Perrin & Rowe is famous for its traditional English brassware, which is handcast to the highest quality.  Its Traditional and Georgian ranges represent the definitive modern versions of early 20th-century designs.  Perrin & Rowe’s new Georgian Single Lever Basin Mixer completes its Georgian collection.

Nigel Palmer, head of communications marketing for House of Rohl says, “The early part of the 20th century was the golden age of travel. Luxury liners, pan-continental train travel and extravagant motor cars took the rich to the finest hotels.  As today, the designs and ideas that impressed them were imported into the home.  Bathrooms became large, indulgent spaces for cast-iron, clawed fret baths filled with steaming hot water from gleaming chrome taps.  Bathroom brassware was on display, so it became more ornate.  Perrin & Rowe’s Georgian collection reflects this period.  Single lever basin mixers are a relatively recent innovation and wouldn’t have been part of a bathroom 100 years ago, but the simplicity and functionality of the form makes it an essential option for today”.

The new Perrin & Rowe Georgian Single Lever Basin Mixer had to reflect the design motifs of the collection but offer the smooth-working benefits of a modern mixer.  By placing the lever on top of the body, the symmetry of the tap is preserved, and the porcelain Perrin & Rowe indice is given pride of place.  The country-style spout has a generous 140mm overhang for easy installation either behind or to the side of an undermounted basin.  It can be neatly accessorised with a Georgian wall-mounted soap dispenser.

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Perrin & Rowe 3770 Georgian Single Lever Mixer in Satin Brass – One of Seven Available Finishes. 

The new Perrin & Rowe Georgian Single Lever Basin Mixer is available in Chrome Nickel, Pewter, English Bronze, and 24-carat plated gold, as well as ‘living finishes’ Polished Brass and Satin Brass, which will take on a unique patina over time.  Every Perrin & Rowe tap is handcrafted in the UK in small patches to achieve the best possible quality, and each one is water-tested before final cleaning and packing. Perrin & Rowe can provide spares for almost every tap it has ever made to last for years without replacement – making it a more sustainable choice.

The Georgian Single Lever Basin Mixer was shown for the first time at Salone del Mobile and will be available from Summer 2024.  

For stockists, please visit Perrin & Rowe at https://houseofrohl.design or Victoria + Albert Baths at  www.vandabaths.com

Leading bathroom distributor Frontline Bathrooms has launched new products in its hero range AQUA. AQUA offers a range of exclusive own-brand sanitaryware, taps, showers, baths, shower enclosures and bathroom furniture.

The new products in the AQUA range champion earthy tones, mid-century glamour and the serene ‘Japandi’ aesthetic, which is set to be a key trend for bathroom interiors this year and include:

  • Loira Mirror, pg 19 of the brochure
  • Kyoto Units, new colour way ‘Oak’, pg 129
  • Holborn Isobel Units, pg 181 (pictured top)
  • Elite Walk-In Shower in Smoked Glass, pg 327
  • Siena Freestanding Bath, pg 85
  • Otto Towel Rail in Brushed Brass, pg 211

Visit Frontline Bathrooms’ website www.frontlinebathrooms.co.uk for design inspiration and product information or download the latest brochure.

Luxury brassware manufacturer St James England presented its three complementary portfolios, including its new Living range, at KBB Birmingham 2024.

St James offers design-led brassware, including taps, mixers, showers, sinks, and accessories. Its three complementary portfolios include St James Living (pictured below right), a new range of bathroom and kitchen brassware which the company unveiled at Kbb Birmingham, in its first appearance at the event in recent years.

St James’ three complementary portfolios provide a solution for every individual design requirement. St James Traditional is inspired by Victorian elegance and hand-finished with bespoke details. St James Distinction still embodies that iconic British style, combined with a contemporary twist.

St James also presented its market-leading POS materials at kbb Birmingham. Reportedly, the sales team received a significant number of requests from retailers keen to install displays at kbb. New brochures for the Traditional, Distinction, and Living collections were also on display to present St James’ customisable options for its products, which were available to see on the stand.

Andy Burton, divisional marketing manager, St James England, says: “We were delighted to showcase the St James luxury brassware collections at kbb Birmingham. Our team has been working exceptionally hard over the past 12 months to refine our new portfolio based approach including the St James Traditional and Distinction ranges, as well as launching our brand new Living collection.

