Of all the pieces in the Axor Bouroullec collection—tub, shower, shelving, and sink—it's that last element which has most captured my fancy. Handles and spouts can be placed where you want them, arranged on [or off] the different plateaux; the tub shares the same design concept. Rendered in a glossy mineral-cast material, the basins are offered in two sizes, with one or two integral shelves. hansgrohe-usa.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.