New collaborations push the design envelope
DRUMMONDS X SUSIE ATKINSON
As many good things do, Drummonds—the renowned manufacturer of classic bathroom products—began out of necessity. Unable to source authentic architectural antiques while restoring his period home, Drummond Shaw decided to just do it himself, and Drummonds Architectural Antiques was born, quickly becoming the best antiques dealer in the UK. Fast forward 30-plus years, and the passion for classic, clean—not to mention divinely show-stopping—bathroom pieces remain, but this time, with a cheeky twist, courtesy of their newly launched collaboration with fellow Brit, Susie Atkinson. With Atkinson’s interior design sensibility, the new Whitewater Bath is a modern interpretation of the regal cast-iron slipper bath. Sinuously silhouetted, with elegantly tapered feet and a contoured, snow white interior, the large bath reads endlessly graceful and playful, with four bespoke finish options, from the sweetly painted mint or blush enamel to raw metal.
ARTISTIC TILE X LAUREN HARPER JEWELRY
If there is a more harmonious collaboration than the union of an impossibly stylish jewelry designer and a glamorously creative tile house, we haven’t heard of it. Agate and Asscher is the gorgeous new collection from the beautiful minds of Artistic Tile and jewelry designer, Lauren Harper. Debuting both jewelry and tile, Harper found inspiration from stone agate to create earrings in natural, amorphous shapes, which spurred Artistic Tile to design a range composed of Symphony glass, with a watercolor sensibility in cool blues and icy purples. Harper describes the tile collection best: “It is like creating jewelry for your home.”
HOLLY HUNT X POUENAT
In a world of fast fashion and disposable trends, the historic iron maker and design curator, Maison Pouenat, offers a different, more sophisticated path with their Metamorphosis collection in collaboration with Holly Hunt, designed by Humbert & Poyet. By celebrating their founding values—passion for bespoke, artisanal craftsmanship while simultaneously safeguarding the elusive gift of savoir-faire—the Metamorphosis collection is dedicated to Humbert & Poyet’s favorite artists, including Jean Royère, Paavo Tynell, and Josef Hoffman. Those inspirations are beautifully visible within the design’s shapes, textures, and of course, steadfast and painstaking attention to detail, not to mention the bold choice of materials—lacquered wood, stone, plaster and brass—from the freely raw to the lavishly opulent.