Inspiring Beautiful Bathrooms From AXOR & Hansgrohe

If you dream to create a luxurious hotel-inspired bathroom for your home, this post is definitely for you!

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Interior DesignHome Renovation, Image Source: Hansgrohe

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The Warehouse Hotel (left) and Martin Modern (right) offer luxurious bathrooms equipped with AXOR and hansgrohe products, it is perfect for a private and quiet relaxation space.

 

As lifestyles become increasingly hectic and fast-paced, the bathroom has become an ever more important space for relaxation and rejuvenation, away from distractions and disturbances. Home owners are placing more emphasis on the bathroom – from allocating more square meters to fitting and furnishing the bathroom into a luxurious and enjoyable private space which resembles a stylish premium hotel bathroom. Hansgrohe Singapore, with its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, offers some tips in creating a lush and deluxe bathroom for the home.

 

 

Colours

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(Above) From tap to waste drain: brushed gold optic from the AXOR FinishPlus.

(Below) The concealed valves of the AXOR Citterio collection are famous for their cross handles. They sparkle like jewels on the moss green wall tiles.

 

Like the bedroom, the bathroom is a space characterised by one’s individual taste, and reflects the personality of the occupants. While standard colours like white have dominated interior design for years, they have become insufficient to meet the changing needs of home owners, who are seeking to individualise their bathroom through different ways, including adding different hues and tones into this private rejuvenation space.

 

Colour is an indispensable part of our lives and has taken over not only furniture, fabrics, walls and floors but also the bathroom, including tiles and walls. In creating a luxurious hotel-inspired bathroom, colours can be one of the aspects that home owners consider when designing their private space.  Fiery red and orange tones, often used as accents in the living space with modern furniture and accessories, symbolise energy, strength and intimacy, while blue shades create a cosy ambience with a soothing effect with connotations of nature or the ocean.

 

Other than tiles and walls in the bathroom, colours can apply to bathroom fittings too. The AXOR brand offers a bespoke customisation service for bathroom fittings manufactured with Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD), adding a personal touch to the bathroom. These iconic bathroom fittings in special finishes such as bronze, nickel or red gold, brushed or polished, are exceptionally aesthetic and functional, and augment the luxury bathroom with extra character, similar to a luxurious hotel-like bathroom. The Frutt Family Lodge & Melchsee Apartments in Switzerland feature the elegant AXOR and hansgrohe bathroom fittings in the special brushed gold-optic finish, a distinctive symbol of aesthetic perfection and perfection in the workmanship.

 

 

Lighting, texture and scent

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(Above) Martin Modern, Singapore

(Below) Stars of Kovan, Singapore

 

A luxurious bathroom should ideally allow for an enjoyable and sensual showering experience. The lighting of the bathroom space, the texture of the materials and the fragrance used in the bathroom are important in creating a relaxing atmosphere for some personal me-time.

 

Our senses are aroused by many details – we want to enjoy the rain shower on our skin, we are pleased by the soft lighting during a relaxing shower, we caress our hands over the marble counter tops and we savour the whiff of the aromas in the bathroom.

 

Refined finishes bring joy, including fine grains in natural stone, non-slip wood, marbled tiles and the pattern of small mosaics and tiles. These bathroom companions, as featured in Martin Modern and Stars of Kovan residences in Singapore, have structures that please the eye and turn the bathroom into a luxurious and inviting space, bringing about a more pleasurable experience and encouraging a longer stay in the bathroom. The overall bath lighting and vanity lighting can also contribute significantly to the ambience created in the bathroom – a general rule of thumb is to use different light for different purposes.

Sufficient light is placed where it is needed for showering, shaving and putting on make-up and softer lighting is used for the overall ambience of the bathroom. When creating a luxurious bathroom, it is also important not to neglect the scent of the bathroom – after all, it is a private space for rejuvenation and it would be a more pleasurable stay if the bathroom offers an inviting scent.

 

 

Themes

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Copyright: JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

A luxurious hotel bathroom is often designed with a specific theme – which could be classic, modern or even industrial. When designing a luxurious and lush bathroom for the home, it would be important to decide first on the theme before searching for fittings and accessories to match the bathroom theme.

 

Home owners interested in classic designs would be inspired by the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, a 5-star luxury hotel, perched on the pristine beaches of Phu Quoc, south of Vietnam. Designed by famed architect Bill Bensley, the villas offer a unique and classic hotel stay with spacious and lush bathrooms. The bathrooms feature the AXOR Montreux fittings, the epitome of authenticity in perfection. Designed by AXOR and Phoenix Design, the AXOR Montreux collection pays tribute to the belle époque of the early 20th century which symbolised a symbol of fundamental change, technical advancement and cultural opulence galore. Charming stylistic detailing and additive forms characterise the classic style, as it does for AXOR Montreux. The bathroom in JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa espouses traditional values such as elegance, and becomes an eclectic focal point.

