NEW SKIRTED SERPENTINE BATH FROM DRUMMONDS
OCTOBER 2ND 2017

Drummonds’ Serpentine cast iron bath has a very distinctive low-profile design.  Its curved, contoured sides and back add even more to the promise of total relaxation and comfort.
 
Now the Serpentine is available in two versions; with a new cast iron skirt (as seen here) or with art deco styled cast iron feet.
 
It takes Drummonds several weeks to make each bath; a traditional process involving casting the raw metal, shot-blasting and enamelling with the lengthy dry-frit process which gives a snow white, incredibly durable enamel surface. Each bath is then finished to order, creating a unique bathroom centrepiece. Options include polished & lacquered, raw iron, metal clad, primed or hand painted. 
NEW… LEAWOOD COLLECTION DESIGNED BY MARTIN BRUDNIZKI
SEPTEMBER 7TH 2017


The new Leawood tap and shower collection is designed by Martin Brudnizki for Drummonds as part of an ongoing collaboration producing inspirational bathroomware and accessories. 

The name behind many famous interiors, Martin Brudnizki and his ‘And Objects’ studio are famously focused on the ergonomics of how products are used, designing pieces which are as practical as they are beautiful.  

​This attention to detail shines through every aspect of the Leawood Collection. The hallmark flattened end on the lever controls was derived from careful observation of how tools developed to comfortably fit the human hand. They were also specifically designed to make the most of the centuries-old ‘lost wax’ process which Drummonds has always used to manufacture its brassware. 

Drummonds’ craftsmen worked closely with Martin Brudnizki’s team to finesse every element, right through from initial sketches into the finished products, with their strong, simple aesthetic.  This modern brassware is, literally, a work of art. 



Available in brass, chrome and nickel, the Leawood tap and shower collection pulls off the feat of being as much at home in a stark, minimal bathroom as in a traditional setting. This echoes the classic contemporary philosophy which runs through all of Drummonds’ products.

The collection comprises a floorstanding bath & shower mixer, wall mounted bath taps, shower controls, and wall and deck mounted basin taps.
DRUMMONDS AT TALISMAN
SEPTEMBER 4TH 2017
A special collaboration during 2017 London Design Festival


Alongside the activities taking place in their own Kings Road showroom during the London Design Festival, Drummonds will also be part of ‘Designed At Talisman’. 

Talisman are featuring the work of eight leading interior and fashion designers, florists, artists and influencers, each creating a signature room within the Talisman ‘house’.  The bathroom is, of course, Drummonds’ special domain and they have commissioned interior designer Maurizio Pellizzoni to bring a glamorous eye to the collaboration. 

Expect a suitably dramatic response from the supremely stylish Pellizzoni, showcasing the sheer luxury and panache of Drummonds’ classic handmade bathroomware…  

‘Designed At Talisman’ runs from 15 September - 6 October 2017
at Talisman London, 79-91 New King’s Road, London, SW6 4SQ
NEW COPPER TYNE BATHS FROM DRUMMONDS
AUGUST 7TH 2017
 
The Tyne bath is Drummonds’ first ever all-copper bath, offering a much less weighty option to their famous Usk bath (which is made from cast iron and then copper clad).
 
The design is a classic roll-top, based on an 18th Century bateau bath, and it comes in three different interior/exterior options. 
 
o Black exterior & nickel interior
o Copper exterior & copper interior
o Copper exterior & nickel interior
 
The Tyne bath measures L1700 x W690 x H720mm

DRUMMONDS IN ST GILES HOUSE RESTORATION
AUGUST 3RD 2017

Drummonds | St Giles House - Lord Shaftesbury from Drummonds Luxury Bathrooms on Vimeo.


Built in 1651, the Grade I Listed St Giles House is one of Britain’s great architectural treasures and home to the Earls of Shaftesbury.  The Twelfth Earl, Nick Ashley-Cooper, inherited the virtually derelict house in 2005 and is gradually restoring it in a style he describes as “harmonious”, choosing products which he says “sit right and are there to last”.

