“Together with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby , we have realised the idea of a central control element for the shower with an interactive , purely mechanical contact area. In this way , showering becomes a sensual experience” , explains Silke Giessler , Head of Axor Brand Marketing.
The new , interactive shower control is both a calming influence and an eye-catcher for the senses. It combines several shower-control functions and water temperature regulation and flow into one unit. “Axor One enables water to be controlled in a new way in the shower. By bringing together several control components onto one single element , the thermostat fitting increases the attractiveness and functionality of the bathroom” , explain Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby.
Various shower functions can be activated with a finger , back of the hand or elbow. The temperature is set using the central control knob , and a small lever-handle beneath regulates the amount of water. In Eco mode , this can be reduced by up to 50%. The water flow is controlled by gently pressing the large select buttons (“paddles”) , with clear symbols indicating the different shower functions available to the user (e.g. , head , hand or side shower).
The monolithic shape , fine proportions , distinctive details and minimalist design all create a timeless statement in any bathroom setting. In this way , Axor One is as visible as the user wants it – from a discreet chrome to a feisty red-gold or black. The fitting is available in fifteen different special finishes.