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The Journal

Keeping you up-to-date with the latest in bathroom design news and inspiration, our journals offer an insight into the world of Catchpole and Rye. Here you will find designer bathroom updates, interior designer interviews, product features, and more.

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Our Kent foundry is what sets us apart from other manufactures. Every Cast Iron Bathtub you see in our showrooms and workshop has been forged in our local Foundry and hand finished here in Pluckley. Quality and longevity are important aspects of choosing your dream bathtub, and we deliver both using age old traditional methods. Our teams work with…
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The Village of Pluckley – home to Saracens Dairy which is Catchpole & Rye’s manufacturing base – is also reportedly the most haunted village in England! It is in the Guinness Book of records as it is reputed to have twelve (possibly thirteen or fourteen) ghosts. Dating back to 1068 the village was made up of 16 villagers, 7 smallholders and 8 slaves managing…
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Simply a work of art. The Pedestal Vase W/C Pan, is an original George Jennings design first registered in 1884. It won the gold Medal award at that year’s Health Exhibition and was acclaimed to be “as perfect a sanitary closet as can be made”. George Jennings was an innovative British plumber who invented the first public conveniences and…
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Bathrooms naturally lend themselves to having a beachy theme, but it’s hard to get that authentic seaside charm. Luckily our Creative designer Lizzi has been busy pulling together a mood board of textures and inspiration for all of you wishing to embark on a bathroom makeover. Sea-Mist Scape Theme: Nature inspired Sea Scape Inspiring Places: Dungeness shingle beach, The…
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Our iconic beachfront photoshoot was the brainchild of our Creative Designer Lizzi. Shot four years ago in the midst of spring, the harsh nautical landscape and our contrasting luxury bathware resulted in a head-turning set of images that are still as impactful today. Her vision was to juxtapose our products with the backdrop of the deserted fishing hinterland, that…
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Unlike most bathroom brands, we conceive and design all of our own products, and manufacture most of them at our workshops in Kent undertaking complex processes like bath enamelling and CNC machining. From the foundry where our baths are cast, to our electroplating and polishing workshops where we produce a wide variety of high-spec finishes, we have complete control…
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With the widespread introduction of plumbing in the latter part of the 19c British Ceramic Manufacturers stumbled across whole new world of possibilities – sanitary ware. The skills developed in Staffordshire previously applied to their world famous porcelain was now put to use designing, manufacturing and decorating the most fantastic pieces to embellish homes throughout the Empire. Tastes and…
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Amid a cabaret atmosphere, the winners of this year’s House and Garden Top 100 Designers Awards were revealed at a packed event hosted and organised by House and Garden Magazine. Held at the Spiegeltent Southbank, there was a fabulous ambience with a huge turnout, packed full of interiors designers and interior lifestyle businesses. The event was MC’d hilariously by…
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One of the most common questions for our design team is ‘I only have a small cloakroom – how can I turn it into an attractive space’? A downstairs cloakroom can either be the most seen or the least loved room in your home. Ensuring you have adequate space and a quality finish can make all the difference between…
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This month we are chatting to Temza London, an interior design studio who design, manage and build their projects to create beautiful and functional spaces for their clients. They recently took on a project in North West London and incorporated Catchpole and Rye into their wonderful bathroom design. Julia Janosa, Senior Interior Designer, is talking to us this month…