Posted: 20 Mar 2012 09:02 AM PDT
Sanitary fittings firm Hansgrohe employ from a glittering talent pool of the worlds best designers, big fish who infuse passion into everything they create, manifesting in vastly superior products that breathe freshness of life and new meaning into our spaces. The gorgeous designs featured here have graced the company’s portfolio for some time, but we are recently captivated by the latterly added videos that showcase the record of rockstar status designers themselves, and give them a platform on which they explicate the art of the thought process behind their groundbreaking product lines…
Spotlight on: Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola is fondly dubbed as ‘Uragano Urquiola’, (Hurricane Urquiola) by the Italian press because of the sheer speed with which she muscled herself into the male dominated product design industry. Besides the numerous accolades she has won for her work, her influence has spread far and wide. She is even rumored to be the inspiration behind the naming of Ulquiorra Cifer, a character in the Japanese anime series Bleach!
Here she discusses the Axor Urquiola collection:
Spotlight on: Philippe Starck
French designer Philippe Starck has produced some juicy designs in his time, including the iconic Juicy Salif lemon squeezer that has been displayed in New York’s Museum of Art, and was even produced in limited edition varieties of anthracite and gold plate, of which Starck says himself was “not meant to squeeze lemons” but “to start conversations.” The pioneering designer has a long list of successful furniture and lighting, and even pushes boundaries in vehicle conception and architecture. Starck takes his zest for design into just about every arena, including the bath.
In this video, Philippe Starck describes the slick Axor Starck Shower Collection:
Spotlight on: Jean-Marie Massaud
Architect, inventor, and designer, Jean-Marie Massaud, is co-founder of the revolutionary Studio Massaud, alongside Daniel Pouzet, and is responsible for the architectural wonder of Estadio Chivas, the stadium designed to resemble an erupting volcano. Jean-Marie Massaud has many achievements, he was also awarded the “Grand Prix de la Salle de Bains d’Hotel 2012″ (Hotel Bathroom Prize 2012) for his contribution to the universe of the hotel bathroom.
Check out this video featuring the Axor Massaud collection:
According to him:
Spotlight on: Pheonix Design
Overachieving duo founders of Phoenix Design, Andreas Haug and Tom Schönherr, have had a long and successful design partnership, recognized over the years with more than 400 design awards including the coveted “Lucky Strike Award”, and they are able to boast an enviable client list, including Mercedes Benz, Audi, Sharp, T-Mobile, Bosch, Grundig, Miele and many, many more.
PuraVida collection by Phoenix Design, a perfect fusion of white and chrome:
If you have some time to kill check out this compilation of Axor bathroom inspiration:
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