“I wanted to have a ‘stairway-like’ structure and greenery gently connecting the upper and lower floors along a diagonal line, creating a space where both generations could take comfort in each other’s subtle presence.”Oki Sato, Chief Designer of nendo
Having observed how stairs served as a lively meeting place in two of his recent public projects, designer Oki Sato conceived a “stairway-like structure” as the centerpiece of this family home in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Functional yet poetic, his creation demonstrates a key principle of Compact Luxury – that available space should be not only optimized, but enhanced with character, meaning and soul.
Oki Sato worked with AXOR products for the water-related spaces of the Stairway House. For the bathroom faucets, he chose the AXOR Uno single lever basin mixer 110. Designed by Phoenix and inspired by the early Modernist aesthetic of purism, the AXOR Uno collection boasts clean lines and timeless geometries that complement the calm, minimalist aesthetic of The Stairway House. For the bath and shower, Oki Sato opted for the AXOR Citterio M bath spout and the AXOR Citterio E shower set.
Designed by Antonio Citterio, the AXOR Citterio M and AXOR Citterio E collections are a perfect match for the subtle poetic spirit of the Stairway House. AXOR Citterio E is characterized by an elegant balance of precise angles and sensuous curves. AXOR Citterio M, with its reduced and slender forms, is particularly suited to compact, metropolitan spaces. The AXOR Citterio M 2-hole single lever kitchen mixer 220 is featured in both kitchens of the Stairway House. All AXOR products in the home are finished in Brushed Black Chrome, one of up to 15 exclusive AXOR FinishPlus surfaces.