When iconic British brand, and BlogTour sponsor, Samuel Heath launched their new Style Moderne range in London last month they chose the equally iconic Oxo Tower as a venue and set up their space as an art gallery. There is much to admire in the work of Samuel Heath, their taps / faucets are made from solid brass, hand finished by craftsmen and have the feel of something that might just last for ever. But what has been hard to demonstrate online, until now, is the superb detail.
Style Modern is, as you can no doubt see, inspired by Arc Deco design styles of the 1920′s and 1930′s. Samuel Heath have taken rectangular and geometric shapes typical of the era and have given them a modern feel. These images remind us of the close up pictures of the chrome bumpers / fenders and wings of classic American cars.
And talking of Chrome, that’s exactly what the black detailing on the shower fixtures and faucets pictured above are made at. If you didn’t know better you might expect some sort of bakelite or plastic (shudder) but no, these are all metal works of art and Samuel Heath have, somehow, found a way of turning polished chrome black. How, they will not say and we won’t pry.
More traditional images of the full Samuel Heath range are available on Modenus, of course, but for this once we want you to focus on the detail. Because that’s what Samuel Heath do and the difference it makes is instantly apparent.