During the past couple of decades, the role of the bathroom has changed. A look around Hansgrohe Sinagpore’s flagship showroom shows just how much potential bathrooms have. From high-tech showerheads to futuristic fixtures, the design leader in the bathroom industry has helped revolutionise the space in ways many people probably never thought possible.
“People in Asia view the bathroom much differently now than they did ten years ago. It used to be seen strictly as a place where you got in and got out,” KC Lee, Managing Director at Hansgrohe Singapore, explains. “However, the bathroom has evolved and is now seen as a lifestyle space. It’s become a place for relaxation and rejuvenation and is arguably one of the most important rooms in a house.”
Hansgrohe, along with its high-end AXOR brand, have a wide-range of products that are not only functional, but can inspire bathroom design. AXOR works with world famous designers, such as Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola, who have helped bring about this bathroom revolution.
Nowhere is this progress more evident than with the AXOR Starck V mixer that combines organic and sculptural design with easy to use features. According to the company, this glass fixture illustrates the vitality of water in the form of a vortex. Whether or not that’s true is for you to determine, but there is no denying it is impressive to look at every time you turn it on. Of course, consumers want more than stylish bathroom fixtures and this is a demand that the Hansgrohe company is well aware of.
“People want bathroom technology to be intuitive. They also want it to be integrated,” Lee details. “At Hansgrohe, we strive to deliver these to the public. From the iBOX Universal, the first Raindance shower to our latest ‘Select Technology’ increasingly incorporated into a wide range of bathroom and kitchen mixers, consumers can be confident they are getting products that offer the best when it comes to design, innovation and quality.”
Hansgrohe leads the way in Thailand
Thailand has long been in tune with bathroom design trends and designers and developers in the Kingdom have naturally gravitated towards Hansgrohe and AXOR products, which are recognised as industry leading. The Edition Hotel Bangkok Mahanakhon, Sindhorn Residences, Tela Thonglor are just a few of the projects proudly carrying the brand.
Of course, there projects in Thailand are unique, which means they require something different. Most AXOR products are customisable allowing for clients to find the right colour, finish or size they desire, thanks to the bespoke individualisation service AXOR FinishPlus and AXOR Signature.
“A lot of clients don’t always realise the level of customisation Hansgrohe provides,” Lee notes. “Styles and tastes can vary greatly, but they shouldn’t limit the choices available to those designing their bathroom. That’s why nearly all of our products come in multiple styles and finishes.”
With so many unique and innovative products, perhaps the best way to see them all is to explore a Hansgrohe showroom. The Bangkok showroom can be found on Thong Lor inside Decor Mart. There is also a selection of Hangrohe and Axor products at Decor Mart’s Phuket branch.
“Our showrooms are a place where customers can let their imagination run free. They can see designs in real life, ask questions and get a better understanding of what they want their bathroom to look like,” Lee says.