“We are able to offer retail partners brassware products that are exclusive to us, are not available online and that come with all the support they need to grow their own businesses. Our new branding, new products and new POS displays were very warmly received by visitors to our stand, and it was a pleasure to present the Signature of St James to retailers throughout the exhibition.

“Our presence at kbb Birmingham reiterated our commitment to bricks and mortar retailers. Overall, the exhibition exceeded expectations and we look forward to developing new partnerships with some incredible independent bathroom and kitchen specialists across the UK.”

For more information on St James, or to enquire about becoming a St James retail partner, please call 0121 358 1555 or email sales@stjamesengland.com.

You can also visit the website at www.stjamesengland.com.

Bathroom manufacturer VitrA made its return to Kbb Birmingham 2024 this week and used the event to showcase its sanitaryware, brassware and bathroom furniture designs.

Vitra’s diverse portfolio includes popular lines like Sento, Valarte, and Root ranges, along with VitrA tiles and a host of new launches. A contemporary new addition is the M-Line range of furniture and washbasins. Drawing inspiration from urban aesthetics, the simple designs integrate various forms, colours, and sizes to create versatile bathroom spaces.

M-Line Collection

The M-Line Collection offers two styles: M-Line Edge and M-Line Pure. M-Line Edge features distinctive detailing and includes washbasin, tall, and mirror cabinets in walnut, black oak, and light oak finishes. Its mirrored cabinets include built-in sensor lights and storage options.

M-Line Pure is available in gloss white, matt light grey, and matt graphic. Embodying a relaxed design approach, the range comprises washbasin cabinets and tall cabinets and is available in white ceramic high gloss. A choice of sizes and configurations means there is something for everyone, whether traditional, natural or contemporary.

VitrA 100% Recycled Washbasin kbb 2024

Recycled washbasin

VitrA also revealed the world’s first 100% recycled ceramic washbasin. Manufactured from 100% recycled materials, the basins deliver a timely solution for briefs where sustainability is a key driver. Available in five different shapes, each has soft, curved edges in a matt clay beige finish to suit both commercial and residential spaces.

Suit Tap Collection

VitrA’s Suit Tap Collection offers bathroom fixtures in an exquisite colour palette designed to harmonize with any aesthetic. Taps and thermostatic showers are available with a side or top handle in chrome, glossy black, soft gold, and soft copper.

ViBox & frames

Designed with the installer in mind, VitrA’s V-Box and a new range of frames are easy-to-install behind-the-wall solutions. Simpler, smarter and flexible, V-Box is the ultimate concealed solution for built-in shower mixers. VitrA’s versatile frames and concealed cisterns make installing wall-hung and back-to-wall WCs simpler.

VitrA Tiles

VitrA Tiles showcased its latest products, colors, and trends in a dedicated space, offering a comprehensive ‘total-solution’ response.

Prior to the event, Steve Breen, managing director at VitrA, said: “We can’t wait for this year’s show, as we’ve got an amazing story to tell in terms of our new products and how we are working closer than ever with our independent retailers. Our stand has something for everyone. In addition to discovering our latest product launches, visitors can explore a wide number of roomsets, with a huge range of products expertly curated to meet a wide range of design choices. We also have an area dedicated to the more specific needs of the installer and housebuilder.”

For further information visit www.vitra.co.uk

The three new tap collections from Duravit – Wave, Circle, and Manhattan – offer new Bronze or Polished Gold finishes at an attractive price point.

This wider range provides added value to architects and developers with sustainable features such as FreshStart, MinusFlow, and EasyClean. Duravit’s Best Match, a proprietary configurator, helps users select the best combination of tap and ceramic for each bathroom.

Functionality and sustainability
The washbasin taps are available in sizes S and M and include energy and water-saving features such as MinusFlow (flow limited to 40% = 3.5 l/min) and FreshStart. With FreshStar, cold water flows at the start and hot water is only added when the user deliberately moves the handle to the left. These systems limit the energy-intensive production of hot water.

The thermostat taps have HeatLock scald protection, and all the washbasin taps feature an EasyClean aerator, where dirt and limescale can be rubbed off the silicone nozzle with a finger. The new tap collection comes with a five-year guarantee and a 15-year availability guarantee for spare parts.

Faucet applications for the whole bathroom

The washbasin mixers are offered in three different spout heights (S, M, and Highrise) with variants such as concealed mixer, three-hole tap, and pillar tap.

Wave, Circle and Manhattan also provide solutions for any installation scenario in other bathroom areas, such as the bidet, shower and bathtub.

