A new take on ceramics. Villeroy & Boch's answer to the question of future materials is to fuse selected natural raw materials such as feldspar, quartz, clay and titanium dioxide to create the innovative TitanCeram.
The future starts now: A completely new kind of ceramic material, which has all of the properties of high-quality ceramics and yet is unusually strong, therefore enabling impressively delicate forms.
TitanCeram lends great stability to even the most delicate forms with extra thin walls and clearly defined edges. Ceramic experts use state-of-the-art technologies and their extensive experience to craft this novel material into precise and delicate masterpieces. With TitanCeram, Villeroy & Boch is once again setting new standards in contemporary bathroom design.
Unlimited forms TitanCeram's innovative material properties are now allowing the product designers to explore their full creative scope. This novel material is opening up new horizons, enabling Villeroy & Boch to transform delicate forms into pioneering design highlights of premium quality. A first impressive example is the multiple award winning Octagon premium washbasin: a masterpiece of precision.
"TitanCeram allows the production of sanitary ware products in an extremely precise design, with extra thin walls and clearly defined edges."
— Designer Kai Steffan, talking about the "secret" behind Octagon.
Step by step to a design highlight
From idea to masterpiece: production experts transform our designers' plans into works of ceramic art. We have drawn on our many years of experience and great passion to continuously develop and perfect our production processes. Accompany us on Octagon's path
The ceramic material is produced in our own plant and passes through several quality checks, The grinding, mixing and filtering processes are monitored strictly to ensure that the base material meets our high quality standards.
We pay great attention to detail. Each edge and line is perfectly finished and crafted into a unique form: the octagon, a symbol of integrity and perfection. We apply the finishing touches to the Octagon manually, turning it into a masterpiece of precision.
As well as form, an appealing feel and perfect appearance also play an important role. We use a special glaze to give the Octagon a sensual feel and an elegant design. The double seal gives the ceramic a refined finish while also protecting it perfectly from outside influences.
Creation of a washbasin
The correct heat plays a vital role in ceramic production. Each of our products goes through the process of heating, firing and cooling. At up to 1200 °C, glazed blanks are transformed into finished products.
Each step is perfectly aligned to avoid any stress in the ceramic.
Highest quality standards
Octagon's novel design combines delicate forms with excellent stability. To guarantee consistently high quality, our ceramic products go through up to 25 different test procedures, monitoring factors including strength and stability.