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365 Objects Of Design, In the Bathroom, Volume II

Objects of Design #169: Catchpole and Rye Ladder Towel Rail

16th August 2013
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ladder towel rail from catchpole and rye

ladder towel rail from catchpole and rye

Now if I’m entirely honest I’ve never had much luck with heated towel rails. In the first place I’m usually so staggered by the cost of them that I’ve bought a cheaper one which neither dries the towels nor heats the room. I’ve also had one that seemed to leak constantly, and the other problem is that the rungs are usually so close together that if you put more than one towel on it then none of them dry at all.

So, we turn to Catchpole and Rye. This heated towel rail is made from 100 per cent brass and, in addition to working with the central heating, can also be supplied with an electric element so you can turn it on and warm the towels even when the heating isn’t on.

Notice how far apart the bars are, so you can hang more than one towel on it. Now I don’t know if this alone is sufficient to heat your bathroom – you’ll have to get the plumber to do those complicated sums on the back of an envelope – but at least you can hang several towels at once, which is already a bonus.

This one costs from £1,200 – as I say, I’ve given up with the cheaper ones.

If you don’t need, or want a heated towel rail, then you should still have a browse of the site. Take a look at this fabulous bath

la provence bath from catchpole and rye

la provence bath from catchpole and rye

Or this basin

the kinross basin from catchpole and rye

the kinross basin from catchpole and rye

 

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