Users can choose between single-lever mixers, thermostat taps, and surface-mounted and flush-mounted solutions for the shower area and bathtub.

The Wave and Circle ranges feature a rim-mounted tap fitting, and the shower systems come with showerheads and height-adjustable hand showers, offering practical solutions for retrofitting.

The Duravit BlueBox® is a universal installation system for various tap designs (lever mixers or thermostats) and can be used for concealed installation. This allows the design decision to be taken even after installing the primary set.

Wave – gently dynamic

Wave (pictured above) is contemporary and youthful with a slim, cylindrical base. It is available in Chrome, Matt Black, and three additional scratch-resistant and durable PVD surfaces – Brushed Stainless Steel, Brushed Bronze, and Polished Gold.

Starck T accessories and matching accessories from the whole portfolio complement the range. Showerheads, outlet fittings, furniture handles, actuator plates, and siphons are also perfectly coordinated with the tap finishes. For the first time, Duravit can offer an entire colour-coordinated bathroom fit-out with no compromises.

Circle – simplicity all round

Bathroom Reveiw Duravit circle

Circle (pictured left) is a minimalistic design for modern bathroom ranges. The Circle range is available in Chrome and creates a harmonious overall picture when combined with accessories from the D-Code series.

Manhattan – precise edges

Pictured top – the cube is the defining design element of the Manhattan range and is available in Chrome and Matt Black. The Karree accessories series is a suitable accompaniment to this range.

The Aurelia collection, designed for Rubinetterie Treemme by Danilo Fedeli, reinterprets classical forms with modern shapes and proportions, creating a stark and sculptural effect for each piece.

The collection was designed to be timeless, always on trend and ideally suited for many types of bathrooms.

The concept showcases light and its reflections through incisions on cylindrical surfaces. The result is a fusion of lines in a refined and elegant balance.

Aurelia is a complete collection of single-lever faucets made of brass and available in 12 finishes. This wide range of colours makes the design as versatile as a chameleon. 

RUBINETTERIE TREEMME Via Mattei 10 – 53041 Asciano (SI) – Tel. +39 0577/718293

www.rubinetterie3m.it – #rubinetterietreemme

Leading bathroom manufacturer, Ideal Standard, has announced the latest addition to its i.life B range – a Glossy Grey finish is available on a selection of i.life B’s vanities, toilets, and bidets.

Designed in collaboration with the Italian studio Palomba Serafini Associati (PS+A). The entire collection is built to be flexible, offering various models for both large family bathrooms and smaller ensuites.

Ideal Standard’s Singular™ approach ensures compatibility since any of Ideal Standard’s portfolios can be brought together to create tailored solutions without compromising.

The manufacturer offers matching furniture options and shower trays in grey, with various models to suit any space. Partnering perfectly with the glossy grey finish, Ideal Standard’s range of Silk Black fittings, accessories, and shower enclosures enable customers to create a fully coordinated look. Equally, the new grey ceramics can be combined with Ideal Standard’s wide range of brassware collections in chrome or durable PVD colours for fully tailored solutions and truly cohesive space.

i.life B also boasts powerful flushing technology, while the lack of an overhanging rim means these WCs are easier to clean for a more hygienic space.

Making the installation process more accessible, the innovative EasyFix+ installation system means wall-hung toilets can be installed faster and by just one person – saving time and resources.

Ideal Standard’s UK marketing director, Leanne Martin said: “The i.life bathroom collection provides a smart, adaptable collection where design, comfort, and hygiene all come together. No matter the size or shape of your bathroom, i.life  can bring style to any space, and the addition of Glossy Grey to this range offers a contemporary and sophisticated look.”

Bathroom Review Ideal Standard i.life B Gloss

Find out more about the i.life collection here: www.idealstandard.co.uk/products/highlights/ideal-standard-i-life

WATERTRAIN® is a new flexible kit that speeds up the design process for tap manufacturers, providing all the required pipework for various tap shapes and sizes.

WATERTRAIN® is also pre-approved by IAPM and KIWA, saving manufacturers the time and cost of gaining individual product approvals and offering reassurance on quality.

Watertrain® is a standard polymer waterway that can be installed into taps of any shape or material, and it uses established technology that separates the tap body from water contact, preventing any migration of toxic metals from the faucet body into the drinking water. It provides the tap manufacturer with a safe, hygienic, flexible, and cost-efficient waterway from angle valve to aerator.

