We believe our sinks are the finest in the world, with each handcrafted design as beautiful as the other.
Our sinks now come in many different forms as we have expanded our range to suit the ever-changing design tastes of the last century. With styles now ranging from a meter-wide Double Bowl to the more compact Aysgill (a small round bathroom sink inspired by Victorian-era washbowls), there are endless tap and sink combinations.
A great tap – or faucet for our friends over the water – should be that eye-catching bit of sparkle that completes the look. Similar to the way an expensive watch or necklace would draw the eye in a fashion context. But, just like fashion, not all shoes go with all outfits, there is an element of understanding involved. We are not referring exclusively to style or taste, it is a case of choosing the appropriate size, proportions, and balance, and maybe even a touch of good old-fashioned common sense. Quite often the same tap in two different finishes will best suit two very different looks.
Our Shaws sinks, although distinctive, are actually very versatile and complement various design styles spanning both period and contemporary. They can work equally well in a Victorian scullery, as much as a New York loft, and everything in between. This versatility is down to their simple form, but also their ability to hold their own next to even the most ornate brassware designs.
We wanted to share some of our best-loved sink/tap combinations that you can use to create various looks. There are thousands of different combinations that would work just as well, these are simply a small selection of our favourites.
Classic Country Kitchen.
As much as this extremely popular look is really suited to our most iconic sink – the Belfast. We love the way the fluted apron of our Bowland sink contrasts the simplicity of the painted Shaker cabinetry. It is matched beautifully with a traditional pair of Mayan Deck-Mounted Taps with Cross-top Handles by Perrin & Rowe, creating an interesting twist on a timeless aesthetic that will never go out of date.