Leading International Design and Lifestyle Magazine Distinguishes Designer Brand for its Washbasin Mixer Axor Starck V
For the third time, Axor has won one of the most coveted international design and lifestyle media awards – the Wallpaper* Design Award 2015. The designer brand of the mixer and shower manufacturer Hansgrohe SE received the award for its washbasin mixer Axor Starck V. Growing out of Axor’s relentless drive for products that reflect the vitality and emotionality of water, the brand’s first transparent mixer was brought to life in collaboration with Philippe Starck. A high-caliber panel of judges, including the Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović and the Chinese architectural duo Neri & Hu, distinguished Axor Starck V for ‘Best Domestic Design’ January 15 in London.
“Receiving the Wallpaper* Design Award is a great honor for us, and it confirms our innovative strength, as well as the quality of our design process,” explains Philippe Grohe, Head of Axor. “My father’s intuition that water could visibly be brought to the foreground through the vortex, was the starting point in the development of Axor Starck V. In our long-time friend Philippe Starck, we found the perfect design partner to create a shape around the vortex. Axor Starck V is the result of technical know-how and over 100 years of experience in handling water. We are delighted with this expression of appreciation for our work,” Philippe Grohe continues.