Abode Partner with Material Lab, Design Resource & Materials Studio

    Abode, award-winning designer and distributor of market leading kitchen taps, sinks, bathroom taps & showering solutions is pleased to announce the company’s latest partnership with one of the UK’s finest innovation hubs, Material Lab.

    Founded in 2006 by Johnson Tiles, this renowned Design Resource & Materials Studio is located in the heart of London, just minutes from Regent Street and Oxford Circus. Visitors can see some of the biggest global interiors brands and now, explore the newly installed lifestyle display of working Abode sinks and taps. The L-shaped kitchen is designed by CKL Commodore Design and features Halifax Oak furniture by Egger with Graphite Grey worktops from Omega Interiors Hull.

    Taranpreet Kaur, Studio Manager at Material Lab says, “We are delighted to welcome Abode as our latest Design Partner, bringing a beautiful balance of function and design to architects and designers who want to stand out and be 100% original. Material Lab is proud to serve the design community as a hub for innovation, sharing ideas and design inspiration with the latest samples and pioneering products to promote new levels of creativity. Abode joined our studio in June and so far, it has been extremely well-received particularly the company’s range of statement WRAS Approved kitchen taps in both contemporary and traditional styles, and their collection of Abode kitchen sinks, all designed with intelligent design cues to improve the form and function of the wet zone.”

    The new display at Material Lab offers a wide range of styles, functions and finishes by Abode, including:


    Hex Pull Out – Brushed Nickel single lever pull-out tap with industrial-style handles and spout

    Propus - Stainless Steel single lever mixertap with a minimal design form

    Prothia 3 IN 1 - Matt Black quad-style hot tap with domestic cold, hot & filtered steaming hot water

    ProTrad 4 IN 1 - Antique Brass hot tap with domestic cold, hot, filtered cold & steaming hot water

    Profile 4 IN 1 HotKey - Chrome steaming hot & filtered cold water tap with HotKey® operation

    Agilis - Black & Brass single lever tap with ergonomic handle at the front of the tap to reduce reach

    Swich - Matt Black water filter system, able to transform any kitchen mixer into a filtered water tap

    Tubist T – Chrome single lever kitchen tap with aerated water flow and ergonomic pull-out spray


    Studio – Stainless Steel, designed to accommodate compact kitchens or utility prep sink

    Denton – Grey Metallic Granite, designed to accommodate compact kitchens or utility prep sink

    Sandon – White Ceramic, designed to accommodate contemporary & classic styles

    R0 – Stainless Steel, designed with square edges, zero radius construction and deep bowl

    GR15 – Grey Metallic Granite, designed with smooth lines and two install options*

    R15 – Stainless Steel, fast-fit application, precision aesthetic and two install options*

    *1. Undermount flush fitting | 2. Inset low profile

    The product innovations by Abode were carefully selected to reflect the latest trends, which cater to housebuilders, developers, specifiers and the interiors community, which are design-sensitive and demand quality. The company display a range of functional products including working Pronteau hot water taps and their award winign Swich water filter device, plus a range of fashion-forward finishes including Matt Black, Antique Brass, Black & Brass, as well as Stainless Steel and Chrome, all supported with finish samples and product literature.

    Graeme Blythe is thrilled to be overseeing the company’s latest trade partnership with Material Lab as National Contracts Manager for Abode. Speaking about his new position Graeme says, “After nearly 6 years working for Abode building extensive knowledge of our luxury, high quality sinks & taps I am looking forward to delivering a great customer experience to both new and existing customers. This London-based resource will provide an opportunity for customers to view key products from our extensive range in one place”.

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