This perfectly describes Drummonds’ classic bathroomware. Handmade using traditional methods, their collections are as much at home in contemporary settings as in Stately Homes. The size and splendour of the rooms at St Giles House allows for bathrooms on a grand scale: The whole project is a work in progress -  but the Earl has already installed some of Drummonds’ grandest and most dramatic designs including the freestanding ‘Spittal’ shower and the splendid copper clad ‘Usk’ bath.
NEW… THE BOURNE COMPACT VANITY BASIN
JULY 11TH 2017

Drummonds’ new Bourne vanity basin is the perfect answer to small bathrooms and cloakrooms needing an impressive - but compact - basin. The smallest basin which Drummonds have ever designed, it is made with exactly the same attention to traditional manufacturing and materials which distinguishes their larger models.

Shown here wall-mounted with a hidden brass bracket, the Bourne can also sit on a vanity surface or be integrated with a cabinet. 

Shown with Drummonds Classic wall mounted basin mixer in polished brass. Wallpaper by de Gournay: ‘Fishes’ in custom gold on custom blue Williamsburg.
JOANNE BOWLES FOR DRUMMONDS ‘THE BURIED OBJECT’ LIGHT SHADES
JULY 3RD 2017
Drummonds is working with the talented young artist Joanne Bowles, who has created remarkable light shades for the Dalby and Chessleton wall lights.
 
Recently graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Jewellery and Metal, Joanne is fascinated by the archaeology of buried artefacts, changing over time and becoming encrusted with pattern. 
 
Drummonds’ light shades are part of her series called ‘The Buried Object’, individually made in silver and copper; layering techniques and materials to create unique pieces. Two variations are available, a blackened copper and a silver/copper.
 
The making of the shades starts with Joanne forming and soldering copper sheet into cylinders. These are painted with a design and electroformed, building a raised pattern. The black shade is later treated with a patination solution to turn the copper a deep, enduring black. The silver shade is silver plated and then rubbed back to reveal the copper underneath. Finally, both versions are finished with wax, to preserve the colour of the metal.
 
Drummonds’ Dalby and Chessleton lights are made using similarly complex artisanal processes, casting the metalwork in the lost wax process; an ancient technique, never bettered for accuracy and detail. This level of craftsmanship creates the perfect partner for Joanne Bowles’ striking shades. 
CDQ SUMMER STREET PARTY 2017
JUNE 8TH 2017

Drummonds flagship showroom on the King’s Road hosted an informal and fun filled evening as part of the CDQ Summer party with a variety of entertainment including massage therapists, a tarot card reader, a magician, juggler and fire eater together with a roaming band all on hand to keep guests entertained.



With the sun shining Drummonds was pleased to welcome interior designers, architects and press with a delicious Sipsmith summer cup and enjoy an entertaining evening where everyone could mingle in a relaxed environment. Sales and Marketing Directory James Lentaigne commented “It was wonderful to see the area alive with people browsing and finding inspiration and everyone seemed to really enjoy the evening."



The design emporium Talisman shared the showroom on the evening so there were plenty of quirky curios to amuse including a giraffe in a freestanding ‘Spey’ bath and a brass monkey dangling from the shower creating a talking point.
NEW… BUTE BATH WITH PRESSED STEEL SURROUND
JUNE 6TH 2017

The newest version of Drummonds’ freestanding Bute bath features a pressed steel surround, fusing the spirit of classic bathrooms with crisp, contemporary styling.

The double-ended cast iron bath takes several weeks to make, using a traditional process starting with raw metal and completed by snow white dry-frit enamelling. The new pressed steel surround features simple dado and plinth detailing which defines the bath’s showstopping curves.

Supplied primed, or hand-painted in the customer’s choice of colour, the Bute bath measures L1700 x W730mm x H585mm.

