I’ve been an admirer of Dowsing & Reynolds for some time – we’ve used their matt black switches and sockets at home, and their Trikonasana pendant light hangs in my yoga space, glowing with their beautiful squirrel cage filament bulbs. (And could there be a better-named light for a yoga space!) Deciding to use matt black for the hardware also fitted in with a wider aesthetic: when redesigning the kitchen and shower room – a long term plan once the budget allows – I’m planning to use black taps in both, and a black shower. All with a lovely matt finish, of course, as looks aside, that tactile quality makes these everyday pieces a real pleasure to use.
So needless to say this collection of kitchen and bathroom taps and showers from Dowsings & Reynolds caught my eye, particularly as each design comes in a choice of satin gold or – yes – matt black. Taking inspiration from waterfalls around the globe, these taps and showers include the KALANDULA, MANDRAKA, KINTAMPO, TINKISSO, HAVASU AND HANNOKI.
I find matt black very easy to live with, and whenever I see this look used in a project I’m instantly drawn to it, but the satin gold is a gorgeously luxe finish – subtle without being brassy – and will catch the light beautifully. I’m drawn to the chunky, curvy lines of the MANDRAKA kitchen tap and the elegant lines of INGA bathroom tap combined with the HAVASU concealed shower, which I’d like to pair with these Vyne white matt tiles inspired by Calacatta marble. Yes, these finishes are on-trend, but these new designs are timeless in their quality and simplicity.
See the new collection here.
All photography from Dowsing & Reynolds.