An Icon in a New Living Space
Schiltach, May 2022. The ever-increasing longing for greater proximity to nature is reflected in architecture in a reinterpretation of outdoor areas into living spaces. "Nature-living" means transferring familiar qualities and objects into a different environment to contribute to rest and relaxation. Philippe Starck's design classic also finds a new habitat in this way: the AXOR Starck Nature Shower brings the iconic design of the shower column outdoors for a luxurious showering experience. This spatial reinterpretation underscores the brand's elemental connection to nature through water. The archetype fits precisely and elegantly into exclusive indoor and outdoor spaces with an uncompromisingly reduced design that builds on the defining shapes of circle and cylinder and the characteristically narrow shower pipe. "With the AXOR Starck Nature Shower, the boundaries between indoor and outdoor continue to soften. With its clear design language, luxurious and durable materiality, and improved technology, it offers every comfort of the AXOR Starck shower column known from the interior. The AXOR Starck Nature Shower turns the shower into a meditative ritual in harmony with nature," says Anke Sohn, Head of Global Brand Marketing AXOR.
The Perfect Balance of Indoors and Outdoors
Thanks to its consistently reduced design, the AXOR Starck Nature Shower enters a symbiosis with its surrounding space, whether it is installed outdoors or indoors. The timeless, iconic design visually supports the seamless transition between the two refuges. With an extremely slim shower bar, it blends elegantly into a variety of settings such as the home garden, the urban terrace or even the private yacht. The simplicity of the design language is underlined by the consistent use of basic shapes: The cylindrical handles are used to set the temperature, as well as the water volume and shower head selection. The circular overhead shower and the rod-shaped hand-held shower round off the aesthetics, which concentrate on the essentials. References from nature can also be found in the integrated technology. The enveloping PowderRain spray flows, barely audible, from the overhead shower and surrounds the body with a gentle summer rain. Individual freedom and flexibility are also offered with the installation of the AXOR Starck Nature Shower. The iconic shower column can be mounted on individually selected materials for the back wall, from glass to stone and metal to wood. An effective drainage system, as well as the use of a mixing cartridge, allows the product components to withstand the elements. Thanks to the ease of assembly and disassembly, the shower column can easily be stored indoors at temperatures below freezing.
The AXOR Starck Nature Shower collection consists of a total of three design variants: Two for outdoor use, of which one comes with a hand-held shower, and one product for indoor use. The indoor and outdoor variants with hand-held shower adapt even better to individual wellness needs thanks to the choice of rain and mono sprays. The re-design of the indoor shower column by Philippe Starck also offers new comfort thanks to fine PowderRain technology. The AXOR Starck Nature Shower is available in a variety of weather-resistant finishes such as Matt Black, Brushed Bronze or other AXOR FinishPlus finishes. These not only impress with their durability, but also with their color brilliance. For a holistic bathroom design, AXOR Uno, AXOR One and AXOR Starck faucet collections match the minimalist design of the AXOR Starck shower columns for indoor and outdoor use.
AXOR conceives and manufactures iconic objects for luxurious bathrooms and kitchens. Developed in collaboration with world-renowned designers - Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Jean-Marie Massaud and Barber Osgerby among them - AXOR products come in a variety of styles. All AXOR faucets, showers and accessories are produced to the highest standards of quality. With an expertise that extends far beyond the products themselves, AXOR inspires and enables architects, interior designers and the design-savvy public. Together with AXOR, they shape water-related spaces that reflect the unique personality of the user. Part of the Hansgrohe Group, AXOR is a forward-thinking brand dedicated to developing distinctive products, manufactured with excellence.