The Bute bath is also available with a plain steel skirt or a classic panelled hardwood surround.
NEW DERWENT PENDANT LIGHT DESIGNED BY MARTIN BRUDNIZKI
MAY 8TH 2017
 
Drummonds’ ongoing design collaboration with interior architect and product designer Martin Brudnizki, produces inspirational bathroomware and accessories, giving Drummonds contemporary direction.
 
Martin Brudnizki’s new Derwent Pendant light is a masterpiece of craft luxe. The reeded glass shade is hand blown and the brassware is hand fabricated, making each light a unique piece. Shown above in a brushed brass finish, the Derwent Pendant is also available in Nickel and Chrome finishes. Perfect for bathrooms, it carries an IP44 rating.  

The dimensions of the shade are 225mm high & 115mm in diameter
Matching Derwent wall lights also available
 
Also shown here, from the Martin Brudnizki for Drummonds Collection: 
Derwent Vanity Mirror:  D50 x W690 x H1010mm
Ladybower Vanity:  D585 x W770 x H850mm
DRUMMONDS LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE...
APRIL 26TH 2017


drummonds-uk.com

Always innovating, the luxury bathroom maker Drummonds has launched an exciting new website, bringing bathroom design inspirations to life with new products, new images and even greater interactivity.

Drummonds has always made its own products, using traditional manufacturing techniques such as casting molten iron and brass. In an exciting mix of video and stills, these artisan processes are vividly portrayed on the new website, alongside beautifully photographed products and real life bathroom locations. Behind the inspirations sits an intelligent service-led website, offering everything from detailed technical information to sample requests, appointment bookings and access to Drummonds’ in-house design service.
 




 
NEW HAMMERED COPPER FINISH
APRIL 10TH 2017


Drummonds’ uniquely luxurious new Hammered Copper finish celebrates the many artisanal processes involved in the making of their cast iron baths. From the pouring of the molten iron to the dry frit enamelling, each bath takes several weeks to make - even before the specialist hand finishing. 
 
Now available to order on many of Drummonds’ baths, the Hammered Copper finish is a craft process which begins with wrapping the bath exterior in sheet copper. This is then beaten into place by hand with mallets, creating the characteristic undulations and dimples. Finally, the metal is polished to a high shine and then lacquered to preserve the natural warmth and gleaming lustre of the copper. 

The new Hammered Copper finish is shown here on Drummonds’ Wye bateau bath.  
NEW SHOWER, NEW FINISH
MARCH 13TH 2017

Drummonds’ impressive Thurso freestanding shower is a new version of their classic ‘Severn’. Its cast iron shower tray has a curved skirt designed to match the roll top which features in many of Drummonds’ splendid baths. 

Standing over 2 metres high, the magnificent Thurso (which has room for two) is a standalone, watertight, shower which can be plumbed in from the floor or wall. Because it is entirely freestanding, it makes the perfect centerpiece for a large bathroom or even a bedroom. Shown here in Drummonds’ new antique nickel finish, it also comes in polished or antique brass, antique bronze and polished chrome or nickel. The cast iron tray can be primed, painted (shown here painted black) or polished and lacquered to order. 

Featuring a 300mm overhead shower rose and a hand-held shower, the Thurso freestanding shower measures H:2310mm x W:1300mm x D:1125mm.

Also shown is Drummonds’ Single Crake vanity in the new antique nickel finish with Marquina black marble. H:1160mm x W:850mm x D:690mm.
NEW… THE WANDLE BY MARTIN BRUDNIZKI FOR DRUMMONDS
FEBRUARY 27TH 2017

 
Designed by Martin Brudnizki for Drummonds as part of their ongoing collaboration, the cast iron Wandle bath is his new look at a traditional form. Ergonomically designed around the human form, the sloping end is the same width from top to bottom, to accommodate shoulders, and has the ideal slope to allow the head to rest comfortably.  

