July 28, 2015

Axor WaterDream bathroom visions


Designers and their new solutions for the bathroom of the future

(July 28, 2015)  Imagining the bathroom of the future: for years now Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe SE, has been constantly on the lookout for innovative bathroom solutions as part of its Axor WaterDreams project. The focus is also on new ways of dealing with water. The dream of creating customised mixer spouts was the catalyst for the Axor WaterDream 2015. How far can you take freedom in product design without the limitations associated with industrial manufacturing? Axor examined this question in an initial study, in conjunction with the Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL).

Design students from the University of Lausanne developed their personal concepts without any design specifications, only the material and the mixer base were defined.
The Axor WaterDream 2015 is based on the innovative Axor U-Base. The universal base for the spout becomes the key to achieving the ultimate creative freedom in mixer design: custom-made spouts can simply be fitted on the base. The product design students' one-off designs, made of hand-blown glass, demonstrate ways of achieving greater customisation of mixers.

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