HANSGROHE AXOR STARCK V
The vortex phenomenon is a fascinating thing to watch, and “it’s a pity we’ve never been able to see the water in the mixer”, says Klaus Grohe, son of the Hansgrohe founder. Axor Starck V fills this gap with a clear crystal glass that reveals the rush of water to the spout. This sophisticated design by Philippe Starck also belies a functionality you would not have expected; the dirt- and scratch-resistant glass body is removable (without the need to close the valve), dishwasher-safe, and can easily be clicked into place. Twelve finishes, such as brushed nickel for the base, are available.