Coalbrook’s vision has created a superb showroom for architects and designers to visit. This was achieved through collaboration between Coalbrook, Bard and Brazier, Bard and Blackwood, Menu Space, Phos, Steel&Form, Ekinex and Holloway Li whose products and skills created a tactile, interactive venue.
This space has embodied the ethos of refined craftsmanship and modern engineering methods to create a perfectly unique events and visiting venue. The Showroom is consistently looking for new ideas and inspiration through its collaborators, both current and potential, to maintain the most up to date and high-end bathroom and interiors products.
At the Showroom architects can have meetings with the resident suppliers and receive full specification support. In addition they are welcome to bring their clients with them.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Showroom offers a tactile environment which imitates your clients’ homes or hotels. There are an array of fully functioning products including Coalbrook’s complete range. We also offer a chance to view products by all of our other residents for maximum time benefit.
There are a variety of meeting rooms, giving the space a versatility, in which architects and designers can both present to their clients, or discuss their requirements with any of the residents within the showroom.
Room sizes vary from a small relaxed sofa area to a private 12 seated room with a display board and large screen. The showroom is managed on an appointment basis by which the design community are also welcome to bring their clients when required.
The magnetic panels are an interactive opportunity to design your own bathroom set up. This physical interaction with the products helps you appreciate the quality and long lasting engineering behind the ranges.
Most products are plumbed in, or, electrically wired, thus showing the flow rates and usability of the Coalbrook range. All of Coalbrook's products are WRAS & BREEAM approved.
The Market Building was designed by Lewis Solomon (elected an associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1871 and a fellow in 1883) as a warehouse and completed in 1905. The original building had just three floors, two further storeys were added, in 1998 and 2000. It has door-cases with sweeping curved consoles, a motif used by Solomon in his contemporary Shacklewell Lane Synagogue.
In 1913 H.Comoy & Co. Ltd opened a pipe making factory in the building, they were prime movers in the establishment of the briar pipe trade in London and created The House of Comoy brand of internationally renowned pipes.
THE ARCHITECTS BEHIND THE SHOWROOM DESIGN
Holloway Li are Interior Architects with an established reputation for providing innovative architecture and interior design direction to a growing network of international clients across the retail, hospitality and private residential sectors. The practice was founded in 2015, and is fronted by Alex Holloway and Na Li.