The AXOR Edge Collection

Avant-garde bath design or a functional piece of art? It's both.

We see a lot of beauty in this business but our jaws dropped when we saw AXOR’s new Edge collection. It’s the company’s second venture with French designer Jean-Marie Massaud, who is perhaps best know for his furniture designs with Italian manufacturers Poliform and Poltrona Frau. “With this collection, AXOR Edge, we explore the world of extreme refinement,” says Massaud. “To accomplish a project at this level of demand, resources and even trust—the trust to develop a brand new machinery, precise to one micron—you can only work with a unique partner like AXOR,” he adds.

“In France, we had a big cultural tradition of arts décoratifs, where architects would work with a lot of super-refined craftsmen and sculptors to, for example, create the pattern of a façade. And we thought, OK, AXOR is a top brand. Let’s explore some processes to produce a faucet that’s not just die-casting and polishing—it’s making sculpture!”

“We are at the level of horlogerie de luxe… of handmade, special projects.”

Massaud based his design for Edge on the cube, ultimately creating an astonishingly meticulous and sculptural series of bath, sink and shower fixtures. Each piece is architectural in construction, melding mirror-like planes of brass with meticulously detailed, precision-cut surfaces that give a tactile feel and an almost “two-tone” look. If you’d prefer an entirely smooth version of the design, that’s an option, too. The collection is comprised of two-dozen products, including sink, bath and bidet mixers, and shower systems, and is available in four finishes: rose gold, bronze, gold and black chrome.

In addition to single-lever basin taps in three different heights, the AXOR Edge bathroom collection also features a three-hole tap, a tap for wall mounting and a floor-standing tap for wash bowls. Bath mixers include a floor-standing design and a three-hole, rim-mounted bath mixer with hand shower.

 The Toulouse-born designer, Jean-Marie Massaud, in his trademark whites.  The Toulouse-born designer, Jean-Marie Massaud, in his trademark whites.

 “Luxury for me is quality and competence, of course. But in luxury, there is another layer of added value. It’s a layer of culture, of legacy, transposed in a contemporary world. It’s another dimension—one that is not necessary, maybe, but that transmits a culture” 

Want to Know More?

Check out AXOR’s recent Q&A with Massaud or watch the video interview below.

Other Posts We Think You Might Like

Brand Spotlight Metris, Hansgrohe's Inspired New Design

Hansgrohe, the 115-year-old German firm famous for inventing the multi-function showerhead and handshower, has just delivered its signature style and technology to the kitchen. The new Metris line of kitchen faucets, now available at Snyder Diamond, is essentially three user-specific variations of a single innovative and modernist design: HighArc, Prep and Bar.

View Post
Brand Spotlight Get Flowing: Our Roundup of the Best New Faucets for Kitchens and Baths

We’re taking our Design on Tap title literally this week with a look at some of the best and brightest faucets to hit the market—and our showrooms. There’s so much to share with you that this is simply a look at some of our favorites.

View Post
Brand Spotlight Get to Know Robern

A legacy company producing sophisticated cabinetry, vanities, mirrors and lighting for the bath. Since its founding in 1968, Robern has been producing some of the coolest bathroom furnishings in the market.

View Post