Lusso Stone manufactures its baths from Durastone, a solid stone resin, and they are available in either a matt or polished finish. Each individual tub in the Vinci Canvas collection is hand painted and signed by a talented local artist, and then lacquered to protect the artwork, ensuring each vessel is unique.
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Bette’s Oval Couture bath is a fabric upholstered piece, shown here in Elephant grey. The collection also includes a matching freestanding washbasin, which can be upholstered in the same material. The body is crafted from enamelled titanium steel, while the surrounding material is a woven waterproof and climate-resistant fabric, ensuring it is practical for use in the bathroom.
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The cast iron Hanover bath by Aston Matthews measures 1,700 by 810mm with a depth of 562mm. The squared edges still allow for comfortable usage while crafting a very definite, slick shape. Ornate feet add a traditional touch to the design, and the vibrant yellow finish ensures it will stand out in any scheme, especially against a neutral palette. The bath is crafted from strong white enamel, and is supplied with a primed exterior allowing it to be finished in any painted colour, cladding or pattern.
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Devon & Devon’s newly released Hollywood freestanding bath, designed by Gianni and Paola Tanini, is shown here sat against a design from the company’s first wallpaper collection, which made its debut at Milan Design Week last month. The Hollywood bath is crafted from Colour Tec, a compact, non-porous, eco-compatible compound of materials, resins and polyesters, and is available in 500 colour finishes, as well as a matt and gloss white.
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NuSpa is an incredibly innovative sanitaryware range from Granorte of Portugal. Pushing the boundaries of material use, the company has crafted a stool, freestanding bath and basin trio from cork. The versatile and sustainable material features natural properties that help the NuSpa bath to retain water and maintain its temperature, alongside a comfortable texture.
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The Spey freestanding bath, from Drummonds, is crafted from cast iron and is shown with a hand- painted bespoke exterior. All of Drummonds’ cast iron baths are hand finished to order, in a polished metal, copper cladding, or painted in the client’s chosen colour. Alternatively, the bath can be supplied with a primed exterior for personal customisation.
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Hurlingham’s Schooner bath is based on an original French design which dates back to the early 20th Century, giving the current product a definite majestic look. It has an elongated body, roll top shape and is crafted in a cast iron exterior and a resistant vitreous enamel interior. The bath is shown here with an opulent gold finish, which is gilded using flake leaf.
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The Infinity bath by Modulnova is crafted from Tecnoril, a solid surface material with a crisp white finish. The bath is shown here recessed into the floor, to enhance its already contemporary aesthetic. Available from DesignSpace London, the vessel can also been installed as a freestanding bath.
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Crafted from the company’s own Chadite material, this Windsor bath, designed by Sam Chadder for Chadder & Co is certainly eye catching. The company’s Chadite material is crafted to look and feel like cast iron, but without the heavy weight and cold feel. The Windsor tub has been clad in a Copper Penny mosaic design; each circular piece of copper is individually placed on the vessel, by hand, to ensure precision. Being one of the company’s smallest baths, at just 1,620mm in length, it is suited for a compact space.
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Crafted from Arabescato marble, the Italian Arabescato marble bath, from Lapicida, is part of the company’s contemporary baths selection. Each bath within the collection is carved from a single block of stone and is hand finished.
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From the expert…
“Clients really are dedicating more space to their bathrooms nowadays, so that they can place a statement bath as a centrepiece. We are increasingly seeing people incorporate baths into their master bedrooms too. It’s all part of a broader trend towards more informal living and multi-purpose rooms. In the spirit of high design values, classic pieces such as a cast iron bath can happily live alongside more contemporary and eclectic elements.”
Drummond Shaw, Director, Drummonds
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