Five designers and their new solutions for the bathroom of the future
What will the bathroom of the future look like? With the Axor WaterDream project, Axor – the designer brand from Hansgrohe SE – searches for innovative solutions in a similar way to concept cars in the automobile industry. The resulting bathroom visions offer a very personal insight from the design partners into the bathroom itself and its functions. Inspirations range from the organic, emotive world to technology. Axor WaterDream has formed the basis for several new Axor collections and bathroom products.
Front and Nendo
Against the backdrop of more than 111 years of expertise at Hansgrohe, Axor invited two of the most in-demand international designer studios to reinterpret the shower in 2013. The goal was to present two different, culturally inspired perspectives. This was the challenge for 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.
The designers from Front have created a product where we can experience the path of water in its most primordial form. Their WaterDream makes the traditionally hidden installation elements the center of attention and plays with the elegance and beauty of technology – it is a true homage to craftsmanship. In contrast, Nendo took a more emotional inspiration from the living world outside the bathroom and presented a natural fusion of light and water. Homeliness in the bathroom is the goal, with a humorous take on the interaction between man, water and space. Both bathroom visions newly interpret the civilized form of showering in charming and unconventional ways.