German bathroom brand Axor has unveiled a transparent mixer faucet made from crystal glass.
Philippe Starck's new Axor Starck V mixer faucet bridges the gap between the functional and emotional aspects of water.
With a transparent design that blends into its surroundings, the Axor Starck V allows the water itself to take center stage; transforming it from a basic commodity to a valuable resource. Users are now able to watch the swirling water rise up through the mixer's body before cascading out of the open spout.
"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 realization 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."
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.
About the Manufacturer: Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe SE, successfully realizes "Designer Visions for Your Bathroom." In cooperation with Axor, leading product designers, architects, and interior 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 personalized bathrooms of the highest aesthetic and technological levels. To date, Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Jean-Marie Massaud, Patricia Urquiola, as well as Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, have created Axor collections.