Its very nature and technical requirements, totally dependent on water and energy feeds, often make it the most fixed room in the house, with sinks, toilets and tubs generally influencing interior architecture decisions. After all, it is easy enough to turn around a sofa and quickly freshen up a living room, yet it’s not quite the same with a sink. Or is it?

Axor challenged this belief with its Axor Bouroullec, a collection of 85 modular elements that allow for unprecedented freedom in the bathroom.
“Everyone dreams of tailoring such an intimate and personal space as the bathroom to one’s requirements, and of doing so without having to use bespoke fixtures. The line designed by the Bouroullec brothers was conceived to respond to this need,” says Philippe Grohe, Axor brand manager.
“We started by thinking about people’s bathrooms,” explain the Bouroullecs. “One person uses a single soap, the other cannot live without at least six products; some people like having a shower, others prefer the bath; left-handed people have to relentlessly adjust themselves to set situations conceived for right-handed consumers – basically the only real innovation to bring into the bathroom could only be related to flexibility and customisation. So we came up with the idea of the modular shelves playing functional roles.”
Curve Issue thirty-three, 2010
‘Breakthrough bathrooms’ by Laura Traldi

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