Mixing & Melting: gradual symbiosis between living and bathing
The bathroom forms part of the living space – this view is gaining popularity. Architects and interior designers are increasingly discovering the bathroom as a space calling out for good design, and creative bathroom planners are leading the way in demonstrating what functionally and aesthetically pleasing bathrooms can look like. Certainly the bathroom is no longer merely the functional “wet area” in a house. Instead, it has become a place of wellbeing that expresses the aesthetic preferences of the individual inhabiting the space, the person who wants to enjoy a sensual experience of water at the same time as satisfying various needs – be it a period of rest to recharge energy, to retreat, or to communicate with his or her partner.
The collection was developed jointly by Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe AG, and Patricia Urquiola. She is convinced that what women want in the bathroom differs from what men want, and that women would therefore design bathrooms differently. In conceptualizing her collection for Axor, Patricia Urquiola asked herself the kinds of questions any woman would ask: “What do I want to show of myself and what would I rather not? What do I want to keep private and what do I want to share with my partner?”