ATLANTA—Hansgrohe Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the bathroom products manufacturer, has revealed its first Hansgrohe + Axor Das Design Competition, which attracted entries from around the country.
Open to architects and designers across the U.S., the Das Design competition celebrates excellence in design, sustainability and installation of Hansgrohe and Axor products in real-world projects. It demonstrates the range and versatility within the two brands, from contemporary classics to the more cutting-edge, through intelligent and inspiring interiors and, in the process, honors the work of the brands’ industry partners.
Hansgrohe USA President Erik Christensen said, “We’re absolutely thrilled and encouraged with the level of participation by architects and designers from around the country. The caliber of submissions and degree of thought behind the specification and integration of Hansgrohe and Axor product within each scheme is remarkable. We look forward to building on the success of our first Das Design competition in the years to come.”
The inaugural Das Design Competition results are:
Project: Five-Star Luxury Suite
Architect: Christina Hart, designer
Distributor: Grande Central Showroom on 56 St.
Contractor: Pace Plumbing
Both Hansgrohe and Axor fixtures are installed in the master bathroom of a five-star suite in a luxury property in New York that has views of Central Park, the Hudson River and Columbus Circle. The space has a custom 59-in. round gunmetal gray tub and a sinewy circular pendant light with Swarovski crystals.
To create a full spa experience, HOK used fixtures from the Axor ShowerCollection with Philippe Starck, including the ultra-luxurious Axor ShowerHeaven, shower shelf and speaker modules, Axor Massaud and Hansgrohe Raindance collections in the freestanding tub, enclosed shower, and side-by-side vessel sinks. In specifying the entire master bath with Axor and Hansgrohe, HOK combines conservation with luxury through the use of low-flow 1.5 GPM faucet aerators that help reduce water consumption.
The winning architect or designer of each category will receive a round trip to Germany—home of Hansgrohe and Axor— and be part of a VIP delegation attending ISH, the world’s largest trade show for the combination of water and energy in building solutions, in Frankfurt in March 2015. They will also take part in local cultural activities in the region.