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Axor One: A New Interactive Shower Control Element Designed by Barber & Osgerby

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9 Nov 2015

Axor, the designer brand from Hansgrohe, has launched yet another remarkable product innovation - Axor One. Designed by London-based design duo Barber & Osgerby, this is the brand’s first all-in-one interactive shower control element. Introduced at the recently concluded London Design Festival, this masterpiece of intuition is a confident, yet unobtrusive statement in the shower solutions space.

“With Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, we transformed the idea of a central shower control element into an engaging, purely mechanical interface that refines showering into a tactile, precise and responsive practice”, Philippe Grohe, Head of Axor, explains.

Axor One: A New Interactive Shower Control Element Designed by Barber & Osgerby

All-in-One: A New Level of Simplicity Thanks to Structured Functionality

“Axor One allows a completely fresh interpretation of water control: by consolidating many individual controls into one simple element, it streamlines both the look and functionality of the bathroom”, according to Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby.

The possibility to simultaneously turn multiple water outlets on or off with the back of the hand or the elbow makes Axor One a convenient and engaging shower experience. The temperature is set by turning the central dial, a small lever directly below regulates water volume, and the Eco Mode reduces water consumption up to 50%. The flow of water is activated and deactivated by tapping of the paddles: clear symbols indicate the specific water outlets the user can choose from. This unification of water outlet activation, water volume regulation, and temperature control, gives a sleek form to a structured function.

Instinctive and Pared Back Design

With its monolithic but soft form, Axor One creates a new spaciousness in the shower – a pleasant feeling of clarity and tranquility. Plane surfaces, rounded edges, and an integrated mechanical interface, constitute a clearly structured concealed thermostat that eliminates distraction from a soothing shower experience. The refined proportions, sculpted form and accurate detailing make a timeless statement that merges seamlessly with any bathroom environment. With a variety of special finishes, ranging from subdued chrome to a bold red-gold, Axor One becomes as prominent as the user would like it to be.

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