Barber and Osgerby’s first items of toilet design debuted in 2015 with the boundary breaking AXOR One panel, which reimagined the bathe management with the addition of push buttons. Now, the forward-thinking AXOR One assortment has been broadened with an extra 31 Barber and Osgerby-designed items, which embody the identical minimalist, clear, sculptural aesthetic whereas providing enhanced performance and intuitive management.
One-hole, two-hole and three-hole faucets, wall-mounted faucets, a floor-standing bathtub filler with hand-held bathe, and the AXOR One thermostatic module for bathtub or bathe had been every fastidiously thought-about by Barber and Osgerby, who reinvented a number of parts to create a boundary breaking brassware assortment. Developed in partnership with AXOR engineers based mostly in Germany’s Black Forest, the AXOR One’s distinctive Choose know-how introduces a streamlined mode of interplay with the brassware; water is began and stopped with a straightforward press down of an all-in-one single lever, whereas temperature is managed with a clockwise flip. Faucets have a CoolStart perform, robotically set at chilly for vitality saving and straightforward, instantaneous tooth-brushing.
“We needed to resolve the issue of the faucet being left on – the normal twist movement means they’re not all the time fully closed, so we up to date it,’ says Jay Osgerby. ‘The AXOR One faucet is far simpler to make use of and preserve water.”
Each bit of the gathering showcases Barber and Osgerby’s elegant silhouettes, smooth curves and balanced proportions. The rounded faucet spouts are gently tapered, whereas the showerhead options an summary floral sample which is directly lovely and overtly purposeful. ‘The round flower on the showerhead focuses and concentrates the water so you will get extra energy into it, creating 5 particular person waterjets which mix collectively as they attain the physique’ explains Ed Barber. ‘The graphic patterns add one other layer of magnificence when the water flows’ agrees Jay Osgerby. Each the handheld and overhead bathe characteristic Barber and Osgerby’s optimised flower-shape which reduces water utilization, and create each the high quality micro droplets of AXOR’s PowderRain and traditional Rain spray varieties.
The vary is offered in AXOR’s intensive FinishPlus palette of 15 finishes, which vary from vibrant Polished Gold Optic to the subtler Brushed Nickel and Polished Bronze, in addition to a Matt Black shade unique to the vary and a primary for the corporate. ‘It’s superb how a lot the character of the merchandise change with the completely different finishes!’ highlights Ed Barber.
“Barber and Osgerby’s additions to AXOR One flawlessly mix their putting design language with really revolutionary applied sciences by no means earlier than seen within the rest room,” says Graeme Borchard, MD at UK Bathrooms. ‘AXOR’s Choose know-how signifies that water can now be exactly managed with ease, saving effort, lowering water and vitality wastage and sleekly offered with Barber and Osgerby’s signature design aptitude. Welcome to a brand new period of toilet brassware.”
Subsequent up from Barber and Osgerby is the AXOR One equipment, which is because of launch later this yr. Elevating objects similar to cleaning soap dispensers and mirrors into key options of the toilet, the items are designed to combine with any exiting AXOR fittings in addition to the AXOR One vary. “They’re very, very pure and elemental, and work very well,” hints Ed Barber.
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