Radical new solutions for the bathroom of tomorrow – as developed by five designers
With the Axor WaterDream project, Axor – the designer brand from Hansgrohe SE – searches for innovative bathroom solutions in a similar way to concept cars in the automobile industry. How will the bathroom of tomorrow look, which role will it have in future living environments and what does this mean in terms of functions? Five Axor design partners have interpreted the bathroom in their own individual way: Their visionary concepts include influences from the living world, emotive aspects and technical solutions. Since its foundation in 2005, the Axor WaterDream has formed the basis for several new Axor collections and bathroom products.
Front and Nendo
In 2013, Axor invited two of the most in-demand international designer studios to reinterpret the shower – the designer trio Front with Sofia Lagerkvist, Charlotte von der Lancken and Anna Lindgren from Sweden and the Japanese studio Nendo with its creative mind Oki Sato. Both visions found unconventional ways of looking at showering from different perspectives, plus its place within the living space.
The Front designers play with the aesthetics of the industrial style. Installation elements which are usually hidden behind the wall become the center of attention. The handling of water and valves can then be experienced in a whole new way. In contrast, Nendo took inspiration from the living world with a natural fusion of light and water. Homeliness in the bathroom then takes on a surprising new form.