The polymer tubes can be cut to length to fit various sized tap bodies giving great flexibility and it enables the manufacturer to keep less stock by standardising components. There is no need for the additional cost of plastic moulding tools, due to the flexibility of the cut-to-length polymer tubes. They are also simple and fast to assemble using snap and push fit connections. This new Watertrain® will work on washbasin, kitchen or touchless taps and with a selection of Neoperl aerators offering optimised performance for stream pattern and flow rate.

Martin Doll, systems category manager at Neoperl said of this innovation “Watertrain® is a self-contained standalone waterway for faucets/taps. It is pre-approved by institutes so our manufacturer customers can use it for any taps that they are producing. They no longer need to seek separate approvals for hygienic drinking water or for the mechanical tests. So, it offers a full-service package for our customers and that’s very attractive. When demonstrated at the ISH trade show the response was tremendous.” 

Check out more details at https://www.neoperl.com/global/en/home/products/innovations/watertrain/  Another product solution exclusively from the Neoperl Group.

At Clerkenwell Design Week 2023, Ideal Standard unveiled a plethora of new ranges at its London Design and Specification Centre (LDSC), including additions to Atelier Collections such as the new Solos range. 

Launching in October 2023, this year’s highlight was the minimalist Solos range characterised by its sleek lines and defined edges. Part of the design-led Atelier Collections, the visually-striking collection features basin and fitting, as well as a range of showering solutions.

As well as exploring the latest products, visitors were also able to take part in a drop-in pottery workshop with London based ceramics studio, Social Pottery, and contributed to the creation of a ceramic tile display, between 2-4 pm on Wednesday 24th May.

Yiota Toumba, senior designer at Ideal Standard, said: “Clerkenwell is one of the most important design events of the calendar.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase our new solutions, as well as highlight how we are integrating sustainability into products with ranges like Alu+. We’re also excited to discuss our new ESG report, as well as how sustainability is influencing the future of design.  

More news from Ideal Standard

Ideal Standard has launched its new Gusto tap range, designed specifically for kitchens. Gusto marks Ideal Standard’s latest expansion into the kitchen sector, offering a versatile, practical and premium solution to its growing portfolio. 

The Gusto collection has been developed and designed with immense attention to detail, supported by over 100 years of knowledge and innovation in brassware, which has placed Ideal Standard firmly at the forefront of the bathroom and washroom sector. These new taps offer a striking Italian aesthetic – provided by design powerhouse Palomba Serafini Associati (PS+A) and its Founder and Chief Design Officer of Ideal Standard Roberto Palomba – helping to create a solution which perfectly complements contemporary kitchens.  

The range is also available in Ideal Standard’s bespoke finishes and PVD (physical vapour deposition) colour options including chrome, silver storm, brushed gold, magnetic grey and brushed copper, enabling it to pair perfectly with a variety of colour palettes as well as offering enhanced protection from everyday wear and tear. 

German-engineered and manufactured in Europe, the collection is built to last with its FirmaFlow® cartridges capable of hundreds of thousands of use cycles. Installation has also been considered when it comes to Gusto, with the entire range featuring EasyFix+ fixations, which are up to 50% faster to install than standard fittings.  

The innovation doesn’t stop at installation though, as Gusto is packed with sustainable technology, such as BlueStart®, which cleverly dispenses only cold water when the tap is opened in the central position, resulting in energy savings of up to 50% and preventing scalding for a cost-efficient, safer mixer. Additionally, the IMX models feature an integrated soap dispenser, helping create a neater kitchen worksurface, while making it simpler to clean hands, which is all important for food preparation.  

Speaking on the range, Stacey Seagrave, Senior PM of Non-Residential Fittings at Ideal Standard, said: “We are really excited for our Gusto launch, as it is a prime example of what we can offer the kitchen sector, combining some of our most innovative technology with the design prowess of Roberto Palomba. 

“The extensive range offers something for everyone and, with the variety of colours on offer can add an extra flair to the kitchen as well as reassurances on reliability and practicality.”  

Offering even more flexibility, Gusto is available in a number of elegant one-hole, two-hole and exposed models, including Gusto Square, Gusto Round, Gusto IMX and Gusto Semi-Pro, all of which feature pull-down and pull-out options as well as dual spray modes. These variations let users easily wash and clean plates and cookware, switching between regular water flows and spray action at the press of a button. 

For more information about the Gusto range, Click the link