The Axor WaterDream by Front offers us a completely novel experience of water pathways in their most basic form. "Front shows us how something that is normally hidden from view can become a visually appealing and valuable spatial structure", said Philippe Grohe.
"We wanted to use our personal perception of the shower to draw attention to the often concealed technology behind the wall", the designers explained. "It was important for us to foster an awareness of the most archetypal aspect of the bathroom – the installation itself." "That's why we played around with the most elementary components that bring water to us – couplings, pipes, valves and funnels", added Sofia Lagerkvist.
With Scandinavian simplicity, the Front designers address the technical aspect of showering and present their bathroom of the future as a homage to workmanship and the aesthetics of technology.
The invitation to redefine the shower resulted in two installations which could not be more different.
Despite the different cultural backgrounds of the two design studios, their visions were based on something they have in common. Both presented new archetypes in an alluring way: light and water pathways were reinterpreted in an unexpected and unconventional way, while the established functional and spatial separation of living and bathing environments was challenged.