28 February 2011

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec rethink the bathroom for Axor

While I was in Germany last month I saw this vanity. Notice how the shelf over the sink is also the faucet.


Pretty cool idea and I love all of the tiered surfaces surrounding that sink. I learned while I was there that this sink and shelf are part of a new collection from Axor, the leading edge of the Hansgrohe brand. Brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec designed a collection of some 70 components that are intended to be mixed and matched to make a fully custom bath design.

A big part of that is that the sinks and tubs aren't pre-dilled. All you need is a carbide-tipped bore and you can have your faucets be anywhere you want them. That is a great idea. Here are some glamor shots of the collection.









My pals at Hansgrohe tell me that the Axor Bouroullec is already available in Europe and will be coming to North America this summer. You can see all of the components from the Axor Bouroullec on Axor's international website.

9 comments:

  1. I'm crazyinlove with the sink, especially the configuration in #3.

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  2. As partial as I am to the shelf faucet, the idea of pairing a wall-mounted faucet with deck-mounted controls is pretty hard to resist.

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  3. I love these! I would so love to have them for myself! Thanks for sharing these with us.

    Brenda Lynn

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  4. The ability to place your controls is pretty sweet. I'm sure my plumber would have something else to say about it :-) Oh well ...

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  5. Arne, in my experience, plumbers are always going to complain about something! It is something they learn early on and perfect as time goes by! Same for electricians...

    Brenda Lynn

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  6. Great look. I wish we had more of that here in the states.

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  7. Brenda and Arne: I had the same thought about the learning curve for plumbers with these things. Even with that said, I love the idea of placing contrals away from the faucet itself.

    John: Axor does some pretty edgy stuff and most of it ends up being available over here. Look through their catalog sometime. On an unrelated note but one you'll find interesting, I was at a bath show in Spain a couple of weeks ago and saw a number of solid surface toilets. It was a first sighting for me but it makes sense to cast things like toilets in Solid surface, don't you think?

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  8. these are so elegant and wonderful. i wish i could afford those for my home.........day dreamimg :-)

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  9. The shower configuration is my favourite. As for the others, just more 'surfaces' to maintain. :)
    -Brenda-

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