Victoria + Albert has been producing some of the world’s most stunning bathtubs (sinks, and taps and accessories, too) since it was founded in 1996. With its headquarters in the United Kingdom and its production facilities in South Africa, this international company epitomizes global design, creating two distinct collections that cater to modernists and traditionalists. (Truth be told, we think any of their gleaming white tubs could work in any interior—they’re that pure in form.) Three of V+A’s latest designs, pictured in order above, are the Amiata, conceived by Italian designers Sandro Meneghello and Marco Paolelli (it just won the prestigious Red Dot Award for Product Design this spring); the Ionian, an elongated tub with gently sloping sides perfect for reclining; and the Worcester, which features a classically ribbed plinth and rim that give it a more historical feel, yet one that’s at once Victorian and Moderne. What the tubs have in common, aside from their clean lines, is their material. All V+A products are made with a proprietary material called ENGLISHCAST®, a mixture of finely ground volcanic limestone and resin. Tubs are cast as a single, solid piece and finished by hand. The material is naturally white and glossy, stain resistant, easy to clean, and any scratches simply polish out with a light buffing. The tubs are even drillable for customizing your faucets and their exteriors can be painted or personalized (albeit after purchase, that's not something V+A does). To see more, check out V+A’s inspiration page and then visit us in store to learn more.
And, because two is always better than one… we’ll leave you with this image from Foxhill Manor, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the English countryside. Designers Trevillion Interiors incorporated two of V+A’s Amalfi baths to create one of the most romantic bathrooms we’ve ever seen. If this doesn’t get you daydreaming, we don’t know what will.