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The latest collaboration between Philippe Starck and Axor is a nature-inspired design that offers a revolutionary new way of handling water.



October 10th, 2013

Philippe Starck’s new bathroom collection for Axor follows an organic-minimalist design with harmonious lines reminiscent of shapes found in nature.


The two handles blend in visually with the body of the mixers; no matter what position the handles may be in, they reflect the perfect image, and naturally indicate the current control setting.


Besides a distinctive form, the Axor Starck Organic collection features a pioneering new spray – 90 individual outlets, each producing countless gentle drops of water to create a new sensation on skin while at the same time covering a larger surface area.


With this revolutionary new spray, the mixers also set a new standard in water consumption – 3.5 litres of water per minute (below the international standard of 7 litres per minute or more) without any compromises to functionality, thus offering the water you want while using less water. The flow rate can also be increased to 5 litres of water per minute if desired.


In addition, the water flow and temperature are controlled separately. With ergonomics in mind, the water is turned on and off at the end of the spout, so the hands are right where the water emerges. This also means that not a single drop of water falls where it is not needed, not even onto the mixer itself. At the same time, the temperature is regulated at the top of the mixer, where it may remain at the energy-saving cold position or at any other preferred setting until the user makes a change.


The Axor Starck Organic collection features more than 40 products and covers all areas of the bathroom. Mixers for the wash basin come in four different heights and a wall-mounted solution. Mixers for the shower and bathtub focus on thermostatic technology for exposed and concealed-mounted solutions. The collection is complemented with a range of accessories.


The Axor Starck Organic collection is carried at Hansgrohe.


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