Introducing new Black and Grey Sinks from Shaws of Darwen
House of Rohl showcased its kitchen and bathroom brands on an impressive 180sqm stand. Its stunning new black and grey kitchen sinks from the Shaws of Darwen brand were a highlight of the show.
Traditionally, Shaws of Darwen have handcrafted kitchen sinks in two colours – White and Biscuit – ideal for enhancing a classic kitchen design with timeless appeal. However, adding colour to fireclay can be a difficult process, as achieving a consistent tone and finish is an art in itself. The launch of these two new colours – Black and Grey – is something that Shaws of Darwen is exceptionally proud of.
Handcrafting fireclay sinks since 1897, Shaws of Darwen sinks are still handcrafted in North West England, just as they were when the company started out 125 years ago. The techniques used then are still in use today and every handmade Shaws of Darwen sink carries an impression on its base of the name of the master craftsman who created it.
Handcrafted for life, each sink also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, making every product an investment both for now and for the future. Taking its classic fireclay sink into the 21st Century,
HERITAGE AND HISTORY
The very first Shaws of Darwen archive dates back to 14th February 1897, when founder Arthur Shaw began making glazed fireclay tiles – some of which can still be spotted at various London Underground stations today. Shaw swiftly progressed to manufacturing fireclay sinks and the company’s reputation in 2021 is still based on its popular Butler and Belfast designs, which remain unchanged since their first incarnation 125 years ago. Arthur Shaw was a man who loved to innovate and experiment, having designed his own gas kiln to fire the clay at a higher temperature, making it more durable. He soon began selling his gas kilns around the world and while it may now be 125 years on, the entrepreneurial spirit that Shaw demonstrated so wonderfully is still in force today.