Choosing the right brassware for your Victoria + Albert bath

by | 11 Nov 2021 | Products

Riobel Venty brassware with Victoria + Albert Barcelona bath and basin

Selecting the perfect brassware for your freestanding bath has just got easier with the European launch of Riobel.

Victoria + Albert is most famous for its range of modern freestanding baths made from their own unique material, Quarrycast. These sleek, sculptural shapes offer a dramatic centrepiece for any modern bathroom. But having chosen the bath, how do you select suitable brassware to complement the design?

Emma Joyce is brand manager for the House of Rohl, the family of bathroom and kitchen manufacturers that includes Victoria + Albert. She argues for placing quality first when considering brassware.

“A Victoria + Albert bath should last a long, long time,” she said. “The guarantee is 25 years! So you will want brassware that lasts too.

“Most cheap taps tarnish after a couple of years, and the operation becomes less smooth. Failure rates tend to be much higher. Quality brassware is always worth the investment.

“As for design, Victoria + Albert baths seem to work well with a wider variety of styles than you might expect. Some customers who choose our most avant-garde baths, such as the Cabrits or Napoli, opt for cutting-edge tap designs too. I would let the bath be the star, however, and choose something stylishly contemporary that complements the bath rather than competes.

“Victoria + Albert has a new sister business within the House of Rohl portfolio called Riobel. It’s a fascinating brand from Quebec in Canada that blends North American flair with a European sensibility.

“The designs are fresh and original, but have a subtlety that seems to work perfectly with Victoria + Albert’s most modern baths. Consider ranges such as the award-winning Parabola and Venty, in the Matt Black finish especially.”

The new EMEAA Riobel website is now live at

For further information about any Victoria + Albert bath or basin, please email [email protected] or phone +44 1952 221 100. Victoria + Albert is part of the House of Rohl group, alongside Perrin & Rowe, Shaws of Darwen and Riobel.



Victoria + Albert Baths is a British brand with a worldwide reputation for creating beautiful freestanding baths and basins. Formed in 1996 with a passion for baths and bathing, the organisation has a head office in the UK.