AXOR Goes Vintage
August 18, 2017 | BY Philippine Tatler
AXOR draws inspiration from an era of increasing prosperity and dynamic modernisation with the iconic Montreux collection
Paying tribute to the style and industrial production methods of the early 20th century, AXOR and the Stuttgart-based Phoenix Design have created the Montreux range, a bath and kitchen collection in the style of the first industrially manufactured fittings. While presenting authentic forms and defining design features, AXOR Montreux also delivers the highest qualitative standards and acknowledges the technological advancements of the age.
Reminiscent of the archetypical design of the first industrially manufactured bath and kitchen fixtures, AXOR Montreux is characterized by additive forms and charming stylistic detailing. Industrial design elements, such as pipes and valves, were not only combined with classical details (e.g. delicate cross handles and ceramic inlays), but also with contemporary lever handles. A unique reminiscence of this time also includes a bridge variant of the three-hole washbasin mixer. With cross handles and authentically labeled ceramic inlays it is a genuine reminder of the first industrially manufactured fittings.
Functionally speaking, AXOR Montreux stands for technological advancement: state-of-the-art technology and engineering turn taps, shower pipes and accessories into charming and innovative re-interpretations of the 20th century without compromising comfort. The first classical kitchen taps from AXOR allow for maximum operability around the sink with swivel and pull-out spouts. In the bathroom, taps with lower and higher spouts now accommodate different comfort zones. Ease-of-use is also evident in the new AXOR Montreux Showerpipe: operating elements for overhead and hand shower are separated with ergonomic lever handles.
Authentic, precise design and state-of-the-art industrial manufacturing processes characterize the new bath and kitchen taps; the latter is evident in the distinctive finishes that the collection is available in: chrome and nickel. Nickel is applied using the highly intricate PVD (physical vapor deposition) technology, by which a coating is applied in a vacuum using steam. This leaves the fixtures extremely scratch and abrasion resistant.
In the Philippines, AXOR is distributed by Kuysen Enterprises. (website here).
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