These Designers Reinvent The Humble Bathroom Faucet
Future-thinking faucets that are far from your standard models
The action of turning on a water faucet feels automatic to many homeowners. Rarely does a user look at the faucet for very long, instead focusing on getting what they need and moving to a different part of the home.
But Axon Design’s project Waterdream urges designers to re-think the ordinary faucet and create something truly unique.
This year’s participants created eye-catching designs. David Adjaye created a bronze and granite minimal faucet; Werner Aisslinger designed a clay faucet that focused on nature; Anna Lindgren and Sofia Lagerkvist took a playful approach by integrating steps into their design; GamFratesi took inspiration from meditation for their wooden faucet; and Studio Massaud created a faucet with geometric shapes and marble.
The company explains more about the whole project on its site:
“Create your own Spout” is the motto of the Axor WaterDream 2016. Five internationally renowned Axor designers and architects created their own personal interpretations of a mixer spout. The project is based around the Axor U-Base – a universal mixer base onto which custom-made spouts can be fitted. They drew their inspiration from technical innovation around the wash basin, alternative materials and the new emotional significance of the basin mixer and the water within that space.
The designs are just a few examples of how the ordinary water spout can become something aesthetically pleasing and extraordinary with a little bit of creativity. The project focuses specifically on our interactions with water and how this relationship can be shaped and changed through design.