In the quest for alternative visions of toilet as a living space, Axor (the designer brand of Hansgrohe) collaborated with internationally renowned designers, resembling Phoenix Design, Jean-Marie Massaud, Patricia Urquiola and the Bouroullec brothers. Freshome recently attended the disclosing of 2 new installations completed at the side of Front and Nendo, to be able to now add as much as this impressive line of works.
The Axor WaterDream project created by Nendo artfully brings together two common household objects, reinterpreting the way in which they’re usually perceived: “My aim was to mix what’s most archetypal in regards to the living space, the lighting, with water, to be able to give the shower an enhanced sensuous dimension in a fashion we’ve not yet seen before. The result’s something that’s not only a shower, nor only a lamp, but a hybrid – a magic trick with light and water that may be available day after day”, explains designer Oki Sato.
Asked to further describe his installation, Oki Sato emphasized at the special connection he managed to capture: “I was thinking that water would not exist without light. Imagine a river or a lake: when it’s evening time it disappears within the darkness since it absorbs the entire light. But at daytime you have got the daylight after which it creates all this glittering effect at the surface of the water. It creates depth, it creates colors and it becomes an emotional aspect. So i attempted to create an object that mixes light and water together in a single piece.’
Philippe Grohe- Head of the Axor brand- animated the presentation event by subtly inviting the designer to have a sit under the lamp-shower. With Oki Sato reading, another vision was delivered to life: “The natural coming-together of sunshine and water is free of spatial constraints: what traditionally happened in separate rooms – reading under a lamp within the lounge, having a shower within the bathroom – can now be experienced free from spatial allocations or confinements,” Philippe Grohe stated.
In the tip, Philippe Grohe spontaneously decided to sign up for Oki Sato, in an act of fun solidarity. Benefit from the photos taken on the event held at Axor headquarters within the Black Forest and stay tuned to determine photos of the installation developed by the women at Front. Coming soon on Freshome!