Hotel Villa Feltrinelli

Czech & Speake Edwardian Fittings and Accessories were selected for the beautiful bathrooms of Hotel Villa Feltrinelli in Italy, looking over Lake Garda.

 

 

 

This exclusive villa is set in impeccably kept grounds and offers outstanding service and Michelin-starred cuisine to match. The rooms are elegant and cosy with the living areas seemingly melting into one, and meals are served anywhere on the property. A stay feels like a visit to a friend’s elegant country home. Via The Telegraph.

 

 

 

Czech & Speake Edwardian Bath Mixers, Basin Mixers and Heated Towel Rails feature in the luxury bathrooms.

The Art Nouveau, 20-room villa oozes intimate elegance yet exudes a welcoming and relaxed feel. It was built in 1892 and has a highly decorated façade painted in warm terracotta and golden hues, topped by small castle-like turrets. It has witnessed its fair share of history too. Between 1943 and 1945 it became the home of Mussolini and his family. The interiors are elegant, sophisticated and tastefully furnished, with intricate frescoes, high ceilings and a wide staircase leading up to the rooms that adds to the villa’s grandeur. It’s exceptionally cosy too, with a library and wood-burning fireplace, and shelves lined with classic works of literature.

Text via The Telegraph

Images via Hotel Villa Feltrinelli

TATOOSH

Czech & Speake were delighted to be chosen to fit the ‘Tatoosh’ yacht with our bathroom fittings.

Custom built by German shipyard Nobiskrug in 2000 and refit in 2015, TATOOSH is one of the finest superyachts available today. At 92m and with top speeds of 19 knots, she is designed for luxurious long-range cruising. The thoughtful layout of the five-deck luxury yacht includes a master suite and a salon on the top deck. Impressive features make TATOOSH ideal for socializing and entertaining with family and friends. These include a cinema, massage room, gym, and expansive deck spaces. Other features include a French limestone fireplace and a six-foot-deep swimming pool on the aft deck. Guests have the option to tender to and from shore by helicopter, a custom 40-foot Hinckley powerboat, or a Hinckley sailboat.

Text and images via Fraser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images via Fraser

ATHINA III

Czech & Speake luxury Bathroom Fittings were selected to be fitted on board of yacht ‘Athina III’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the boat:

The 199’2 /  60.7m Custom motor yacht ‘Athina III’ was built by Feadship in Netherlands at their Aalsmeer shipyard , she was delivered to her owner in 1996 and last refitted in 2011. Previously named Méduse, her luxurious interior was designed by McMillen Design.

ACCOMMODATION

Athina III’s interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 13 guests overnight in 7 cabins, comprising a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 18 crew onboard in 8 cabins to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

CONSTRUCTION & DIMENSIONS

Athina III features a full displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. She was built to Lloyds Register ✠100A1 Yacht (P) G6, ✠LMC, UMS classification society rules, and is MCA LY2 Compliant.

Motor yacht Athina III is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilization system which reduces roll motion effect and results in a smoother more enjoyable cruising experience underway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE

Powered by 2 Caterpillar (3516 DITA (A rated)) 1,710hp diesel engines and propelled by her twin screws propelles Motor yacht Athina III is capable of a top speed of 16 knots, and comfortably cruises at 15 knots. With her 135,882 litres fuel tanks she has a maximum range of 5,380 nautical miles at 13 knots. Her water tanks store around 28,198 litres of fresh water.

AMENITIES

Cinema, Jacuzzi (on deck), Elevator / Lift, Helipad

Text and images via Yacht Charter Fleet

SCOUT II Yacht

With much pride, iconic British-born Superyacht designer, Terence Disdale, designed SCOUT II Yacht opting for Czech & Speake fittings and accessories for the bathroom. The SCOUT II Yacht is fitted with Czech & Speake Edwardian Bath and Basin Fittings and paired with the Edwardian Tumbler Holder and Towel Rings, all finished in gold.

About the Yacht

Built by Brooke Yachts, UK and designed by Terence Disdale, 39.6m SCOUT II is a sturdy and well-proven world cruising explorer yacht.

From 2016 to 2018 SCOUT II has undergone multi-million dollar upgrade and refit. The project included a 5m extension aft and a 1m extension forward and the installation of a new mast. Her bow was reshaped, all key machinery and systems were replaced or remanufactured, including Zero Speed stabilizers, new generators and air conditioning. All work was detailed and photographed throughout and approved by Lloyds.

At 397 gross tons, SCOUT II is unrivalled in her class in terms of volume, performance, deck space and versatility.

 

Text and images via Fraser Yachts 

South Kensington Residence

Danielle Moudaber South Kensington Victorian Maisionette

Moudaber’s London home is a two-storey maisonette in an 1870’s Victorian-style building in South Kensington that used to be two separate flats, which she bought at different times. The living space and kitchen on the ground floor are connected to the sleeping areas on the upper floor via a sculptural staircase designed by Moudaber herself (which rather resembles the backbone of some gigantic marine animal). The high-ceiling spaces on both floors were then filled with all sorts of treasures: items again designed by Moudaber (such as the large table and sofas in the living room, the chandeliers in the bedroom, the TV stand in the second bedroom and more), original works of art, as well as antiques and vintage furniture, like for example the large red lights over the sofa which once adorned a 1940‘s bank.

