Authentic, classic lever-handle faucet

Designed In Collaboration with Phoenix Design

(Alpharetta, GA – January 2018) The AXOR brand, pioneers of avant-garde design objects for luxury bathrooms and kitchens, is launching new designs within the iconic AXOR Montreux collection this winter. Drawing inspiration from design features popular in the early 20th century, AXOR designers and world-renowned design studio, Phoenix Design, have collaborated to provide designers and discerning consumers with a bath and kitchen collection in the style of the first commercially manufactured fittings. Featuring contemporary lever handles and classic details (e.g. delicate cross handles and elegant ceramic inlays) combined with industrial design elements, the new offerings include lavatory faucets, shower components, and kitchen fixtures. Sophisticated in style as well as in function, the collection integrates years of excellent German engineering with the latest technology.

Ryan Ramaker, Director of Product Development, R&D, says, "Appealing to both traditional and modern tastes, the newest additions to the AXOR Montreux collection meet a wide range of market demands and aesthetic preferences. Whether in residential or hospitality projects, the line successfully delivers old world elegance, exquisite design, and technological innovation.”

The latest additions to the AXOR Montreux collection include new shower solutions, lavatory faucets, and kitchen faucets. As with the majority of AXOR fixtures, the AXOR Montreux collection can be ordered in thirteen gorgeous finishes through the AXOR FinishPlus program including: polished brass, brushed brass, stainless steel optic, brushed nickel, polished nickel, brushed gold optic, polished gold optic, brushed red gold, polished red gold, brushed bronze, polished bronze, brushed black chrome, and polished black chrome. Custom finishes are applied using the highly intricate PVD (physical vapor deposition) technology, by which a coating is applied in a vacuum using steam. This leaves the fixtures extremely scratch and abrasion resistant. In detail, the new additions include:

Available in both 2.0 and 1.8 GPM versions, the luxe AXOR 240 1-jet showerhead is compliant with many of the latest environmental codes. Its QuickClean feature allows limescale to be easily wiped away. The complementary AXOR Montreux Green 1-Jet Handshower boasts 90 no-clog spray channels and comes in 2.5 GPM, 2.0 GPM, and 1.8 GPM flow rates. An ergonomic porcelain handle gives it its distinctive look. For those looking for an all-in-one solution, which incorporates both showerhead and handshower, the AXOR Montreux Showerpipe fits the bill. Topped with the new AXOR Montreux 240 1 Jet Showerhead, the pipe integrates the handshower, as well as a built-in thermostatic h diverter into its minimalist brass body. Since it is outside the wall, it’s easy to install and maintain, making it ideal, especially for hospitality applications. Rounding out the AXOR Montreux shower offerings are a wide range of thermostatic trims, as well as wall-mounted and freestanding tub fillers with integrated handshowers, and 4-hole roman tub set trims. Accessories include chic towel bars, towel rings, hooks, shower baskets, toilet paper holders, and wall-mounted toilet brush holder. Shower collections are available in standard finishes Chrome, Brushed Nickel, and Polished Nickel, as well as eleven custom finishes.

Authentic, precise design and state-of-the-art industrial manufacturing processes characterize the new lavatory faucets. Among them are the single-hole models with top or side handle levers, as well as three-hole faucets with either lever or cross handles. Three-hole faucets are also available with either high-spouts or low-spouts to accommodate different comfort zones. A unique reminiscence of the industrial era includes a bridge variant of the three-hole widespread faucet. Sustainably minded solutions, the faucets within the line run at high-efficiency flow rates of 1.2 GPM without sacrificing performance. The lavatory faucets feature porcelain accented handles and are available in Chrome, Brushed Nickel, and Polished Nickel, as well as eleven custom finishes.

The first classical kitchen faucets from the AXOR brand allow for maximum operability around the sink with swivel and pull-out spouts. The AXOR Montreux 2-Spray Semi-Pro Kitchen Faucet is expertly assembled using finely crafted components. A sustainably-minded solution, the faucet features an easily retractable spray head with two spray options and runs at an efficient flow rate of 1.75 GPM. It also boasts an easy to operate ergonomic lever handle.

This faucet is complemented by the AXOR Montreux HighArc Kitchen Faucet, a 2 Spray Prep Kitchen faucet, and an AXOR Montreux Bar Faucet. Standard finishes include Chrome, Brushed Nickel, Polished Nickel, and Stainless Steel Optic, as well as ten custom finishes for most of the kitchen fixtures.