Hansgrohe's designer brand Axor, has for the past 20 years, worked alongside and collaborated with well known designers to recreate the concept of the bathroom. This year Swedish design studio Front joined Patricia Urquiola, Philippe Starck and Jean-Marie Massaud in the ranks of designers who have been commissioned in previous years. Axor 'Waterdream' was the brief for this year, with Hansgrohe asking them to focus on re-imagining the bathroom as a living space where creative alternatives can be explored.
Front's creation looks at the pared back concept of the shower - and takes the elements that are usually concealed behind a wall and presents them out in the open. The extravagant copper shower system is made up of a network of pipes, elbow fittings and three shower heads. Philippe Grohe of Hansgrohe says of the design "Front shows how something that is normally hidden from view can become a visually appealing and valued spatial construct". Nendo were also asked to present a 'Waterdream' project - theirs was titled
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