Victoria + Albert's New Barcelona Bathtub A Global Sensation.
(Mount Pleasant, SC Ă˘â‚¬â€ś September 8, 2011) Organic beauty is at the very center of the Barcelona design concept from Victoria + Albert. The Collection was inspired by the city's distinctive urban landscape, world famous for its elegant curves and natural forms created by prominent architects such as Gaudi. Since its launch the collection has received rave reviews from consumers and design professionals across the globe that marvel at the sleek, smooth composition. Due to the unique ENGLISHCASTĂ‚Â® material the tub and coordinating basin are amazingly lightweight yet have the appearance and strength of stone.
Crafted of ENGLISHCASTĂ‚Â® - a composite material rich in finely ground volcanic limestone - it is cast in one seamless piece that wonĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t creak or flex. This unique construction is hand finished to provide a glossy white solid surface that is highly durable, warm to the touch and easy to clean. These are just a few of many reasons to invest in a composite tub from Victoria + Albert.
The contemporary, pebble-shaped Barcelona bath features a rimless, double-ended design that is big enough for two, measuring 70-1/4" long, 34-1/4" wide and 18-3/8" deep to allow for a most luxurious soak. The tub captures the essence of vintage design but adds modern comforts like roomy interiors and eco-friendly options.
Also available in the collection is the coordinating Barcelona vessel basin that shares the tubs naturally white finish and can be installed on its own or as a pair. Made from the same ENGLISHCASTĂ‚Â® composition, the elegant basin is well sized at 25" long by 13-3/4" wide by 6-1/8" tall with a generous depth of 5-1/4Ă˘â‚¬Âť. Together, their flowing curves, symmetry and rimless design, generate a sense of calm to both contemporary and transitional bathrooms.
About Victoria + Albert Victoria + Albert is a global brand with a worldwide reputation for creating beautiful baths. The ultimate statement in quality and sophisticated style, their award-winning collections are packed with inspirational designs made from 100% ENGLISHCASTĂ‚Â®, a unique blend of volcanic limestone and high performance resins. Naturally white, each tub is individually hand-finished by craftsmen and tested by IAPMO to UPC and cUPC standards with a 25-year limited consumer warranty. Recipients of the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum GOOD DESIGN and ADEX Awards for their Napoli tub, Victoria + Albert raises the bar on exceptional product design. Adored by consumers across the globe, and featured in distinguished five-star hospitality projects, Victoria + Albert sets the trend in bathing. The company is an avid supporter of the architectural and design community and sponsor of continuing education courses throughout North America.