Classically designed: Bute tub by Drummonds

The Bute bathtub was formed from cast iron, which was then hand-finished with a steel skirt wrapped completely around it.

Drummonds, designer and manufacturer of bathroom products, has launched the newest version of its freestanding bathtub, the Bute, which has a pressed steel surround.

The Bute bathtub was formed from cast iron, which was then hand-finished with a steel skirt wrapped completely around it. The curved roll top contrasts with the straight, steel sides.

The Bute comes in a pure white finish but can be painted in any color. The double-ended cast iron bath takes several weeks to make, using the traditional process starting with raw metal and completed by dry-frit enameling. The cast iron is hand poured to achieve the thickness and the new pressed steel surround features a simple dado and plinth detailing that defines the bath’s curves. The bathtub is also available with a classic paneled hardwood surround.

Drummond Shaw founded Drummonds in 1988. All Drummonds’ baths are made from solid cast iron using the sandcasting technique first used by Victorian foundries. Drummonds’ head office and warehouse are located in Surrey in the UK, with a showroom in Chelsea, London and in Notting Hill.