Meet our founders, Kelly and Mark, who are renowned for their gorgeously quirky bathroom design ideas. You can also discover where our design duo get their creative inspiration, from toilets and basins, to toilet brushes and loo roll holders. You’ll even find out the sorts of clients they get to work with, from top London design agencies to narrowboat owners. So read on and enjoy!
How and when did you set up The Remarkable Toilet Company?
The Remarkable Toilet Company was set up in 2014, having amassed quite a collection of antique toilets and basins. We saw that, at that time, the bathroom industry was populated with plain white offerings…to paraphrase Henry Ford ‘you could have any colour as long as it was white’ and we believed that people were ready for change – to embrace colour and diversity within their bathrooms.
Can you describe the ethos behind the brand?
We wanted to apply the quality and attention to detail of the Victorian and Edwardian eras to a new range of products utilising UK craftsmanship and technologies. We also wanted to introduce mass customisation to the industry with our bathroom design ideas – we believed that customers wanted, and deserved, bespoke products, but at ‘off-the-shelf’ prices.
What are the advantages (and disadvantages!) of working with your partner?
We have complementary skill sets, which benefit the company. Our distinctive bathroom design ideas are just some of the strengths, which we successfully bring to our brand. We live and breathe the business, being on call 24 hours a day, which can be both advantageous and disadvantageous!
What design/supply services do you offer?
In addition to supplying our own innovative products, we also supply high quality, off-the-shelf products from other manufacturers. We offer a full range of services for clients, from bathroom design ideas and visualisation, through to product development.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Our inspiration derives from high quality Victorian and Edwardian original sources through to contemporary art, encompassing both local and global influences. This is one of the best ways in which we can evolve our bathroom design ideas.
Do you have a favourite design or collection?
We have several, I’m afraid – our Throne Toilet is both grand and beautifully well made by our UK carpenters; our multicoloured Victorian Floral toilet took two years to perfect the colour pallet and was our first major product range; and our Blue Speckle adds a touch of Jackson Pollock to a traditional style WC, turning it into a contemporary work of art.
Explain the types of clients you typically work with?
We have an interesting, diverse client base, from top London design agencies to end purchasers; from hotels to cottages; from narrowboats to castles. This enables us to be even more creative and deliver specific bathroom design ideas, which are tailored to an individual client’s needs.
You offer a bespoke service: what is the most unusual commission you’ve worked on?
We created some wonderful fierce gargoyle urinals for Annabel’s Club, London.
You famously champion bathrooms that are the antithesis of bland: do you have any favourite materials or colours you work with?
We love exploring new materials, colours and concepts. As a result, we want to make the bathroom the centrepiece of a property, not an afterthought. We aim to use our innovative bathroom design ideas in order to help us translate our clients’ bathrooms into temples of beauty.
If you have design plans for your bathroom or WC, talk to our Bathroom Imagineers. As well as our existing products, we also create bespoke items, which means you’ll get the chance to have exactly what you require in the creation of your dream bathroom. Simply order online or speak to our experts about your ideas. Call us on 01362 684102 or email email@example.com.