Axor Universal Accessories: The Aesthetics of Order
July 2015: Modular, multi-functional, and universally applicable: for the first time, Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe SE, is introducing a comprehensive system of accessories that consists of handles, bars, and shelf elements – the Axor Universal Accessories. These products can be used individually or as a systems solution in bathrooms, and, to some extent, in kitchens. The collection was developed by the designer brand of Hansgrohe SE and architect/designer Antonio Citterio.
“Out of individual, high-quality components, visually appealing and harmonious accessory solutions are born. These can be re-arranged or complemented by adding more components if the need arises. This means, customizing room designs becomes much simpler”, says Philippe Grohe, Head of Axor.
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“Accessories have a significant effect on the overall appearance of a room; they are an essential part of its décor. When I design something, I strive to create products that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. For instance, bars inside the shower function as a support for other accessories and serve as towel bars outside the shower”, explains Antonio Citterio.
Timeless, elegant design combined with outstanding workmanship distinguishes the twelve Axor Universal Accessories. Clean lines and generous surfaces indicate high worth; smooth contours and soft curves embody elegance and are pleasing to the touch. High-quality materials such as chrome-plated metal, mirrored and white glass, not only contribute to durability and hygiene, but are also easy to clean. In addition, the Axor Universal Accessories harmonize with several Axor fixture collections and various bathroom décors. Special customer requests are handled by the in-house Axor Manufaktur – a manufactory that individualizes standard products. For example, Axor Universal Accessories are available in fifteen highly scratch- and cleanser-resistant PVD-treated surface finishes, polished or brushed: chrome, gold optic, red gold, black chrome, nickel, bronze, stainless steel optic or brass.
Well-conceived washbasin solutions ensure harmonious co-existence wherever children and adults share a bathroom. Shelves, mirrors and hooks are placed within easy reach – higher up for the adults and lower down for the little ones. The Axor Universal Accessories can be re-arranged or complemented by adding more components if the need arises.
Our range of movement is sometimes restricted as we grow older, but this does not mean we must do without comfort, functionality and aesthetic appeal in the bathroom. A bathroom can be planned to make it even easier and more comfortable to use by installing a curbless shower, a bench or shower seat, and providing enough space to move. The timeless and elegant Axor Universal Accessories can be integrated to offer support while enhancing a bathroom’s overall appearance. Handles, soap dishes and liquid soap dispensers can be mounted within easy reach of the shower area.
When two people share a bathroom, each can still use it in an individual way. A bathtub can be designed and placed to best meet individual needs and, at the same time, be a comfort zone where a couple can experience intimacy and togetherness.
Axor Universal Accessories also offer aesthetically appealing and functional options for bidets and toilets. Everything can be mounted within easy reach and shelves can be placed individually, providing a variety of design options. For an even more tailored look, the Axor Manufaktur supplies mixers and accessories with special surface finishes, such as gold optic.
Axor Universal Accessories also bring comfort and beauty to the kitchen. For those who treasure organization, this product range offers creative freedom while ensuring that the most important kitchen utensils and favourite herbs and spices are within easy reach.
Never before has it been so easy to design a comfortable and unique bathroom. Exclusive surface finishes provide special aesthetic value. A glistening gold optic or a mysterious black chrome finish give any bathroom a sophisticated touch. The Axor Manufaktur offers six special finishes, available either polished or brushed, enabling the highest level of individual design.
Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe SE, successfully realises “Designer Visions for Your Bathroom". In cooperation with Axor, leading architects, interior and product designers develop their vision for the bathroom as a living space. The Axor Collections offer a great number of unique and sustainable solutions to create personalised bathrooms of the highest aesthetic and technological levels. To date, Axor design partners include Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Antonio Citterio, Front, Jean-Marie Massaud, Nendo, Phoenix Design, Philippe Starck, and Patricia Urquiola. They all contribute towards making life in and around the bathroom a little more meaningful and beautiful. The Axor brand is headed by Philippe Grohe, grandson of the company’s founder Hans Grohe.
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