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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

AXOR Starck V

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Axor Starck V: Experiencing the Vitality of Water

New achievement in water design: Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe SE, is introducing a revolutionary washbasin mixer. Growing out of Axor’s relentless drive for products that reflect the vitality and emotionality of water, the brand’s first transparent mixer, Axor Starck V, was brought to life in collaboration with Philippe Starck. Its official presentation takes place at the Axor flagship store DURINIQUINDICI in Milan from April 7 – April 13.

“The vortex phenomenon has occupied my father Klaus Grohe for several years”, explains Philippe Grohe, Head of Axor. “His intuition that water could visibly be brought to the foreground through the vortex, was the starting point in the development of Axor Starck V. In our long-time friend Philippe Starck, we not only found the perfect design partner to create a shape around the vortex, but also a valuable sparring partner in the developmental process. Ultimately, the realisation of the project was not made possible by creativity and determination alone, but by technical know-how and over 100 years of experience in handling water.” The result according to Philippe Starck “is a mixer that represents the absolute minimum: totally transparent, almost invisible, and enclosing a miracle that is the vortex.”

Connecting with Water through the Vortex

For more than 20 years the human interaction with water and space has been at the core of Axor’s innovations. Axor Starck V will be one of the most prominent translations of this idea yet: with the beauty and dynamism of its vortex, the mixer bridges the gap between the functional and emotional aspects of water at the washbasin, transforming it from a basic commodity to a valuable resource. 

Organic Design and the Aesthetics of Transparency

The organic, transparent design of Axor Starck V gives it an exciting, yet subdued presence. Besides serving the technical function of making water visible, transparency aesthetically fuses the mixer body with its surroundings, thus, in essence de-materialising it. The openly designed spout contributes to the natural water experience: before the eyes of the user, the upward, swirling motion of water through the mixer’s body and its “free-fall” into the washbasin trigger a feeling of joy and happiness. 

Experiencing Water through Technology and Innovation

True to the Hansgrohe principle of producing highly aesthetic, functional and sustainable bathroom products, Axor Starck V shines with a multitude of innovations that together are certain to define a whole new category of washbasin mixers. For example, the mixer is produced out of the organic material crystal glass, which is sustainable and durable. With a flow rate of 4 l/min, Axor Starck saves water without compromising the user experience. The open, rotatable, and detachable spout offers additional comfort: flexible installation of the mixer body in combination with the washbasin and easy cleaning in the dishwasher. 
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Thursday, 3 April 2014

Preview... Axor Starck V

Milan is absolutely buzzing at this time of year. Designers and architects from all over the world flock to the Italian city for what can only be described as design's event of events, Fuorisalone.

A week before the fair begins, Germany's premium tapware company AXOR have released a sneak peek video into the new Starck tapware which is to be launched at this years fair. 

'Experience the vitality of water: With a powerful vortex, the new Axor Starck V basin mixer brings about an emotional connection with water. In designer Philippe Starck, Axor found a partner capable of capturing the power of nature in an organic, sculptural glass mixer'

We wait with baited breath for the official premier on April 8, but in the meantime we'll enjoy this video and try to predict what Starck has come up with this time!

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