Designer    Showroom 30 May 2013

Design Central

Design CentralWe took a trip to London’s trendy Clerkenwell district to drop-in on some of the area’s most interesting and useful kitchen and bathroom showrooms…

Bagno Design

Key brands/products featured: In addition to Bagno Design’s own inspirational product range, there are complementary products from a selection of hand-picked strategic partners including Apaiser, Aqata, Vado and Vogue. Geberit, UniDrain and other suppliers are also present in the showroom, with displays arranged over two floors.

Typical clients: The A&D Centre presents a ‘toolkit’ for architects, designers and other professional specifiers working on a wide range of international projects. The spa-like feel of the first floor appeals to interior designers, whilst the ground floor is geared towards the design and technical requirements of architects.

Other information: The A&D Centre not only showcases the latest design-led bathroom solutions, but also offers a range of valuable facilities for project professionals. These include work stations and meeting tables for designers to meet with their clients, a complimentary drinks and coffee bar, a mock-up room for trialling hotel bathroom schemes and a conference room with a large, wall-mounted screen for presentations and ‘Skyping’ overseas project team members.

Showroom size: 4,200 sq ft

Bagno Design A&D Centre, 31 Pear Tree Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V 3AG |


The Bath Room

Ideal Standard, Armitage Shanks, Sottini and Jado.

Typical clients: A unique resource centre and design studio for interior designers, architects, hotels and property developers.

Other information: The Bath Room has been developed as a hybrid environment with a style reference to laboratories, studios and hotel bathrooms. The venue has been thought through from a designer’s perspective to be a multi-purpose venue that offers both a showroom of products and a place in which it is possible to design and map out a bathroom on-site.

The Bath Room can be used by designers as an extended work space where they will have the opportunity to hot desk, view products, create specification packages, view bespoke mock room sets and visualise products via 3D CAD. Designers can make their choices, taking expert advice from the Bath Room’s team who will create the desired specification, ensuring clients leave with complete confidence with their specification.

There is also a design support team on-site available to offer practical advice on the planning and designing of bathrooms and washrooms for projects ranging from luxury hotels, to offices and residential properties.

Showroom size: 3,000 sq ft

The Bath Room, 2nd floor, 99 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HR|



Key brands/products featured: Porcelanosa, Venis, Cernco,

L’Antic Colonial, Nokem, Butech, System Pool, and Gama Décor.

Typical clients: Architects and interior designers

Other information:  The showroom updates its products regularly showing all the newest products available from the group. Architects and designers are also welcome to come and work from the showroom when planning a project including Porcelanosa Group products. There is a team of specialists on hand to help with product information and planning.

Showroom size: 1,000 sq ft

Porcelanosa, 93-99 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EY |



Key brands/products featured: TOTO – bathroom products: ceramics, taps, accessories, baths, furniture, shower systems and a range of its signature Washlet WCs.

Typical clients: Private residences, hotels, workplaces, restaurants, hospitals.

Other information: This experiential showroom is an opportunity to try out TOTO’s unique technologies, developed to promote hygiene and well-being, seamlessly integrated with sophisticated

European design and styling.

Showroom size: 3,200 sq feet

TOTO, 140 – 142 St John Street, London EC1V 4UA |


Key brands/products featured: Zip HydroTap – instant boiling and chilled filtered water from a single tap.

Typical clients: Designers, architects, private sector and residential end users.

Other information: As well as presentation and training spaces, the Zip showroom features a fully-operational Minotti kitchen – a collaborative project with Tsunami UK.

The kitchen showcases a number of working HydroTaps including: Miniboil (boiling and cold); BC HydroTap (boiling and chilled); the Sparking water tap; and the All-in-One (boiling, chilled, hot and cold).

Showroom size: 4,400 sq ft

 Zip UK, 147-149 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EX1 R 3HN |