Projects Products AXOR

Modern Minimalism Meets Antique Charm: 1477 Reichhalter

AXOR Montreux Faucets and Showers on the Mountains of South Tyrol
Schiltach, January 2019. Once a meat market, bakery, sawmill, and tavern, 1477 Reichhalter in Lana, South Tyrol, is now an extraordinary boutique hotel. These days the building, which was built half a millennium ago, brings together minimalism and individuality, offering a truly original blend of the present and past as well as design and chance. Managed by hotelier Klaus Dissertori, the small bed-and-breakfast is nestled under the watchful eye of the Braunsberg Castle, which towers majestically high above Lana. Eight exclusive rooms with walls featuring artistic photography created specifically for the hotel boast meticulously selected antiquities, luxurious materials, and bathrooms featuring faucets and showers from the AXOR Montreux collection.

Perfect in Its Imperfections: an Understated, Honest Renovation

Without concealing the past, Architect Zeno Bampi took a simple, honest, and emotional approach to the renovation at 1477 Reichhalter, preserving old hardwood floors and the antique stucco. Perfect in its imperfections: an objective pursued and achieved. So it’s no wonder that the faucets and showers from the AXOR Montreux collection by Phoenix Design are such a perfect addition here, where the new blends seamlessly with the old. And it’s also no wonder that this little hotel with its mere eight rooms and the inviting cafe and restaurant have gained the attention of foodies and discerning globe-trotters.

AXOR Montreux: Faucets and Showers for a Timeless Design

Inspired by the Belle Époque, AXOR Montreux combines cutting-edge technology and functionality in the tradition of the first industrially manufactured faucets. The wall version is used at the small but exceptional boutique hotel in Lana: timeless in its design and still highly fashionable. The faucets rise elegantly above the sinks from the background, whether wood, stone, tiles, or stucco – for a new level of dynamism in the bathroom. AXOR Montreux faucets for wall installation are so much more than just attractive. They’re also practical, as they ensure a tidy sink – for simple cleaning and more space.

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