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REFLEJO
2022

REFLECTION. A SPACE DESIGNED FOR THE PRESENTATION OF AXOR’S ONE MIXERS IN MADRID.

The German luxury brand AXOR commissioned us to create a space where they could present the new ONE mixers designed by Barber & Osgerby. This new collection of simple, contemporary lines and refined design is the starting point for a project that aims to critically review the concept of luxury for a new generation of designers and users.

The space is 25m2, this allowed us to make a radical proposal in the arrangement of the elements that define a bathroom. The sink, the shower and the bath move away from the walls, avoiding a conventional floor plan, where the circulations are concentrated in the central space and the uses on the perimeter. Our proposal presents two central totems related to the water elements. These focal points generate new paths and interactions around them. As part of a ritual, the user can undress in the entrance, use the sink, then use the utensils arranged in the mirror-structure, use the dresser, go to the shower or bath, modify the amount of light, sit down or move to the elevated aluminum platform…

The proposal is part of the general trend of creating private spaces where individuals can relax and achieve a state of wellness, but it moves away from the way these spaces are usually presented. The project avoids white as a purifying element and from any current or regionalist manifestation that transports us to other distant places. On the contrary, it materializes as a universal and global response. It takes as a reference, great milestones from the modernism and the international style, which during the 1920s and 30s imposed a new way of understanding design, interiors and architecture from the perspective of functionality. From this moment on, luxury will no longer be linked to the complexity or impossibility of an ornament. Works such as the VILLA CAVROIS by Robert Mallet Stevens serve as the main reference along with the current proposals for the new Acne Studio stores by Arquitectura G or Max Lamb.

Area: 25m²
Client: Axor
Design: Plutarco + Estudio Reciente
Location: Madrid
Photographs: Germán Sainz

REFLEJO
2022

REFLECTION. A SPACE DESIGNED FOR THE PRESENTATION OF AXOR’S ONE MIXERS IN MADRID.

The German luxury brand AXOR commissioned us to create a space where they could present the new ONE mixers designed by Barber & Osgerby. This new collection of simple, contemporary lines and refined design is the starting point for a project that aims to critically review the concept of luxury for a new generation of designers and users.

The space is 25m2, this allowed us to make a radical proposal in the arrangement of the elements that define a bathroom. The sink, the shower and the bath move away from the walls, avoiding a conventional floor plan, where the circulations are concentrated in the central space and the uses on the perimeter. Our proposal presents two central totems related to the water elements. These focal points generate new paths and interactions around them. As part of a ritual, the user can undress in the entrance, use the sink, then use the utensils arranged in the mirror-structure, use the dresser, go to the shower or bath, modify the amount of light, sit down or move to the elevated aluminum platform…

The proposal is part of the general trend of creating private spaces where individuals can relax and achieve a state of wellness, but it moves away from the way these spaces are usually presented. The project avoids white as a purifying element and from any current or regionalist manifestation that transports us to other distant places. On the contrary, it materializes as a universal and global response. It takes as a reference, great milestones from the modernism and the international style, which during the 1920s and 30s imposed a new way of understanding design, interiors and architecture from the perspective of functionality. From this moment on, luxury will no longer be linked to the complexity or impossibility of an ornament. Works such as the VILLA CAVROIS by Robert Mallet Stevens serve as the main reference along with the current proposals for the new Acne Studio stores by Arquitectura G or Max Lamb.

Area: 25m²
Client: Axor
Design: Plutarco + Estudio Reciente
Location: Madrid
Photographs: Germán Sainz