Antonio Citterio's third bathroom collection for Axor
March 2015. Aesthetic appeal, sophisticated functionality and outstanding workmanship: in the autumn of 2014, in conjunction with Italian architect and designer Antonio Citterio, Philippe Grohe introduced Axor Citterio E – a new collection that exudes quality and elegance.
“We have had a successful working relationship with Antonio Citterio for the past 14 years”, said Philippe Grohe, Vice President of Design Management at Hansgrohe SE. “The success story, which began with Axor Citterio, is continually evolving: Axor Citterio E incorporates a successful blend of familiar and new features – high-quality, elegant and timeless products which significantly enhance the bathroom as a whole, but also our experience with water itself.”
Joystick or star handle: sophisticated design is always comfortable to use
The Axor Citterio E products are characterised by a balanced contrast between smooth shapes and precision edges and surfaces, which exude elegance and premium quality. Slender, rounded mixer handles are a distinctive design feature that runs through the entire collection: on the single lever mixer with its modern, upright joystick and on the three-hole mixers with their classic star handles.
All 37 individual products that make up the collection share a visually appealing and harmonious look that complements a variety of styles – from art nouveau mansions to modern urban apartments.
“Our most recent collaboration has created the ‘essence of luxury’: not only are the products characterized by flexible implementation, but also by exceptional ease of use and pleasant haptics”, explained Antonio Citterio.
Ease of operation is an important feature of the entire collection – from wash basin to bath tub, through to the shower products. The archetypal guidance system provided by the various handle designs on the thermostat modules allows users to grasp their functions intuitively: the star handle controls water volume and the cylindrical thermostat handle controls the temperature. In hotel bathrooms, a two-way diverter clearly indicates which shower head is currently in use. Moreover, Hansgrohe’s Select Thermostat technology – with the simple push of a button and easy-to-understand icons – offers intuitive control of overhead, hand and side showers. Bath tub users can also enjoy exceptional ease of use. Switching from bath filler to hand shower using the pop-up is self-explanatory – and easy, even with soapy hands.
All Axor Citterio E mixers are available in fifteen particularly scratch-proof and detergent-resistant PVD surface finishes, including chrome, gold finish, red gold, black chrome, nickel, brass, stainless steel finish and bronze via the in-house Axor Manufaktur.