Axor Bouroullec wins gold German Design Award

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Items from the Axor Bouroullec collection.

Items from the Axor Bouroullec collection.

Axor Bouroullec, a designer brand by Hansgrohe, has won a gold German Design Award at the 2012 event. The award was in recognition of the Axor Bouroullec bathroom collection, which Axor developed together with French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

The judges commented that the family of fittings in this collection “contrasts very pleasantly from other products in this market segment thanks to their clean and gentle shapes.” The judges also responded positively to “the pleasing haptic properties of the surfaces, the high-quality finish of the products, and the fact that the extensive product family … can be used in virtually any installation scenario.”

The minimalist organic design allows many possibilities for individualizing the bathroom. The fittings can be freely positioned on or around washbasins to adapt to individual ways of using water and personal aesthetic preferences.

Axor Bouroullec also won an iF Award from the International Forum Design in Munich in the Material Design category, for washbasins made of mineral cast that allow free positioning of fittings, because drilling the required holes is easy and safe. Two iF Gold Awards for Product Design were also given to products made by Hansgrohe AG – the PuraVida washbasin mixer and the Hansgrohe Focus electronic mixer. This boosts the company’s standing in the international design rankings of the International Forum Design (iF) to sixth place.

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