Cubistic faucet design, shining surfaces, elegant textures
Breaks through boundaries in terms of design, precision, and radiance
When diamonds are used in a manufacturing process, it’s a matter of the highest precision, finest details, finest materials. As is the case with AXOR Edge: Here, the bathroom collection’ faucets become true gems through diamond cutting. The elaborate manufacturing process, which originally comes from the optics and aerospace industries and has been adapted to the high demands of AXOR's faucet production, ensures perfect surfaces and edges in AXOR Edge. They reflect the light like a mirror. High-gloss and brilliant. Elsewhere, such as on the body or handle, fine, refined textures are milled with the diamond cutting technique. Three-dimensional finishes that create exciting contrasts
Cubism at the sink, in the shower, in the bath tub
This effect is intensified by AXOR Edge’s geometrical shape. For this collection, designer Jean-Marie Massaud restages the cube. As a formative design element, he uses the favorite object of the avant-gardists of the early 20th century to turn the faucet into a sculpture. Brings cubism into the bathroom and architectural masterpieces to the sink, the bath tub, and the shower.
Consistently striking, consistently functional
The AXOR Edge exposed thermostat is a perfect example of the consistent implementation of the design philosophy behind the collection, of creating works of art instead of faucets. Its striking shapes and high-gloss surfaces stand for the unique nature of AXOR Edge. The collection embodies the world of perfect refinement and arouses emotions by surprise. This also applies to the exposed AXOR Edge thermostat: The impressive handles are designed like the iconic knobs of a premium sound system, which can be used to easily control the water quantity and temperature. The generously sized Select buttons for changing between showers or spray modes are intuitive to operate.
How the masterpiece for the bathroom is created
At the start of every great development is a great idea. With AXOR Edge, it was Jean-Marie Massaud's dream to create a jewel for the bathroom. A faucet that embodies his idea of complete refinement and exceptionalism, with an unprecedented glossy surface that makes it a masterpiece and gives even more expression to its sculptural design.
Aimed at perfection from the very beginning
After intensive research work, the AXOR product developers, design engineers, and technical experts transferred a process using diamond machines for the optics and aerospace industries to the production of faucets. In AXOR Edge, a diamond mills the edges at a perfect 45-degree angle. The result is high-gloss bevels that meet precisely.
Both the high-gloss surface and the partial textures are also produced with the diamond grinding process. For the three-dimensional finishing, a line is milled up to five times, making it a diamond cut in the overall look.
The absolutely flat surface is created in a single processing step – in machines with maximum stability, as it has six motion-compensating air dampers that transmit no vibration whatsoever. The duration of the entire process to produce the high-precision surfaces is twice as long as the conventional grinding and polishing process.