Projects AXOR

A Unique Villa on Sweden’s Coastline and a Private Apartment in Prague: United in a Quest for Individualization

AXOR as a Partner for Sanitary and Kitchen Fittings
Schiltach, December 2020. The Falsterbo Peninsula on Sweden’s southwestern tip is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and most luxurious villas in Scandinavia. When property developers and interior architects Linda and Mikael Bergman decided to create a private residence there, they had one aim: To build an energy-efficient high-end residence with the latest smart-home technology. The result, situated just 100 meters from the famous Ljunghusen beach, is a clean, classic design in a modern material mix. Featuring walnut, brass, marble and polished concrete, the interiors are thoughtfully conceived, tastefully curated and practically seamless, with no visible thresholds or unnecessary frames. When designing the bathrooms, the owners selected and customized a range of AXOR products to align with their sophisticated vision.

In the five master bathrooms, all fixtures are finished in Brushed Black Chrome, one of numerous exclusive AXOR FinishPlus surfaces. The AXOR Starck Organic faucets at the washbasin set new standards for water and energy conservation while harmonizing elegantly with the black marble walls and walnut accents. The slender, sculpted form of the freestanding AXOR Starck Organic bathtub faucet further enhances the refined aesthetic. In the shower, the AXOR ShowerHeaven 4jet version with the cocooning PowderRain spray type is paired with an AXOR thermostatic module for five outlets, ensuring an immersive shower experience that is truly customizable. In the smaller bathrooms, meanwhile, the AXOR Starck 2-handle washbasin faucet and products from the AXOR Showers program are finished in another exclusive AXOR FinishPlus surface, Brushed Red Gold, which offers a resplendent contrast to the beige Versace marble. “We fell in love with the AXOR products after visiting the AXOR stand at a leading trade fair. The brand offers exactly what we were looking for—extraordinary, energy-efficient products with beautiful custom finishes,” says Linda Bergman, interior architect and owner.

The Bergman’s villa includes two guest houses and offers a wide range of amenities and features, from the three-car garage, special made swimming pool, cinema room, restaurant kitchen, wine & champagne bar to iconic architectural and decorative lighting from Italian Flos and Danish Louis Poulsen. While the home has an air of the Hollywood Hills in the 1950s, it is perfectly positioned within a region widely referred to as the Swedish Riviera. The peninsula’s close proximity to Malmö and Copenhagen ensures a steady stream of well-heeled visitors who are sure to appreciate the charms of a villa such as the Bergman’s.

​​​​​Prague: Modern Luxury in a Secluded Setting

Situated in Prague’s residential sixth district, the ‘Golden House’, as it has been called in the media, offers modern luxury in a secluded setting. Overseen by designer Ivanka Kowalski, the interiors combine American walnut, matt brass, travertine and white concrete to create an atmosphere at once opulent and intimate. A clubroom on the lower floor, equipped with five television sets, offers a convivial retreat from the city while serving as the hub for the gym, sauna, garden and private pool. Upstairs, the ensuite bathrooms—separated by glass walls framed in brass—feature custom washbasins hewn from travertine. Several collections by AXOR grace these spaces, each providing a unique contribution to the overall aesthetic.

Kowalski selected Brushed Gold Optic, Polished Gold Optic and Brushed Bronze as exclusive AXOR FinishPlus surfaces, for all products in the bathrooms. At the washbasins, AXOR Urquiola faucets, with their artfully eclectic combination of forms, contrast vividly with traditional wood and stone, while the AXOR Urquiola floor-standing bathtub fixture makes an extravagant and sensuous statement at the bathtub. In the shower, the AXOR overhead shower and baton hand-shower combine clean geometric forms with exceptional performance, while an innovative AXOR One thermostatic module designed by Barber Osgerby eliminates the need for multiple shower controls, consolidating all functions, including spray-type selection as well as volume and temperature control, in a single, sleek and intuitive unit with paddle handles. And Kowalski’s choice of AXOR also extends to the kitchen, where an AXOR Starck faucet in Brushed Bronze and Brushed Gold Optic is the perfect complement to the solid brass kitchen island. “The interiors of this special home are characterized by rich materials and a sophisticated palette. With its avant-garde designs and incomparable choice of exclusive finishes, AXOR was the perfect partner for the bathroom and kitchen,” says Ivanka Kowalski, Interior Designer.

The ‘Golden House’, a nominee for the Interior of the Year award by the Czech Republic’s Institute of Home Design, is secluded away in Prague’s sixth district, which combines rugged natural beauty with rich history and cosmopolitan appeal. Wide boulevards boast a cross-section of architectural styles spanning Soviet social realism, Modernism, Functionalism and Neoclassicism, while playing host to cafes, bars, museums, theaters and a thriving international community.

​​​​​​​About AXOR

AXOR develops, constructs and produces taps, showerheads and accessories for luxurious bathrooms and kitchens to perfection. At the highest aesthetic and technological levels, avantgarde, one-of-a-kind pieces and collections are created. Some of them are considered classics of bathroom design to this day. Collectively they embody the claim „Form Follows Perfection“: not ending the developmental process until nothing more can be added or removed. Pace-setting design objects have been developed with this recipe for more than 25 years with world-renowned designers, among them Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Jean-Marie Massaud and Patricia Urquiola. AXOR is a brand of the Hansgrohe Group.


Astrid Bachmann
Deputy Lead Corporate Communications, Global PR AXOR