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.

 

DRUMMONDS LAUNCH BATHROOM DESIGN SERVICE
NOVEMBER 2ND 2015

Luxury bathroom maker Drummonds is launching a Bathroom Design Service, making its space planning expertise available to all customers for the first time.  Offered free of charge, the service is available through Drummonds’ newly relaunched website and from its Notting Hill showroom.

The process begins with customers supplying a simple plan or sketch of their bathroom. Drummonds will then set up a telephone or showroom meeting to discuss the design brief and product options.  Based on this, they will produce up to three different layouts with 3-D perspectives and a full quote.  If the client agrees the design, Drummonds will then order the products and send technical details and installation manuals straight to the bathroom installer. 

 

DRUMMONDS LAUNCH LIGHTING COLLECTION
OCTOBER 15TH 2015

Luxury bathroom makers Drummonds have launched their first ever lighting collection, with two new bathroom lights, the Dalby and the Chessleton, designed to complement Drummonds’ current brassware collections.


The stylish Dalby light, shown above, was designed with Drummonds’ Classic Brassware Collection in mind and is suspended on a fabric flex. The Chessleton light, shown below, is a brilliantly versatile design made from solid brass that can be positioned as an uplighter, a downlighter or a side light. Both lights are available in a choice of three glass options: fluted or conical in clear or antiqued glass, and five finishes: unlacquered brass, nickel, chrome or antique brass or bronze, to suit any bathroom style.
 

A BRIEF ROUND-UP: LDF 2015
SEPTEMBER 28TH 2015

This year’s London Design Festival kicked off with Decorex at Syon Park. The theme was the future of luxury, with over 300 brands offering their take on luxury interiors. 

Bert & May Space’s ‘Big Box’ greeted visitors outside the entrance to Decorex. The bespoke modular home included two bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen living space, with an eco-friendly green roof. We wouldn’t mind one in our garden!

Inside, the entrance featured a sumptuous floral archway designed by florist 
Hattie Fox
 

 
Three of Arc’s clients exhibited at Decorex this year. 
Lapicida launched three new tables designed by Lara Bohinc as part of the Lunar Collection. These were shown on stand alongside a striking green marble bath, hewn from a single block of marble, marble basins and new surfaces for walls and floors.
 



 
Drummonds’ stand backed onto Lapicida’s, with three displays themed around Town House, Country House and Martin Brudnizki’s new collection for Drummonds. Martin Brudnizki designed the stand, with bright blue tiles and chic white panelling on the walls, showcasing new products including a vanity basin and a column shower.
 



 

Felt, exhibiting for the first time since 2007, had a colourful array of Shyrdak rugs on stand, including many new designs. The vivid wool rugs are handmade by the nomadic makers in Kyrgyzstan and Felt ships to clients all over the world.
  



 


Another highlight was Volta's stand which featured a Virtual Reality experience, part of Decorex's selection of interactive installations on the theme of Making Luxury. Visitors donned Oculus Rift headgear and were taken on a journey through a series of virtual rooms with beautiful Volta ceilings. Visitors are encouraged to look up - as Volta's aim is to revive interest in the almost lost art of hand painted canvas ceilings. There was also a craftsman on stand, hand painting a canvas. 
 




Decorex hosted a series of seminars throughout the four days, with speakers such as designer Abigail Ahern and Hatta Byng, editor of House & Garden. We attended ‘Luxury For Ever’, a talk chaired by Studio editor Kate Burnett on how we can create a sustainable approach to luxury design.

Elsewhere, Design Junction ran from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th at two new venues – Victoria House and the College, formerly the home of Central Saint Martins. Victoria House hosted retail brands, with lots of shopping opportunities, including Lara Bohinc’s new collection of desktop accessories for Swedish company Skultuna. Members of the public can bid for one of the customised Eames elephants on display, the work of leading designers, artists and architects, with profits going to ‘A Child’s Dream’ project, in support of 
Teddy’s Wish.
 



 

 (Vic Lee creating a typographic mural)

Across the road in the College were the more trade focussed design brands, such as Fritz Hansen, Vitra and Objekten. The College has been largely disused since Central Saint Martin’s moved to new quarters in Kings Cross in 2011 and the venue provided a characterful backdrop to the exhibition.

Over in Clerkenwell, 
Temper Studio and surface designer Anna Glover teamed up for 'Span', a week long show at Craft Central in Clerkenwell. We attended the late opening, which showcased the beautiful Span Daybed, hand crafted from British Oak, Ash, brass, concrete and silk. The silk upholstery was designed by Anna Glover, recent winner of a 2015 Elle Decoration British Design Award.
 

DRUMMONDS LAUNCH NEW COLLABORATION
SEPTEMBER 28TH 2015

 
Drummonds are launching a design collaboration with interior architect and product designer Martin Brudnizki, the name behind many famous iinteriors including Scott’s, The Ivy and Soho Beach House Miami.

Blending an engineer’s sense of functionality and an artist’s appreciation of form, his contemporary take on traditional design melds perfectly with Drummonds’ classic, handmade luxury bathrooms.

In partnership, they are producing an inspirational collection of bathroomware and accessories. Notable in giving Drummonds a new more contemporary direction, these products are the first to emerge from Brudnizki’s new product design studio ‘And Objects’, also launching in September 2015.

Four elements previewed at Decorex 2015 ahead of the complete range of ‘Martin Brudnizki for Drummonds’ launching in 2016.


The Tyburn Bath: The traditional form of the freestanding bath is subtly altered by Martin Brudnizki. Victorian ornament is refined to a more abstract, modern form. Symmetrical on the outside, the Tyburn has an asymmetric interior with two differently-shaped ends; one sloped for reclining and one more upright for sitting up or reading. The profile features a distinctive rounded edge, moulded from a handrail, creating a firm grip for getting in or out of the bath. Its subtly scooped edge also creates a comfortable headrest.

