Spotlight: Shaws of Darwen
Handcrafted for life.
Established in 1897, Shaws of Darwen has been handcrafting the world’s finest sinks for many generations. “When Shaws of Darwen was founded at the end of the 19th century, we had a vision – to make the finest handcrafted fireclay sinks in the whole of England,” says the company.
“Today, Shaws enjoys a worldwide reputation for the beauty, quality, craftsmanship and practicality of our artisan products.
“Our famous sinks have been in continuous production since the reign of Queen Victoria. We know of Shaws sinks that have been in daily use for more than 100 years, washing dishes and bathing babies,” Shaws of Darwen continues.
Extremely durable and with a deep lustrous finish thanks to the extended firing period at a higher temperature, the company’s Butler and Belfast sinks are still sought-after the world over today.
“No one has been making Butler sinks for longer than Shaws. The Butler kitchen sink is a design classic; originally designed with durability and practicality in mind, its elegant simplicity has stood the test of time. Although the name is widely used for ceramic kitchen sinks, the true Butler should be an apron-fronted fireclay sink, with thick walls and a generous bowl,” the team explains.
Today, their classic Butler sink is available in three sizes, seven artistic designs and various colour options.
“Like any design classic, the Belfast sink is the perfect balance of form and function. A simple, practical shape with an open weir to drain any overflow. Made from heavy-duty fireclay for strength and durability, our Belfast sinks are designed to last a lifetime,” the team continues.
Instantly recognisable by its overflow weir, this classic Shaw of Darwen design has become an icon over the years. It is available in White and Biscuit and is the perfect choice for a kitchen, laundry or utility room.
Shaws of Darwen is a partner brand from Victoria + Albert.