For home owners who prefer an industrial minimalist design for their bathroom, they can draw inspirations from The Warehouse Hotel – a meticulously-restored 37-room boutique hotel in a former godown on the Singapore riverbank in Robertson Quay.

 

The industrial-themed bathroom in The Warehouse offers an edge over typical bathrooms with its clean and minimalist styling of concrete and metal. Fitted with the AXOR Shower Products designed by FRONT, the bathroom is timelessly modern with a warm welcoming effect. The showerpipe designed by AXOR and FRONT features the hidden aesthetics of the technology of water. Nothing is hidden – steel pipe, couplings and valves. The archaic funnel on the handshower ultimately releases the water in two jet types, oozing authentic industrial charm in perfection. As a testament to their brilliant design, the AXOR Shower Products designed by FRONT have been honoured with various awards, including reddot award 2015 – best of the best, German Design Award 2015 and interior innovation award 2014 – Best of the Best.

 

 

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The Warehouse Hotel, Singapore

 

For a modern-styled bathroom, home owners can consider bathroom fittings and accessories that exude timeless elegance and refined class, like the AXOR Citterio bathroom fittings which will be featured in Martin Modern condominium.

Understated and elegant, Martin Modern is designed by the four-time Singapore President’s Design Award winning architect, Mr Yip Yuen Hong. The Martin Modern combines thoughtful modern design and privileges of cosmopolitan living with its location on Martin Road.

 

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(Above): The AXOR Citterio basin mixer in Martin Modern looks monumental on the wash basin.

(Below): The AXOR Citterio floor-standing bath mixer makes a striking statement with exceptional radiance.

 

Focused on classic designs and premium quality, the AXOR Citterio bathroom fittings offer timeless classic design and the ultimate in comfort – little details which go unnoticed until the second glance is taken, making this collection a beautiful gem. Designed by famed architect Antonio Citterio, the inaugural collection in collaboration with AXOR combines the best in one collection with corners, edges and a distinctive flat design. The AXOR Citterio basin mixers are characterised by precise surfaces, soft radii and straight contours while the AXOR Citterio floor-standing bath mixer is strikingly beautiful with its brilliantly straight design.

 

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A modern and lush bathroom is possible even without a bathtub. The AXOR Citterio showerpipe offers luxurious showering comfort in its most beautiful form, exuding elegance and quality. The bathroom turns into a refuge for rejuvenation with its aesthetically-pleasing timeless design.

 

 

Technology

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Harbour Glory, Hong Kong

 

For some home owners, a modern hotel-inspired bathroom for the home would be one equipped with the latest technology, a sign of sophisticated hospitality present in many hotel bathrooms. There are indeed bathroom fittings which feature advanced technology for the users, often creating convenience and ease-of-use.

Developed by Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited, the Harbour Glory apartments in North Point in Hong Kong will feature both AXOR and hansgrohe bathroom fittings, including the hansgrohe ShowerTablet Select with the innovative Select technology from the Hansgrohe Group.

 

Intuitive and easy-to-use, the Select technology allows for the easy switching between different shower outlets without complicated controls, but with a simple push of the Select button. The Select technology is purely mechanical with no perplexing electronics, and is easy to use, even for children and the elderly. The hansgrohe ShowerTablet Select will also free up the space in the bathroom, as it also functions as a shelf for bathroom shower amenities such as shampoo bottles, and is a beautiful and functional addition for home owners who are creating luxurious hotel-inspired bathrooms.

 

As more and more home owners focus on transforming their bathrooms into feel-good oases, more thought is increasingly put into creating luxurious hotel-inspired bathrooms which promise a pleasing showering experience and a longer well-deserved stay in this private space, after a long day at work or school. What would be your idea of a luxurious bathroom?

 

 

 

 

About the Hansgrohe Group

 

With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in quality, innovation and design within the bath and kitchen industry. The Hansgrohe Group brings form and function to water with taps, showerheads and shower systems. The 116-year history of the company is marked by innovations such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen tap, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower. The company holds more than 17,000 active propriety rights.

 

The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products. With 34 subsidiaries and 21 sales offices supplying products in more than 140 countries, the company is a reliable partner to its customers around the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 500 design prizes since 1974. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company’s business activities around the globe. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are featured in projects around the world, such as the luxurious ocean liner Queen Mary 2, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

 

The Group’s high quality standards are ensured by five wholly-owned production facilities: two in Germany, one each in France, the United States and China. In 2016, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.029 billion. It employs more than 4,800 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany.

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