Axor and Philippe Starck Introduce the Vortex Phenomenon to the Washbasin Mixer
New achievement in water design: the revolutionary washbasin mixer, Axor Starck V, grew 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.
“The vortex phenomenon has occupied my father Klaus Grohe for several years”, explains Philippe Grohe, Vice President of Design Management at Hansgrohe SE. “His 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 not only found the perfect design partner to create a shape around the vortex, but also a valuable sparring partner in the developmental process.