CP Hart bathrooms has updated its flagship showroom in Waterloo with brand new products, wellness-themed sets from guest designers, the UK’s first Pod and PUC Studio and the only Dornbracht Design Studio in the UK.
The showroom under the arches in Waterloo houses thousands of products, and it is updated regularly to include new products and display collaborations with the best luxury designers and architects.
Speaking at the showroom launch, chairman Richard Reynolds said: “Our collective aim as a business is to introduce the most innovative and exciting bathrooms that we can into the UK. And, as much as we can, we specify and make our products here in the UK. But, of course, we are also committed to showing products from our international brand partners like Duravit, Dornbracht, Axor, Gessi and Toto.
“Our theme of ‘Wellness Reimagined’ is inspired by what we have all been through over the last two years. Never before has the bathroom been seen as a retreat or a sanctuary. We are privileged to work with the most exciting design talents.”
Four designers were given a display space in the showroom and asked to create an area under the theme of ‘wellness’. Each display is unique, although there are common themes like sustainability and the holistic elements of wellness about how all senses should be considered.
Bradley Van Der Straeten, an award-winning architecture studio, created a display that spirals from the pink freestanding basins around the curved corner to a shower area with a raised bath. The display has natural elements like the wooden walls and uses bold colours like pinks, greens and blacks.
Japanese wellness was explored in the display by Karen Howes, founder of Taylor Howes Designs. This bathroom features a curved display that creates zones and flows from the sauna area to the freestanding bath to the walk-in shower. The display is primarily white with accents of black and natural wood.
In contrast, Eva Sonaike designed her space with a colourful and bold West African aesthetic. The display features a biophilic ceiling, green tiles, and Sonaike’s bespoke purple geometric wallpaper. The inspiration was African beach houses, echoed in the palm mirrors, foliage and bright colours.
At the entrance to the showroom is a narrow display by Charu Gandhi, who founded Elicyon. It has a striking design with a canvas tent ceiling and natural elements like the jade green onyx showering space and also behind the copper bath.
In the Contemporary Collection area at the far side of the showroom is the Dornbracht Design Studio, which is pictured. This specification area is the UK’s first-ever Dornbracht showroom space. The site is designed to showcase a wide variety of products from the significant showering collections and tap samples that can be easily touched and moved by designers visiting the space.
Within the space is the new Dornbracht Cyo collection with its unique C-shaped spout and circular dial. Alape, a German basin manufacturer that is a subsidiary of the Dornbracht company, is also featured opposite with its display of colourful steel wash basins.
The CP Hart Pod and PUC Studio are the first of their kind in the UK. There are four prefabricated modular (Pod) bathrooms in three price brackets – good, better, best – to showcase how these popular systems can be used in all types of construction, including luxury homes and hotels.
There are two displays of Prefabricated Utility Cupboard (PUC). There is one that looks like a small utility room and another more basic PUC with boiler, pipes and electricity sockets, but no cabinetry.
Other new collections in the showroom included Ideagroup, Duravit, Toto, Armani Roca, Gessi, and the new Axor One and Duravit’s White Tulip. There are also exclusive CP Hart vanity units Rowan, Hawthorn, and Hazel.