The perfect bath for restful reading or soaking, the Wandle comes with either feet (below), giving a classic look or a skirt (above), which brings the bath lower to the floor with a more modern feel. The industrial aesthetic of the feet is inspired by iron beams in a Victorian pump house, whilst the skirt echoes the bulbous bow of a ship. As with all Drummonds’ cast iron baths, each Wandle takes several weeks to make, in a traditional process involving casting the raw metal, shot-blasting and enamelling with the lengthy dry-frit process which gives a snow white, incredibly durable enamel surface.  The exterior can be painted, primed or polished to order.
URBAN EDGE
JANUARY 18TH 2017


Designed by Drummonds’ Bathroom Design Service, this townhouse bathroom has a sophisticated urban edge. 

Drummonds’ classic bathroomware is beautifully set within a simple, modern interior, putting all the design focus onto the gleaming brass, marble and china. The pieces chosen are all on a grand scale; underlining the luxury of having a large bathroom with space for dramatic pieces such as the spectacular double vanity.



The uncluttered simplicity of this scheme also highlights the beauty of Drummonds’ materials and the extraordinary quality of their manufacture.  Made using traditional processes such as lost wax casting, they combine the spirit of classic bathroomware with a look which is very much at home in contemporary interiors.
URBAN CHIC SHOWER ROOM
OCTOBER 10TH 2016

 
Drummonds’ elegant ‘Hebdern’ vanity basin and minimal yet stunning ‘Nene’ shower were specified by architects and interior designers Waldo Works for this contemporary ensuite shower room in a central London apartment.

A small but perfectly created space, the ‘Nene’ shower in nickel finish is clearly seen behind the industrial style glass and metal framed shower doors which lend an air of urban chic alongside the hand glazed period style tiles in rich blue hues from Victorian Ceramics. The tiles, which run around the room and extend into the walk-in shower, were commissioned especially for the project by Waldo Works. The ‘Hebdern’ vanity from Drummonds creates a striking focal point in nickel finish with black Marquina marble that coordinates perfectly with the room’s colours and detailing.
 


o    Single ‘
Hebdern’ vanity 
o    Classic pop up mixer taps with ‘
Mull’ heads in nickel 
o    ‘
Nene’ shower with wall arm and 300mm shower rose in nickel 
ARC PR DECOREX ROUND-UP 2016
SEPTEMBER 13TH 2016



 
Decorex 2016 promises to be a spectacular year for four of our clients. Be sure to visit their stands to see all their new and exciting products!
 
Allyson McDermott: Stand J40

Showing at Decorex for the first time in her high profile and illustrious career, Allyson McDermott is one of the world’s leading authorities on conserving, recreating and hanging historic wallpapers.








 
Drummonds: Stand D20

Drummonds have conjured a surreal underwater world to showcase their classic bathroomware. Designed with Anna Glover, who specialises in the ‘beautiful and the unexpected’, this year’s stand is an opulent setting for new products including more from the ongoing collaboration with Martin Brudnizki.






 
Lapicida: Stand C25

Lapicida will be launching exciting accessory collaborations with leading designers Anouska Hempel and Lara Bohinc. The stand will also showcase inspiring new surfaces, together with stone objects including tables and vanity basins.








 
London Basin Company: Stand J54

Also a Decorex newcomer, London Basin Company makes richly decorated porcelain basins, reinventing a classic art form for contemporary bathrooms.
A BATHROOM CLASSIC
AUGUST 24TH 2016

Drummonds’ Chessleton lever taps are a true classic: Sleek deco profiles combine with impressive weight and solidity to make them as distinctive in contemporary settings as in period bathrooms 

Precision cast in solid brass using the traditional lost wax process, the Chessleton collection includes basin taps, bath taps, a shower and a hand shower, all available in a wide range of finishes including polished and antiqued brass. The lever handles come in polished hardwood or white china. 

The three hole basin mixer is shown here in nickel with polished hardwood handles, on Drummonds’ Lowther vanity with an Arabescato marble top. 
DRUMMONDS OPENS NEW YORK SHOWROOM
AUGUST 1ST 2016

 
From their splendid cast iron baths to their handmade brassware, luxury bathroom manufacturers Drummonds are an iconic British brand. Now, they’ve taken their unique style to New York, displaying a full range within the D&D Building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.  

