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Philippe Starck – bathroom designer

Depending upon how avant garde they are, some designers are very extrovert and this could apply to French designer Philippe Starck who has been responsible for designing a multitude of interior items over the years, but from our point of view it is his bathroom designs that interest us the most. We consider that his greatest successes are the Axor Starck collection, with which Hansgrohe caused a stir in 1994, with the first mixer tap with a joystick operating lever!


Parisien born Starck, now in his 67th year studied in the French capital in the 1960’s and his designs have appeared in prestigious hotels in New York as well as London, these included billowing ceiling-height curtains and voluptuous seating, claiming that these represent the actors on the stage of life.

We are particularly proud to display many of his designs on our web pages and the fabulous range of bathroom products in the Axor Starck range from Hansgrohe; together with the Axor Starck organics are increasingly popular with our customers.

In the Axor Starck range we offer a range of basin, bath and kitchen mixer taps and bath shower mixers. The Axor Starck Twin Handle Monobloc Basin Mixer Tap, as the name suggests is one of his two handled designs and utilises ceramic cartridges so no more leaking from the tap or messy washers to change. On the other hand the Axor Starck Classic Single Lever Standard Basin Mixer demonstrates the joystick principle and is simplicity itself to operate.

Axor Starck Classic Single Lever Standard Basin Mixer

The Axor Starck Ecostat 1001 SL Exposed Thermostatic Shower mixer is a sleek and stylish way to regulate shower temperature. The thermostatic temperature controls allow users to easily adjust temperature with a simple push button. A classy addition to any bathroom, whether a new build or an upgrade.

The organic range of Hansgrohe Axor Starck products are an innovative blend of cutting edge, sleek design and modern technology in one. Take the Axor Starck Organic Basin Mixer 280 as one example of a basin mixer with a truly unique identity. This mixer features a fully adjustable spray direction ensuring that this can be customised to match the contours of your basin, no chance of this splashing back at the user. The mixer also has separate temperature and flow controls give a balanced mix every time.

Axor Starck Organic Basin Mixer 280

The Axor Starck Organic Porter Unit is no ordinary shower head and it is clear that Axor Starck has had his hand in the design of the beautiful small and stylish hand shower. Cast in chrome in a minimalist, geometric form makes for the perfect addition in the highly modern bath or space. The baton hand shower features two different settings, with a simple twist of the set, select between a normal spray, and a gentler soft spray as required.

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