Axor Starck V by Philippe Starck for Axor

Unveiled during this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, the new Axor Starck V is the German brand’s first ever transparent mixer.

Axor / Hansgrohe

Made from crystal glass and designed by Philippe Starck, the Axor Starck V’s transparent design allows users to see the water swirling up through the mixers body before cascading out through the open spout. 

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“The vortex phenomenon has occupied my father Klaus Grohe for several years”, explains Philippe Grohe, Head of Axor. “His intuition that water could visibly be brought to the foreground through the vortex, was the starting point in the development of Axor Starck V. In our long-time friend Philippe Starck, we not only found the perfect design partner to create a shape around the vortex, but also a valuable sparring partner in the developmental process. Ultimately, the realization of the project was not made possible by creativity and determination alone, but by technical know-how and over 100 years of experience in handling water.”

Axor / Hansgrohe

The result according to Philippe Starck, “is a mixer that represents the absolute minimum: totally transparent, almost invisible, and enclosing a miracle that is the vortex.”


With a flow rate of 4 l/min, Axor Starck saves water without compromising the user experience. The open, rotatable, and detachable spout offers additional comfort: flexible installation of the mixer body in combination with the washbasin and easy cleaning in the dishwasher.


Posted July 3rd, 2014 by

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