22/09/2015

Axor unveils a new, interactive control unit for the shower with Barber & Osgerby

Axor One shower thermostat

Premiere at the London Design Festival 2015

September 2015. An oasis of calm and an eye-catching feature for the senses: Axor introduces Axor One, its first interactive control unit for the shower – a masterpiece of simple, intuitive operation. It combines the control of multiple shower functions and the regulation of water temperature and volume all in one unit, creating a lavish sense of space. Axor One celebrated its world premiere at the Londoner Design Festival on 22 September 2015 in Clerkenwell – the creative hub of the British capital.

“We worked with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby to implement the concept of a central control unit for the shower with an interactive, purely mechanical interface. This product makes showering a truly sensuous experience”, explained Philippe Grohe, Axor Brand Manager.

All-in-one: intuitive operation thanks to structured functionality
“Axor One provides a new way of controlling water in the shower: combining multiple control components into a single unit will add to the aesthetic value and functionality of any bathroom equipped with this thermostat mixer”, explained Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. Various shower functions can be activated using your finger, the back of your hand, or even your elbow. Temperature is set using the central control knob, while the small lever handle underneath regulates the water volume. In eco mode, this can be reduced by as much as 50%. Water flow is controlled by lightly pressing the large select buttons (“paddles”): clear symbols indicate the different shower functions available to the user (e.g. overhead, hand, or side shower).

Intuitive, subtle design
Its monolithic shape, elegant proportions, impressive details and minimalist design will make a timeless statement in any bathroom environment. Axor One is only as visible as the user wants it to be: the mixer is available from the in-house Axor Manufaktur in fifteen different special finishes, ranging from subtle chrome right through to a bold red gold.
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