William Holland are a British manufacturer of mainly copper or brass baths and wash basins. They offer a great range of products but as you can imagine, these incredible free standing baths are better suited for big bathrooms and traditional styles. This is not a style that we often go for (and I have to say quite often these bath tubs wouldn't even fit inside an average London bathroom) but what drew our attention was the fantastic display by William Holland at Decorex.

The display at Decorex was a fantastic full wall of miniature 'bathtubs' - I suppose they could have been read as basins but with the juxtaposition of these doll size replica baths next to a full sized copper bath created the feeling that these were mini baths, the purpose of which was to display the full range of finishes.

This really got us interested and we have been looking into some copper baths and how they could be used in our designs. Although they do look their best freestanding and therefore really should go into a sizeable bathroom, we feel that there is something quite contemporary about copper when used in the right way. I especially love the second image with the modern tile, atmospheric downlights and modern sink on one side... contrasted strongly with the traditional, aged brick wall and copper tub on the right. Definitely one to keep in mind!

The William Holland Website

Read about the process of making a copper bath