Launched in May 1996, Victoria + Albert Baths prepares to celebrate nearly two decades of manufacturing. From the very start, it was the unique ENGLISHCAST® material that set the brand apart from its competitors. The composite material, made up of Volcanic Limestone™ and resins, has become renowned by architects and designers around the globe for its quality and longevity. In addition to their award-winning bathtubs, Victoria + Albert Baths now offers a complete range of basins, faucets, tub fillers, accessories and furniture.
From small beginnings with just a handful of staff, Victoria + Albert now employs over 300 people worldwide, and has divisional companies in the USA, Canada, and Australia. Each bath and basin is still made in their wholly-owned South African factories and shipped from the Victoria + Alfred docks in Cape Town. And with Victoria + Albert Baths headquarters based out of the United Kingdom, they have complete control on the design, manufacturing and marketing process end to end. The company is committed to working with the best in the industry, and partners with a network of over 2,000 approved bathroom dealers. Victoria + Albert have received a seal of approval from some of the top residences and hotels worldwide, with products specified in the Trump Towers, JW Marriott, Waldorf Astoria and the Four Seasons.
The celebratory year holds many global events for Victoria + Albert, including:
- New baths, basins, faucets and vanity units launching at Salone del Mobile in Italy this April
- Exclusive color finishes offered for the first time, again at Salone del Mobile
- A global “Soak and Stay” competition – win a stay in a hotel with a Victoria + Albert Bath
- Salone del Mobile will also see the winner of the Global Design Awards revealed
The brand invites you to share in the celebrations around the world and see the global launches of new products at Salone del Mobile Milan; London Design Week and FOCUS/16 at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre; New York ICFF; Vancouver IDS Show; Product Showcase in Melbourne; and even a special 20th Anniversary Party in London in May.
“When I look back to when I started Victoria + Albert Baths with my South African partners, I’m incredibly proud of the company’s evolution into a global business. Twenty years on, we employ more than 300 people and partner with some of the best bathroom retailers around the world,” said Chris Davies, CEO of Victoria + Albert Baths. “My central philosophy of only offering award winning design coupled with the best materials still drives everything we do. With the recent introduction of faucets, furniture and accessories, Victoria + Albert’s reputation extends far beyond just beautiful freestanding baths.”
Discover more about the brand’s history and the journey over the last 20 years at www.vandabaths.com.
About Victoria + Albert
Victoria + Albert is a global brand with a worldwide reputation for creating beautiful baths for 20 years. The ultimate statement in quality and sophisticated style, their award-winning collections are packed with inspirational designs made from 100% ENGLISHCAST®, a unique blend of Volcanic Limestone™ and high performance resins. Naturally white, each tub is individually hand-finished by craftsmen and tested by IAPMO to UPC and cUPC standards with a 25-year limited consumer warranty.
Recipients of the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum GOOD DESIGN for their Napoli tub along with ADEX Awards and KB Culture Award for their Cabrits, Victoria + Albert raises the bar on exceptional product design. Adored by consumers across the globe, and featured in distinguished five-star hospitality projects, Victoria + Albert sets the trend in bathing. The company is an avid supporter of the architectural and design community and sponsor of continuing education courses throughout North America.
For more information about Victoria + Albert’s products, visit www.vandabaths.com or call 1-800-421-7189.