Charleston, SC, July 02, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Bestselling romance novelist Nora Roberts is the latest celebrity to “fall in love” with a Victoria & Albert freestanding bathtub. Actress Kristen Scott Thomas and TV personality and designer Ryan Brown also selected Victoria & Albert bathtubs for their homes.
Roberts chose three of the company’s freestanding tub designs – a classic clawfoot Roxburgh, spoon-shaped Napoli and sophisticated Monaco– for her recently opened hotel, The Inn BoonsBoro in Boonsboro, Maryland. Roberts owns the hotel and has been closely involved in its design.
“The shapes particularly were so fabulous, and so perfect for the feel and tone of each room,” says Roberts.
The sleek Napoli bathtub was also the centerpiece of choice for both Scott-Thomas and Brown. Scott-Thomas, best known for her roles in The English Patient and Four Weddings and A Funeral, choose a Napoli as a focal point in the master bath of her home in France.
The Napoli tub also fits well in the mod style of Brown’s 1950s California home. An interior designer and real estate developer, Brown stars in Bravo’s hit TV series, “Flipping Out.”
The Hampshire clawfoot tub "stars” in the new “Peepshow” in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood, which is hosted by Mel B of Spice Girls fame. The classically designed clawfoot serves as an on-stage prop during a dance scene.
“That’s a great testament to the durability of ENGLISHCAST™,” laughs Karl Schuele, U.S. marketing manager for Victoria & Albert. “If it can stand up to the rigors of high-heeled dancing and sharp-edged rhinestone costumes nightly, it can certainly stand up to a dropped shampoo bottle or two.”
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Victoria & Albert baths are made from ENGLISHCAST™, a mix of naturally white volcanic limestone and resin. Insulating, stain-resistant and strong, this high-performance material makes it possible to cast a large and complex shape into one flowing, seamless piece. The stone content of ENGLISHCAST™ creates a durable, scratch-resistant bathing well that is easily renewed with a light polish.
About Victoria & Albert®
Victoria & Albert is a global leader in bath innovation and design, creating a versatile range of traditional and contemporary freestanding bathtubs. Known for its durability, every ENGLISHCAST™ bathtub comes with a 25-year manufacturer-backed warranty and is shipped within 48 hours of purchase.
Victoria & Albert products are sold at more than 400 kitchen and bath showrooms across the U.S. and Canada. Established in the U.K. in 1996, Victoria & Albert extended its brand to the U.S. in 2002, and now offers its products in more than 20 countries across the globe.