The face of many Hansgrohe AG products has long been shaped by the Phoenix Design team: Andreas Haug and Tom Schönherr.

Phoenix Design

For many years, the face of Hansgrohe has been shaped by the Phoenix Design team: Andreas Haug and Tom Schönherr. Both are refreshingly unpretentious and quite often measure the success of their work by the people at whom enjoy their products. Though theses creative minds prefer to work in the background, they are thrilled with the many awards that their design workshop has won.

Whether faucets or televisions, showers or cellphones, Phoenix Design always follows a modern, clear line and adds emotion to create desirability. The latest example: the designers are confident that today’s bathrooms should not be characterized by minimalism alone. They therefore add a surprisingly sensual quality through their PuraVida faucet and shower range.

Hansgrohe PuraVida – Pure, Clear, Sensual

How would you like a faucet that both moves and amazes? A faucet that plays with the color white, radiates clarity and freshness and has a smoothly elegant body? PuraVida. Life is also full of shining moments, as reflected in its surfaces – a contrast for the senses. PuraVida – life can be so simple, easy to grasp, purely poetic. The product range comprises a broad range of showers and accessories – including those from Phoenix Design of course. 

Hansgrohe showers – More fun with water for everyone

Anyone who showers with a Hansgrohe product experiences the work of the designers Andreas Haug and Tom Schönherr – Phoenix Design created the entire Hansgrohe shower range, including the global success Raindance, with which Phoenix Design and Hansgrohe have redefined showering: a handshower that turns proportions on their head with its extra large spray disc and short handle. This turns everyday showering into a sensual experience. By mixing the water with air, the usual spaghetti-like jets become soft, voluminous rain drops. Without a doubt: Raindance has revolutionized showering!

Axor Montreux – Time Recaptured

A stylish bathroom collection that takes us back to the early 20th century, capturing the current trend of the Belle Epoque and its romantic spas. Axor Montreux pays a homage to the sophisticated spa resort on Lake Geneva while remaining modern. Whether in a traditional or modern environment, the design of this collection always provides an authentically styled bathroom. Thanks to Hansgrohe’s expertise, an abundance of contemporary comfort is also guaranteed.

Axor Uno – The Classic Minimalist

A truly individual faucet collection. With its simple, timeless, slender design, Axor Uno is the perfect addition to any environment. Whether glamorous or discrete, purist or extravagant, Bauhaus or postmodern, there is always room for us to develop. This is just one of many reasons why Axor Uno has long been a classic design.

Phoenix Design – The Biographies

The history of Phoenix Design as a think tank and the biographies of the two founders are closely linked to Germany’s design history. Even at frogdesign, a legendary design office in Stuttgart, Andreas Haug (born 1946) and Tom Schönherr (born 1954) drew attention to themselves from the 1970s onwards, before eventually launching “Phoenix” in 1987. Haug and Schönherr approach their mission like the legendary bird, which repeatedly emerges from the ashes to reach new heights, never resting and continually undergoing regeneration.

They design products that spontaneously excite while also functioning perfectly and being environmentally friendly. Phoenix Design performs the balancing act between functionality and “magic”, as the two creative minds would say, for major brands from the fields of living, consumer electronics, telecommunications, building services and bathrooms. Together with their team (which currently comprises two dozen employees), Haug and Schönherr have developed more than ten series and over 300 products for Hansgrohe. In doing so, they are creating beacons of innovation.

A portrait of Andreas Haug and Tom Schönherr

Andreas Haug and Tom Schönherr (from left)