Familiar yet new. Contemporary yet classic. Dynamic yet understated. AXOR Citterio E affirms the wisdom of the Pythagorean principle, that harmony is to be found in the calm balance of opposites. A sophisticated synthesis of modern and archetypal forms, hard angles and sensuous curves, technological innovation and time-proven techniques of manufacture, the collection is best characterised by the word from which it derives its name. AXOR Citterio E is elegance itself.
Design: Antonio Citterio & Toan Nguyen
AXOR Citterio E constitutes a breakthrough in international faucet design, enabling sophisticated joystick technology, even at reduced dimensions. Crowned by an intuitive pin handle, sensuous and sensitive to the touch, the AXOR Citterio E single-lever basin mixer is shown here finished in Brushed Black Chrome. The mixer’s dynamic linearity, intricate angularity and sensuous planarity converge perfectly in a noticeably narrowing, gracefully tapering spout.
Combining beauty and efficiency in one clearly structured, elegantly balanced ensemble, the AXOR Citterio E thermostatic shower module for concealed installation is available with three escutcheons or a single plate, and with classic cross handles or the modern lever handles shown here. The collection’s wide range of options for the shower includes thermostats for exposed installation, shower bars, diverter valves, and shower sets with hand showers offering three spray types. All are combinable with a variety of AXOR overhead showers and with the AXOR Universal Accessories range, created in collaboration with Antonio Citterio.
Antonio Citterio founded his architecture and design studio in 1970, while still a student at the prestigious Politecnico di Milano. Over the last five decades, he has quietly established himself as a leading figure in design at all scales, from skyscrapers across Asia to iconic furniture for leading manufacturers to bathroom fixtures for AXOR. Sometimes referred to as the “gentleman of design”, Citterio is known for his timelessly elegant, unobtrusive design concepts. In addition to AXOR Citterio M, his collections for AXOR include AXOR Citterio and AXOR Citterio E.