We speak of design icons with respect and respect for their talents and creations. But how does that change when it comes to functional products of the same caliber? AXOR designs and manufactures luxury items for bathrooms and kitchens, and has been collaborating with iconic world-renowned designers since 1993. Among them you will find names such as Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio and Jean-Marie Massaud. They define a true icon as being timeless, but also without a place. Able to find himself comfortable in different spaces and worlds, taking on different characters while remaining true to himself. These objects are distinct, avant-garde and have a quality of excellence that cannot be overlooked – they are AXOR icons. Below we highlight five collections that give architects, designers and design connoisseurs the chance to give a space its own iconic personality.
The revolutionary AXOR Starck V, designed in collaboration with Philippe Starck, captures the beauty of moving water. Carved from crisp crystal glass designed to create a vortex with visible abstract choreography, it turns hand or face washing into an experience rather than a simple task. And with a flow rate of four liters per minute, it’s also durable.
The natural and organic forms of AXOR Massaud can quickly turn a bathroom into a retreat. In collaboration with Jean-Marie Massaud, this distinctive collection focuses on the sensuality of water in the natural world. A base that looks like a blade of grass, a jet reminiscent of a waterfall and a bathtub that looks like a lake, everything is reduced to the beauty of the essential.
AXOR Starck Bio also stays true to nature while existing in a world of ergonomic function and water saving efficiency. It’s the best of both worlds, with an abstract sculptural aesthetic that invites the eye and the hand, it sets high standards in design and durability. Its freestanding bathtub with floor mixer embodies luxury, while natural materials make it a warm environment.
A contemporary classic created in collaboration with Antonio Citterio, AXOR Citterio presents a luxurious look with balanced proportions and geometries similar to Italian neoclassicism. The collection’s particularly flat hand-polished surfaces play with light and space, while maintaining an understated feel that suits the ambience of any bathroom. With a huge range of products, the selection of faucets and handle styles is a highlight.
Released over 25 years ago, AXOR Starck may very well be the collection that started it all. A story of simplicity, it revolutionized the design of the bathroom and what it has become today. Philippe Starck has reduced the tap to its essence, taking inspiration from the traditional well pump: two hoses and a control joystick. Your attention is drawn to the water and transforms it into a form of personal expression.
AXOR icons instantly add luxury and personality to any space they are used in. To learn more about AXOR’s iconic fixtures and the rest of their luxury kitchen and bathroom collections, visit axor-design.com.