Design Centre Stories

Designer Dioramas

To celebrate the launch its new antique brass matt finish, Samuel Heath has partnered with four leading interior design firms to create four different moodboards for its Design Centre showroom window. Laura Hammett, Lewis Knox Interior Design, Pfeiffer Design and Studio L London have all taken a different approach that showcases the finish’s versatility across a variety of styles.

Laura Hammett’s design (above left) draws on an ongoing project that the studio has been working on, a Grade I-listed Georgian townhouse in the heart of London, its design reimagined through a contemporary lens. “When designing our Georgian townhouse, we wanted continuity in the finishes throughout the house. The design concept was to subtly reinstate elements of the heritage and craftsmanship of this era, but we struggled to source a bathroom finish which fitted the brief,” the studio commented. “A classic, warm finish was needed in the bathrooms to co-ordinate with the ironmongery throughout the rest of the design and Samuel Heath’s new finish fills a great niche. It has a richness and depth to it. It’s timeless.”

Pfeiffer Design’s moodboard (above right) illustrates a cloakroom that strikes a balance between industrial brassware and the natural world – themes found within Samuel Heath’s Landmark Industrial collection, which has been incorporated into the scheme. The moodboard is “delicate, yet strong; organic in form and calming in tone” says the studio.

Lewis Knox’ s moodboard (above left) evokes a rural retreat – somewhere to relax and spend time with family and friends. The studio has created an open plan kitchen, living and dining space combining solid materials such as metal, timber and stone with softer furnishings including linens and other fabrics for practical upholstery. “The warming brass tones of the new finish fit perfectly within our scheme and pair well with architectural black as well as hues of orange, yellow and tan. This is a relaxed environment full of character,” commented the studio.

The final moodboard by Studio L London (above right) illustrates a lively project inspired by photographer Slim Aarons’ evocative and glamorous aesthetic of late-1950s Hollywood and 1980s Palm Beach. “The abundant use of moiré fabric for the primary bedroom is inspired by Aarons’ photograph, Joan Collins Relaxes,” says the studio. “And the versatility of Samuel Heath’s ‘Fairfield’ lever, which has a finish that sits so well in a contemporary setting with bold colourways and patterns, is the perfect piece of hardware for the scheme”.

Samuel Heath, First Floor, North Dome