Drummonds produce sumptuous bathroom products with a solidity and integrity rarely seen nowadays.  At the heart of the New York showroom displays are their classic freestanding baths and their splendid vanities including the super-large Double Lowther with its twin basins and hand carved marble top. 



COLOUR WASH
JULY 21ST 2016

As colours and patterns make their way back into interiors, bathrooms have become one of the most exciting spaces to re-imagine. 

Shown here, Drummonds’ imposing cast iron ‘Humber’ bath has been hand painted in Little Greene’s ‘Mister David 47’.  The vibrant saffron shade confirms it as the design focus of the room and cues the colour palette for the walls and woodwork. 

Drummonds manufacture their magnificent cast iron baths using traditional techniques.  From casting to enamelling, each bath takes several weeks to complete and is then finished to order, with options including hand polished metals and hand painting in the clients’ choice of colour. 
NEW… THE WINDERMERE VANITY
MAY 4TH 2016

Drummonds’ Windermere basin is an elegant new china vanity with delicately sculpted legs. Each basin is a unique piece, individually hand finished and glazed using the finest English clay. Available with either single or basin mixer taps, the Windermere comes with a choice of china or mahogany legs.

Inspired by period pieces and traditional manufacturing techniques, Drummonds’ bathroom products are full of character and epitomise classic British style. Their spectacular collection of single and double vanity basins will take centre stage in any bathroom.

NEW: THE BUTE BATH
MARCH 9TH 2016

 
Drummonds’ new freestanding Bute bath captures the pomp and circumstance of the most splendid Edwardian interiors.

The focus is as much on form as function. The double-ended cast iron bath takes several weeks to make, using a traditional process starting with raw metal and completed by snow white dry-frit enamelling. It sits within a panelled hardwood surround with curved ends echoing the shape of the bath, a virtuoso piece of cabinetmaking. 

The new Bute bath is available to order in the mahogany finish shown here or handpainted in any RAL colour.
THE LADYBOWER VANITY
JANUARY 11TH 2016
Drummonds have launched a design collaboration with interior architect and product designer Martin Brudnizki, producing an inspirational collection of bathroomware and accessories, notable in giving Drummonds a new more contemporary direction.

Stripping the vanity basin of traditional pomp and ceremony, Martin Brudnizki conceived the 
Ladybower with simplicity in mind. Elegant, light and modern, it uses classic white Arabescato marble and brassware in a pared-back design. Behind its contemporary lines lie functional considerations too, including good storage space for bathroom accessories and small, yet perfectly formed details such as the bent recess in the towel rail which ensures that the towel stays in place.

COLOURFUL BATHROOM STYLE
NOVEMBER 23RD 2015


This colourful ensuite in a south-west London Victorian terrace has mixed classic Drummonds fittings with vibrant Mediterranean style tiles and glamorous accessories and finishes. Drummonds’ products lend themselves perfectly to this eclectic look, showcasing real craftsmanship and using luxurious materials such as nickel, marble and enamelled cast iron.

A small, dated bathroom and separate loo were knocked together to create this large, family friendly space. The centrepiece, a freestanding Tay bath is displayed against panels of antiqued mirror that reflect light around the room. The Dalby shower is set in a tiled walk-in enclosure, whilst the veined grey marble of the Double Crake vanity basin coordinates beautifully with bespoke encaustic-style cement tiles.

 

DRUMMONDS LAUNCH NEW VANITY
NOVEMBER 11TH 2015

Drummonds’ new Thames vanity is an adaptation of their original Hebdern design, with a useful shelf added for storing towels or baskets of toiletries. This elegant Art Deco style vanity features solid brass legs and striking marble panelling, showcasing the craftsmanship and use of luxurious natural materials that defines Drummonds’ classic bathroom collections.

The Thames is available as a single or double vanity basin in a choice of three different marbles, Arabescato, Marquina Black or Atlantic Grey, and three different finishes: brass, nickel or chrome.

 

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