Our designers – world class

Several of the world’s most successful designers work for Hansgrohe AG.  Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Jean-Marie Massaud, Patricia Urquiola and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are among the top 25 designers adjudged by a highly-qualified judging panel in 2009 to be the world’s best in their craft. Their creativity has offered a fresh perspective on bathrooms and well-being and triggered numerous technical innovations. It is with good reason that our faucets, showers and shower systems have won more than 300 internationally renowned awards and set multiple new trends.

A portrait of Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck needs no introduction. The “enfant terrible” of the design world sets the industry ablaze with his numerous creations – products, interiors, hotels – and with his appearances in public. The attention is well deserved since he makes a statement and sends a message to the world with everything he does. “What matters to me is not how things look, but what emotions they trigger,” Starck says.

A portrait of Antonio Citterio

“Above all, I am an architect,” says Antonio Citterio. His work as a designer exemplifies this statement because he makes the entire room the focus of his creative activity. Citterio crosses the boundaries between the form and function of an object and strikes a harmonious chord between tradition and innovation, an approach that helped his Axor Citterio collection redefined the bathroom. Though he may be an architect at heart, Citterio brings many years of product design experience and a unique vision to his creations.

A portrait of Patricia Urquiola

"I am eclectic, versatile and multi-faceted. I always think simultaneously at the different levels of architecture and design." Patricia Urquiola's creations are vivid, sensous and they live on memories. They embody a harmonious mix that lend their design a very special magic. Inspired by daily life and the individual nature of people, her works are an imaginative source of enrichment for every personal living space.

A portrait of Jean-Marie Massaud
Creates living spaces which have a holistic effect on people. He is inspired by clouds, waterfalls and volcanoes. The French architect and designer is fascinated by nature.
A portrait of Phoenix Design

The user is always their main focus: (left to right) Harald Lutz, Andreas Haug, Bernd Eigenstetter and Tom Schönherr.

Front – Swedish designers.
love to put an entirely new spin on everyday objects, to put a new interpretation on things that we are familiar with and change our perceptions.
Oki Sato, the creative mind behind Nendo.

shows us a humorous way of mixing light and water