How to select the best taps to match a luxury freestanding bath
Victoria + Albert Toulouse bath Perrin & Rowe Deco tap
Choosing the perfect tap for a freestanding bath can be a challenge. Victoria + Albert offers advice and recommendations.
A Victoria + Albert freestanding bath is a bold statement of luxury in any bathroom. This can be enhanced by the right choice of brassware, which should reflect the style and quality of the bath. While Victoria + Albert no longer produces their own brassware collections, they can offer considerable expertise on tap selection. Emma Joyce, brand manager responsible for Victoria + Albert, offers her recommendations.
In large bathrooms, a freestanding bath can be placed centrally with a freestanding bath filler alongside. This creates a true sense of luxury and indulgence, bathing in a spacious cocoon. Perrin & Rowe’s bath fillers are cast in solid brass, and the complex internal structure is precision-machined before the final unit is polished by hand – a process that alone takes over five hours. Their Georgian and Deco designs are the natural partner for Victoria + Albert’s traditional-styled baths.
In smaller bathrooms, our newly expanded range of compact freestanding baths works perfectly in an alcove or against a wall. These baths, only 1500mm long, can be matched with wall-mounted brassware such as Riobel’s new Parabola collection. Designed in Quebec, and imported into Europe this autumn for the first time, Riobel has a distinctive sculptural style. The award-winning Parabola looks sleek in chrome, sophisticated in black.
It’s also worth noting that many of Victoria + Albert’s baths have hidden voids under the base, allowing the drainage plumbing to be hidden. No overflow is required, as our patented Intelliwaste system will automatically open the plug if the maximum safe depth of water is reached (around 360mm for the Kit 36 and 400mm for the Kit 40).
To discover more about Victoria + Albert’s range and explore options for accompanying brassware, visit the new House of Rohl showroom at the Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour, south-west London. Further details can be found on the Victoria and Albert website www.vandabaths.com
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