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Incoming: a new edge to geometric tap manufacture

A new edge to the designing the edge
   Hannah Caton  |  written on: 21-08-2019 10:00am

French architect Jean-Marie Massaud explains that: “we have answered the demand for refinement and uniqueness. More than a mixer, each product in the collection is a jewel, a masterpiece, a unique architectural object drilled from a brass block and then dressed with personal finishes”


This announcement comes as Massaud has just released his newest collection for AXOR as part of an ongoing collaboration that’s stretched on for over thirteen years. It comprises taps for washbasins, baths, bidets and showers with thermostat modules. The harsh corners and polished appearance have created a minimalist fixture that gleams subtly in the foreground.

The aim with this new range is to combine geometrical form with precision manufacturing – and the result is a striking shiny new tap. They have used a manufacturing process that’s usually used on diamond milling and space construction. Asymmetrically combined cubes set smooth polished surfaces against intricate texture to yield a design that is strong but delicate.


The state-of-the-art diamond cutting machine is used to mill the chamfers (the edge between two faces of an object) with the same high-quality required for diamond milling. The drill works at 60,000 revolutions per minute and is temperature controlled to 0.1 of a degree. Such attention to detail isn’t often given to modern items, and not only does this make it a great option for durability, it’s also an item that reminds us to stop and admire the little things on a daily basis.

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Hannah Caton


Hannah is the online writer for KBBArk, providing the latest scoop on all things interior. She's always on the lookout for the latest trends and most beautiful re-designs.