Revolutionary Transparent Mixer from AXOR & Philippe Starck Wins Top Asian Design Award. AXOR Starck V, revolutionary washbasin mixer encasing the Vortex Phenomenon, from Hansgrohe, has claimed a Gold Award in the DFA Design for Asia Awards 2016. By capturing the vitality and emotionality of water, this mixer has also captured the imagination of the design world. The AXOR Starck V was inspired by the company’s passion for water, in particular the belief by Klaus Grohe that water could visibly be brought to the foreground through the vortex. Creativity, determination, know-how and experience in handling water finally brought to life in partnership with world-famous design icon and long-time AXOR collaborator Philippe Starck. The result is a mixer that is totally transparent and almost invisible. The eye-catching AXOR Starck V with its sensuous, organic shapes and sculptural appearance adds vitality and energy to the bathroom. It comes in different variants, including a taller base for use on a wash bowl or with a separate handle to suit personal preferences and requirements.
As well as the familiar chrome, unusual materials create looks that appeal to different design styles. The porcelain spout with a chrome base is modern and elegant, for example, while the combination of glass spout and white base is perfect for contemporary bathrooms. The refined extravagance of the mixer is primarily due to fine diamond and bevel cuts in the glass body. The base surfaces in gold finish or red gold add to the look. The spout is designed to ensure that the water jet is optimally aligned with the wash basin and the spout swivels 360°. The easy-click-in design and safety-stop function enable the glass body to be removed from its base. Without turning off the water, it can also be easily cleaned in the dishwasher. The high-quality, durable crystal glass is manufactured in an eco-friendly manner. In conjunction with the natural aspect, great emphasis is also placed on sustainability: the AXOR Starck V handles water resources responsibly thanks to the flow limiter.