New AXOR Collection with Jean-Marie Massaud
A Gem in the Bathroom: AXOR Edge Celebrates its Premiere Schiltach/Frankfurt, March 2019. 13 years after the first collection with the French designer Jean-Marie Massaud, AXOR introduces AXOR Edge – a luxurious symbiosis of geometrical bodies and an ultraprecise manufacturing method. The collection transcends boundaries in aesthetics and technology: asymmetrically combined cubes yield an impressive gem. With a diamond manufacturing process, ultraprecise edges and plains result. Partially refined with a fine texture and personalizable with a selection of AXOR FinishPlus polished surfaces, AXOR Edge is available for the washbasin, the bathtub, the bidet, and with thermostat modules for the shower.
Design: Geometric, Architectural, and Asymmetrical
AXOR Edge is massive and delicate all at once: symmetry of plains and edges asymmetrically combined. Partially enriched with a fine texture, the three-dimensional faucet is a new kind of haptic experience with a maximum of luster and radiance. For those who prefer a more minimalistic appearance, AXOR Edge is also available without a partial texturing of the surface. Personal refinement is available through seven polished AXOR FinishPlus surface colors: from Polished Gold-Optic to Polished Black Chrome. Manufactured at the highest technological levels with PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) in the vacuum chambers of the AXOR production plant. Hightech that lends the surface power of resistance and longevity. But most of all, unimagined radiance and a new chromaticity for luxurious bathrooms.
In my collaboration with AXOR, we always seek to provide a better user experience. With AXOR Edge, we have answered the demand for refinement and uniqueness to make a sculpture out of an everyday object. More than a faucet, each product in the collection is a jewel, a masterpiece, a unique architectural object drilled from a brass block and then dressed with personal finishes. A real functional piece of art that shares your intimacy for life - that’s my understanding of luxury“, says Jean-Marie Massaud.
Technology: Precision as the Bedrock of Brilliance
Especially developed for the production of AXOR Edge, a state-of-the-art diamond-cutting machine assures accurate planes and contours. The same diamond-tipped tool used in the space and laser industries, mills the chamfers at precisely 45 degrees. The delicate structural details also derive from pure precision: Diamonds facet the surface of the solid brass block down to the micron. Line by line, precision-pointed pyramids are created in this way, reflecting the interplay of light and shadow – the consummation of a precious gem.