Hoover Building

Perivale, London

The bathroom was in the iconic Hoover Building where there were bland developers bathrooms with no personality, before the room had a shower over bath,  no window and not much thought in the design. Designed by Louise Ashdown, her brief was to create a practical and stunning shower room in a small internal bathroom with no natural light, it was a must for there to be lots of storage, heating and style.

The client’s initial thoughts were that she loved matt black, brass and wanted a touch of pink – but had thought these would be applied to wall coverings and taps only. With the Hoover building being such an iconic building, Louise wanted to show hints at a bygone era in a contemporary way – you can’t just use ‘bog’ standard products in here – so she encouraged the client to push her boundaries a bit and suggested the stunning Cielo Mini Narciso basin in CIPRIA ( Pink) with BRINA ( GREY) storage drawers on a matt black industrial stand, which also gives a nod to the former factory use of the Hoover Building, but incorporates some deco colours and fun too. I placed the Cielo Brina WC next to the basin to blend with the unit and tie them together for a more cohesive look… additional storage of the lozenge style cabinet above the basin with black task light on wall.

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For the brassware we used our own brand, West One Bathroom Industrial feel 5th Avenue taps in Brushed Brass with our new GEO handles. The shape of the handles is also reflected in the subtle grey shades of the hexagonal floor tiles – again to tie with the BRINA loo and unit.

With the Hoover building being such an iconic building, I wanted to show hints at a bygone era in a contemporary way.

Louise Ashdown, Head of Design, West One Bathrooms

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