Reminiscent perhaps of the palace of some fantastical King of the sea, Danielle Moudaber ’s apartment was designed, as she says, to ‘‘sooth her soul’’ and remind her of the endless blue of the Mediterranean as seen from a seaside terrace.

Via Yatzer

Moudaber chose the Edwardian Collection to add a epic feel to her bathroom, from Heated Towel Rails to sink mixers and bath tub taps.

Danielle Moudaber Victorian Maisonette Bathroom
Danielle Moudaber Victorian Maisonette
Danielle Moudaber Victorian Maisonette

No.5 Hertford Street, London

5 Hertford Street, 24k Gold Plated Bathroom Taps

“Down a warren of streets in Shepherd Market, a corner of (mostly) bygone ill repute in Mayfair, the entrance to 5 Hertford Street is quiet from the outside. Then the door opens, attended not by burly guards, but by women in floor-length dresses, and you step into a residence of unusual charm. This is a grown-up club, where your parents and grandparents are as at home as your friends from school. The artwork is real and the drinks are cold (have the gin fizz). A sultry nightclub, Loulou’s, is downstairs for after dinner. There is wild competition and noise about memberships around town, so for clarity I’ll show my hand: If you are going to have only one, this is the loveliest club in London.” via Vogue

We were commissioned to produce our Cubist Basin Tap in a bespoke 24 carat gold finish, coupled with wall mounted accessories from our Edwardian Collection.

 24k Gold Plated Sink Tap, part of our Cubist Collection
24k Gold Plated Sink Tap, part of our Cubist Collection
LouLou's 5 Hertford Street
LouLou’s 5 Hertford Street

Country House, New York

Ralph Lauren Country House New York

“Ralph Lauren and his family live here, in Bedford, New York, in a house we have all wondered about for years but have never before seen so completely. It is one of five Lauren houses, and an especially interesting one, the one closest to his oldest and most powerful image, the American gentleman.

To fully appreciate it you must try not to think about the store windows and displays you know so well. This is not a stage; it is not about selling; this is where Ricky and Ralph Lauren have lived for 13 years and where they have raised three children. It is their home, and in the realm of interior design it is very much an original. There is no need to search for social meaning in it, as often happens when the subject turns to Ralph Lauren. Quite simply, it is English in flavor but with an American energy, and whether Nancy Mitford would approve or not is irrelevant. By now we should all understand that this is an interpretation of Englishness, not a recreation of it.” via Architectural Digest

A circular mahogany-paneled hall leads to the master bath, part of the Laurens’ five-room upstairs master suite. The couple chose white marble for the space, which overlooks the grounds, and incorporated a mirrored wall and an 18th-century mantelpiece.
A circular mahogany-paneled hall leads to the master bath, part of the Laurens’ five-room upstairs master suite. The couple chose white marble for the space, which overlooks the grounds, and incorporated a mirrored wall and an 18th-century mantelpiece and Czech & Speake Edwardian Collection Fittings.
ralph lauren house
“It’s a combination ‘hunting lodge’ and stately home,” Ralph Lauren says of the residence he and his wife, Ricky, share in Bedford, New York.
Ralph Lauren’s walk-in closet

Country House, Cambridgeshire

Alice Naylor-Leyland country house bathroom

“Alice Naylor-Leyland likes to create a scene. Last summer, the golden-haired, bright-eyed English beauty propelled herself into Instagram fame with a rainbow-hued 30th-birthday party that rivaled most weddings. Hosted at Stibbington House, the fairy-tale-like country home in Cambridgeshire that Alice shares with her husband, Tom, and children, Billy and Nancy, now five and two respectively, the party featured a tent filled with towers of pink peonies, giant bouquets of multi­colored balloons, an old-time Dixieland band, pastel-dyed sheep, and Alice herself in a psychedelic Gucci gown. Anyone who caught a glimpse of the extravaganza on Instagram or in the September 2016 issue of Vogue, where Alice is a contributing writer to the magazine’s website, wanted to know more about the new girl in town who counts model Poppy Delevingne as her best friend.” Via Architectural Digest UK

Alice Naylor-Leyland's Dreamy English Estate
Colefax and Fowler’s jubilee rose chintz dresses the windows and a bench in Alice’s bath; tub and fittings by Czech & Speake.
Alice Naylor-Leyland House
The 19th-century house is built from local ketton stone.
Alice Naylor-Leyland House and kids
The same print adorns the master bedroom, where Alice (in a Giambattista Valli couture dress) sits with her children.

Clarence House Restoration

Clarence House

During its history, Clarence House has been altered, reflecting the changes in occupancy over nearly two centuries. It was the London home of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1953 until 2002 and was also the home of The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, and The Duke of Edinburgh following their marriage in 1947.

Frank Sawkins worked together with Clarence House to remodel the private bathrooms of  The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. The items they chose were from the Edwardian Collection and have been custom made.

 

Castle Drogo, Devon

Castle Drogo, Devon, United Kingdom

Castle Drogo is a country house and castle near Drewsteignton, Devon, England. It is currently undergoing a conservation project (2013–2018) to finally make it watertight.

Frank Sawkins, as one of the leading authorities with specific knowledge of bathrooms and bathing, was consulted on the historic restoration commissioned by The National Trust in England, in the same manner Czech & Speake assisted with the restoration of Clarence House, St James’s London home to the current Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

British Castle bathroom
Castle Drogo, devon, Authentic restored bathroom