focal points in different areas of the bathroom and combine to create a stunningly harmonious effect.