Craftsmanship and high-tech at the Axor Manufaktur
Within an exclusive service division, experts have been customising mixers, showers and accessories for private and project customers since 2002. The options offered by the Axor Manufaktur range from special finishes through to inscriptions, elegant engravings and length modifications.
"We want people to feel good in the bathroom and to enjoy their experience of water. For this they need products that are top-notch in every respect", said Philippe Grohe, Vice President of Design Management at Hansgrohe SE.
"In particular, we offer valuable support to architects and interior designers, to help them successfully design luxury bathrooms for their customers. Our Axor Manufaktur makes their work easier because it means that we can meet their specific design requirements easily and in conformity with their design plans", explained Philippe Grohe.
The Manufaktur's concept constitutes the expression of exclusivity
Each employee is trained to meet the high standards of the Axor Manufaktur. After all each piece, in collaboration with the specialist departments, is manually ground, polished and then checked to ensure flawless quality. Last but not least, the special glossiness is the result of meticulous craftsmanship involving extensive, uniform finishing treatment.
The team members are particularly proud of the bathrooms they recently completed for a Chinese luxury hotel complex, where they provided the mixers with extra decoration in the form of Swarovski crystals.
The Axor Manufaktur also implements private customer projects with great attention to detail: for example, the production of an exclusive surface finish in the owner's favourite colours for the bathrooms in his luxury villa.
This demands skill and experience in dealing with metal objects and exquisite surface finishes.
Main focus: extending mixers
"One of the main focuses of our business is extending mixers“, explained Alexander Kuderer. "First of all, a trained eye needs to determine whether it's even going to be possible to modify the length, because we may be restricted by the design and geometry. Provided that it is technically feasible, the actual steps involved in extending a product require many hours of work, the appropriate technology, and detailed processing of two base sets", continued Kuderer.
An unabated penchant for gold
When it comes to surface finishing, the majority of requests are for the gold finish. Two-colour finishes, where the gold finish adds a touch of exclusivity to the chrome-plated mixer, are also popular. The Badmanufaktur currently offers fifteen standard finishes and will discuss any further colour request with the customer. In addition, special inscriptions, logos and emblems can be applied to mixers, showers or accessories using laser technology.