Gold Starck bathroom tap

Starck by Philippe Starck for Axor

Dezeen Showroom: designed by Philippe Starck for Axor, the classic Starck tapware collection has a reduced form intended to reference simple hand pumps.

The designer based the shape of the Starck faucet range on traditional water pumps, such as you might find on a farm, simplifying the shape to two intersecting cylinders crowned with either a pin or feather handle.

Axor Starch shower in a colourful tiled bathroom
The Starck tapware collection is available in a range of Axor finishes

The goal was for this design – created 25 years ago but still just as relevant today – to focus attention on the water itself.

"The idea was to make a design that was deeply, structurally respectful of water," said Starck. "It's our life. Water is life. And there is a beauty in water."

Starck tapware in an outdoor shower
The tapware was informed by simple hand pumps

The Starck tapware range has options for the basin, bathtub and shower, including a shower column with RainAir technology that cocoons the user in its mist and a touch-free sensor-activated electronic mixer for the basin.

The collection is available in a range of Axor FinishPlus finishes, including brushed red gold or gold optic.

Product: Starck
Designer: Philippe Starck
Brand: Axor
Contact: [email protected]

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