With more than 40 years’ experience of providing luxury fittings, West One Bathrooms has long been regarded as Europe’s most illustrious supplier of bespoke bathrooms. The company first started trading under its current name in the 1970s, selling baths and sanitary ware to the trade – and even supplying the bathrooms for the James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever. The official launch was in Mayfair in 1978, a time when luxury bathrooms were an untapped market in London and the Middle East, and there was no other showroom like it. Such was the quality of the products that the fittings and accessories supplied then are still available now. Breaking the mould in the industry, it led the way in transforming bathrooms from being a functional space into a real sanctuary.
Over the years, West One Bathrooms has expanded to nine showrooms across London and the South East. Today, it is run by the third generation of the family, brothers and joint managing directors, Duncan and Kevin Waters. All the team – many of whom have worked for West One Bathrooms for over 30 years – have a real passion for design and, through their technical and product knowledge, offer the very best client experience possible. In fact, staff will go out of their way to make clients’ dreams a reality; those who are finding it difficult to visualise their finished bathroom, for instance, can pay a visit to West One Bathrooms’ new Clerkenwell Studio.
‘Breaking the mould in the industry, it led the way in transforming bathrooms from being a functional space into a real sanctuary’
Re- shaping the bathroom showroom as we know it, the studio has been designed to showcase the company’s forward-thinking approach, with a mood board to emphasise texture and finish, and a select number of bathroom displays and accessory ranges.The company is also proud to offer exclusive access to one of the largest product selections in the UK market, with the ability to source from over 750 international suppliers (it is the exclusive European stockist of Ann Sacks and New Ravenna tiles).
This means, alongside award-winning service, it has the ability to cater for all tastes, project sizes and budgets. New and exciting ranges include a technologically- advanced Wet System by Wall & Deco and the Opale collection of freestanding washbasins by Antonio Lupi in innovative transparent coloured resin.
One of the latest design trends in the bathroom is colour, especially the idea of integrating soft pastel shades or adding a pop of a stronger tone in the same palette as the rest of the room – be it with wallpaper, basin, different brassware finishes or updating plain tiles with a splash of pattern.
Of course, sustainability plays an important role too, and West One Bathrooms sells useful water-saving devices such as low flow taps and showers. They can also advise customers on the best natural and recyclable materials and products for making a bathroom more eco-friendly. Whichever style of bathroom you choose though, it should be a calming place of relaxation.
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