Sofia Lagerkvist , Charlotte von der Lancken and Anna Lindgren of Front created the WaterDream installation for bathroom brand Axor as part of a project to explore the future of the bathroom.
Rather than propose a high-tech solution , the designers decided to expose the copper pipework that is usually hidden from view. "We used our personal perception of the shower and showering to draw attention to the technology behind the wall , which is often concealed ," explains Charlotte von der Lancken.
"We played around with the most elementary components that are used to bring water to us : pipes , valves , couplings , and funnels ," added Front's Sofia Lagerkvist.
Philippe Grohe , head of Axor and the grandson of the founder of parent company Hansgrohe , said: "Front show how something that is normally hidden from view can become a visually appealing and valued spatial construct."
The installation was unveiled last week at Axor's headquarters at Schiltach in the Black Forest , Germany , along with a second shower-light installation by Japanese designers Nendo.