Bathing In Gold

This unique creation hails from celebrity interior designer Celia Sawyer and Grace of London, whom together are creating a £100,000 bath masterpiece. Celia Sawyer explains all…


“I have been commissioned by an undisclosed client to create a bespoke piece of objet d’art for a bathroom that will transform their space into spectacular.

On the back of this I have requested the assistance of award-winning designer Robert James Grace of Grace of London to plan, produce and create the one-off masterpiece with me, alongside his team of British craftsmen.

The piece in question is a £100,000 bespoke bath. Curated from 24k carat gold, crystal and platinum.

My client has exceptional standards and only expects the best in the World. There was no need or desire to look any further than the UK to find the plethora of talent required to make this dream a reality. We have so many excellent British artisans and I love supporting home-grown talent. The exquisite craftsmen involved in this project are major players in their own right and it’s wonderful to see the design develop.

Grace of London pride themselves on 35 years’ experience at the top of their game in the field of mosaics and gold leaf designs. Founder Robert Grace now solely manufactures bespoke pieces for prestigious clients around the world.

“We create super-luxury sanitary-ware and furniture for exclusive, signature residences and clients around the world,” tells Robert.

Robert is putting together an array of artisans who will each work on the £100,000 bath tub. These incredible craftsmen who all hail from British roots include Clough Harris, Thomas Restorations and Locker and Riley to name a few; a team of people who are the most revered and respected artisans in their field, with royal warrants as testament.


Clough Harris was granted the Royal Warrant in 2006, honoured personally by Her Majesty for his part in the restoration of Windsor Castle. Thomas Restorations are world famous Royal Warrant Holders specialising in the restoration of some of the most valuable furniture in palaces and homes across the world. Locker & Riley is an award-winning fibrous plaster specialist working in palaces across the globe.

British talent and British heritage are at the heart of this project. Art, design, beauty and bespoke come together in harmony to create something truly exquisite and never seen before. I will be able to reveal more over the coming weeks, I hope you love it as much as me!”

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