Drummonds are famous for their crisply enamelled cast iron baths, but the Tyburn uses modern composite marble casting to achieve its sweeping architectural curves and uniquely silky finish. Related to, but fundamentally different from Drummonds’ other baths, it’s a new look at luxury bathing.

 


The Ladybower Vanity BasinStripping the vanity basin of traditional pomp and ceremony, Martin Brudnizki has conceived this piece with simplicity in mind. Elegant, light and modern, it uses classic white 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.
 


The Derwent Wall Light: Ever the master of finishing detail, Martin Brudnizki channels vintage luxe in this versatile bathroom light. Shown here the Double Derwent Light features two symmetrical reeded glass shades, pinched in the middle to create a bow shape which can be used horizontally or vertically. The glass is hand blown and the metalwork is hand fabricated, making each light a unique piece. The Derwent Light is also available with a single shade.

The Derwent Vanity Mirror: A perfectly proportioned mirror with a classic bevel.

All fittings in the Martin Brudnizki Collection are available in brass, nickel or chrome. Shown in these images in nickel.

OUR CLIENTS AT DECOREX 2015
AUGUST 25TH 2015

This September, three of our clients are exhibiting at Decorex, the leading interiors event for design professionals. Historic Syon Park will host the four day event, the theme of which is ‘the future of luxury’. This year Decorex will be held at the start of London Design Festival, kicking off a week of design events across London. Showcasing exciting new collections and collaborations, our clients’ stands promise to be unmissable.

Lapicida: Stand E21

Always a major attraction at Decorex, Lapicida’s stand again demonstrates a perfect mastery of natural stone, transforming it from the rawest of materials into fascinating and luxurious products which underline the company’s British craft heritage.

The centre of the stand acts as a virtual mirror, on either side of which freestanding pieces and surfaces repeat in different materials. The counterpoint to this symmetry is the engaging asymmetry of the random patterns which nature forms in stone.

Highlights include the new ‘Lunar Collection’ - part of the ongoing design collaboration between Lapicida and jewellery designer Lara Bohinc. The Lunar Collection introduces the Half Moon dining table, the Sun and Moon coffee table (shown below) and the Full Moon side table. Also on display will be new stones for walls and floors and new objects including tables, baths and vanity basins.

 


Drummonds: Stand D20

Drummonds’ Decorex 2015 stand has been designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, heralding the beginning of an exciting product collaboration between the prestigious designer and this luxury bathroom brand. Interior architect and product designer Martin Brudnizki is the name behind glamorous interiors including Scott’s, The Ivy and Soho Beach House Miami. His contemporary take on traditional design melds perfectly with Drummonds’ classic, handmade bathrooms.

The complete ‘Martin Brudnizki for Drummonds’ collection launches in 2016, but three elements from the collaboration are previewing at Decorex. The stand showcases these alongside Drummonds’ many other new products, from an imposing new freestanding shower to the complete Chessleton brassware collection including a new column shower. Other highlights include Drummonds’ first bathroom lighting collection and the new Wye bath (shown below), an even deeper and wider version of their famous Usk bath.


Felt: Stand J40

Exhibiting at Decorex for the first time since 2008, Felt is showing an inspiring range of new and vintage rugs and cushions. Shyrdak colours range from the dazzlingly bright to subtly muted tones, offering decorative possibilities for contemporary and traditional interiors. Perfect for floors and walls, sizes go from small (0.8m x 1m) up to room sized (2m x 3.5m) and larger. The first company to import these works of art direct from their makers in Kyrgyzstan, Felt has built an international clientele of interior designers, architects and individual clients. Projects include prestigious hotels, embassies, offices and private homes.

Felt always holds an extensive stock of rugs, with regular consignments of new pieces, but clients can also commission bespoke rugs in their chosen colours, patterns and sizes.

CDQ SUMMER STREET PARTY 2015
JUNE 19TH 2015

 

Last Thursday was the annual Chelsea Design Quarter Summer Street Party, held along the stretch of the Kings Road between New Kings Road and Lots Road. An interior design hub, the showrooms stayed open late, with food, drinks and entertainment on offer – even the sun came out! 


 

Drummonds got the party started at their flagship showroom, with The Twisted Soul Collective on the decks. The Rhythm Parlour Barber Shop, named ‘London’s best pop up’ by Time Out, snipped and styled guests whilst G&Ts were on hand courtesy of Sipsmith.
 




Photography by Carl Wilson.

DRUMMONDS IN ANDY MURRAY'S CROMLIX HOTEL
JUNE 9TH 2015



Drummonds’ products have been specified for tennis champ Andy Murray’s luxury hotel, the Cromlix, located near his hometown of Dunblane. Opened in spring last year, the five-Star Victorian villa is set in 34 acres of woodland and gardens, with its own private loch. The hotel boasts a Chez Roux restaurant, five suites, ten bedrooms, a Gate Lodge and two tennis courts decked out in Wimbledon’s famous green and purple.

The Murrays remain loyal to Dunblane and in April this year Andy and bride Kim Sears married at Dunblane Cathedral, before holding their wedding reception at the Cromlix. Andy Murray oversaw the redesign of the hotel, which aimed to stay true to the house’s heritage. Bedrooms are luxuriously decorated and five of the bathrooms feature Drummonds’ 
Usk or Torridge baths.

The image below shows Drummonds’ classic Torridge bath in situ at the Cromlix. The Torridge is based on the 18th century ‘boat bath’, with decorative ball and claw feet. This elegant roll top bath is the perfect complement to the hotel’s sophisticated country house style.

 

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