Remarkable Installations

 Philharmonic Dining Rooms 1890s   

Liverpool, City Centre, 
An historic pub interior of national importance
The pub is Grade II* (Elevated to Grade 1 from February 2020) listed and that includes the Twyford toilets, The door has two deep etched panels and inside are the original 1890's Rouge Royale by Twyfords  - five red marble urinals and three luxurious washbasins and glinting mosaic floor and original gleaming brass fittings, coloured tiles in relief on the walls and oblong bevelled mirror in tiled surround - also a mosaic panel under the Adamant cistern. Stunning. more>

Twyfords Installation at the Philharmonic Pub Liverpool

Twyfords Installation Philharmonic Pub Liverpool - The Gents

 Rothsay Pier, Isle of Bute, Scotland 1899   

Only a few steps from the embarkation gangway on Rothesay Pier, Isle of Bute, lies the most impressive surviving late Victorian public convenience in Scotland, if not Britain. Commissioned by Rothesay Harbour Trust in 1899 during Rothesay's hey-day as a holiday resort, the gents lavatory, a most unusual survivor of the Victorian era, was always intended to impress. Fourteen urinals stand like sentinels along two walls, another six surround a central stand - each a white enamel alcove topped with the legend "Twyfords Ltd. Cliffe Vale Potteries, Hanley" and crowned with imitation dark green St Anne marble.  more>

Twyfords Isle of Bute Victorian conveniences
Twyfords Isle of Bute Victorian conveniences

 Two buildings of note 1950s   

Two bank buildings 1950s

 The Barbican, London 1966   

Grade II listed building, the Barbican is Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue and one of London’s best examples of Brutalist architecture. It was developed from designs by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon as part of a utopian vision to transform an area of London left devastated by bombing during the Second World War. The Centre took over a decade to build, with the final cost totalling £156 million (it would cost an astonishing £500 million to build today). The Barbican was opened by The Queen in 1982, who declared it ‘one of the modern wonders of the world’ with the building seen as a landmark in terms of its scale, cohesion and ambition.

Original fittings
The hand rinse basin is the 'Barbican' design specially manufactured made by Twyfords of Stoke-on-Trent in 1966. It was designed by L Michael Hohmann, an architect working with Chamberlin Powell & Bon.   more>

Twyfords Barbican handrinse basin 1966

Twyfords Barbican handrinse basin 1966

Remarkable website dedicated to the Barbican Washbasin here>