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Introduction



Acajou’s mission is simply to create bathrooms which are truly individual. Unique in concept, elegant in form and matchless in refinement, Acajou’s bathroom furniture designs bring an unparalleled degree of luxury to the most intimate room in the home, providing the opportunity to enjoy a bathing experience that is unlike any other.

beautiful; each item designed to perfectly fulfil its purpose – a seamless blending of function and form. Copper, marble, and exotic woods sourced from sustainable plantations are lavishly used to give a degree of opulence that reflects the taste and status of the client, with the added option of bespoke hand-finishing to achieve total exclusivity.

Acajou is committed to creating bathrooms for people with an instinct for excellence. The pieces in these collections are literally works of art, hand crafted from the finest natural materials, carefully selected for their natural disposition to humid environments. Each item is

Your bathroom is your space; the ultimate sanctuary; the room that mirrors your personality. Celebrate your individuality by making a statement about who you are – create your own world of hedonism and unashamed extravagance with Acajou’s exclusive collections.




Caryatid Mirror This ornately carved solid mahogany figural mirror, featuring male and female caryatid makes a lavish feature.

Le Manoir collection Acajou sets new standards in bathroom furniture design. For over 300 years French furniture has been acclaimed for its style and elegance, and the Le Manoir collection is inspired by this classic tradition. As in the past, dedicated craft workers maintain this heritage, bringing their artistic skills to the production process and making every Le Manoir piece totally unique. The designs follow exacting modern quality control criteria but the expertise of the artisan ensures that the values associated with individual craftsmanship are maintained at a constantly high level. The beautifully proportioned Le Manoir collection is designed for luxury living, and only the finest materials are used in the creation of each piece. Lavish use is made of the highest

grade of Italian and Spanish marble, and wooden furniture is made from solid mahogany, featuring marquetry inlay, dovetail joints and hand carved details. Care has been taken to select timber species which are naturally acclimatised to a humid environment. There is no compromise on quality - Le Manoir range is intended to set the very highest standards, and can be made even more exclusive for anyone wanting to realise their own personal vision of perfection. Acajou’s bespoke hand-painted or hand-polished option means that every piece becomes an individual objet d’art. For the discerning client who has risen above the market for mass-produced goods, and who shows an appreciation of fine furniture, Le Manoir provides the definitive opportunity to create a bathroom to match lifestyle expectations.

Contents: Vanities & Consoles

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6 - 19

Baths

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20 - 22

Mirrors & Complementary Furniture

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23 - 27

Furniture Finishes

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Counter Tops

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Product Specifications

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Displayed in a ‘Dark Walnut’ hand polished finish.






Nimes

This distinctive vanity will make a statement in any individually styled bathroom. Inspired by the Directoire era, the strong French influence is apparent. The elaborate ornament and antique motifs are hand carved on to the door and side moulded panels. The furniture is raised on a shaped plinth base. Curved cupboard doors are flanked by columns and open to a shelved interior. This characteristic design lends itself to a conspicuously luxurious form. Nimes is available as a single basin vanity.

Chinon

This elegant Louis XV style bombée commode epitomises the mastery of French furniture makers characteristic of this era. The finesse of decoration is exposed in the geometric parquetry design and marquetry inlays. Expertise of an equal calibre has



Nimes in a two tone ‘Lazurite Blue’ hand painted finish with ‘Gold’ carved ornament,

delicately enhanced by an ageing glaze and complemented by a Venato marble counter top.

been employed to produce this stunning display of craftsmanship. The furniture is enhanced with delicate fittings, gilded carvings on the slender cabriole legs and shaped apron. Chinon is available as a single basin vanity.

Acanthus mirror

Gilded and hand carved from solid mahogany.

Chinon in a ‘Dark Oak’ and ‘Light Walnut’ patina, complemented by an Emperador marble counter top.




Avignon

This Grande Armoire reveals a subtle curved base and stands on carefully crafted bun feet. The moulded arched mirror rests on a classic Bianco Carrara marble top. With its delicately



Avignon in a ‘Dew Blue’ hand painted finish, subtly distressed and enhanced by an ageing glaze.

hand carved acanthus and laurel motifs, this beautiful furniture epitomises elegance. Avignon is available as a single basin vanity.

Amboise This classic design has been inspired by the manner of furniture designed in the period of Louis XV. The sinuous lines and shaped frieze effortlessly complement the tapering cabriole legs. Amboise is available as a single basin vanity.

Amboise in a two tone crackled ‘Boudoir Red’ and ‘Caviar’ hand painted finish, complemented by a Bianco Carrara marble counter top.

Amboise in a ‘Light Walnut’ patina complemented by a Botticino Classico marble counter top. 


Uzès

The unusual hand turned legs confer character upon this simple yet classic Provence style vanity. Uzès is available as a single or double basin vanity.

Poitiers

This classic three drawer commode has been inspired by the style of Louis XVI. The refined features are supported on slender fluted legs, above which rests a luxurious hand carved

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Poitiers in a ‘Dark Walnut’ hand polished finish exposing gilding on the front, side mouldings

marble top, which follows the delicate shape of the furniture. This furniture piece lends a subtle yet stately ambience to any fine bathroom. Poitiers is available as a single basin vanity.

and fluted legs, complemented by a Emperador marble counter top.

Uzès double basin vanity in a ‘Provincial Green’ hand painted finish, with rattan and banana leaf baskets. The piece has been given a rustic appeal by using a traditional cabinet-maker’s

technique to expose aspects of the solid mahogany beneath, and is complemented by a Botticino Classico marble counter top.

Uzès single basin vanity in a ‘Dark Walnut’ hand polished finish with rattan baskets, complemented by a classic Botticino Classico marble counter top.

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Sèvres The rich features and strong geometric lines of this design are typical of the Empire period in C19th France. The support posts are carved in volute consoles. The strong yet sumptuous features are finished with a luxurious marble top. Sèvres Volute design is available as either a single or double basin vanity.

Etched Mirror Sèvres Volute vanity in a distressed ‘Verdigris’ hand painted finish complemented by a 12

Venato marble counter top.

Gilded with etched frame and beading.

Sèvres Volute vanity in a ‘Crème’ finish with ‘Renaissance Gold’ carvings and mouldings, complemented by an

Emperador marble counter top.

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Orléans This piece has been inspired by the style of Louis Philippe and has been created for both comfort and interior elegance. The shaped and symmetrical design of the feet and apron give this distinctive and well-structured piece of furniture a classic look. Orléans is available as a single basin vanity.

Sèvres

The rich features and strong geometric lines of this design are typical of the Empire period in C19th France.

by hand in the form of a male and female caryatid. Sèvres Caryatid design is available as a double basin vanity.

The support posts have been raised above a wonderfully moulded base and expertly carved

Orléans in a ‘Pickled Mahogany’ finish, complemented by a Venato marble counter top. 14

Sèvres Caryatid vanity in a ‘Dark walnut’ hand polished finish, complemented by a

Bottincino Classico marble counter top. 15


Versailles

The flowing curves of this lavish bahut style vanity have been expertly crafted using traditional techniques. This graceful piece is finished with a Renaissance motif and a Carrara or Venato marble top, hand crafted by Acajou’s resident artists and sculptors. Versailles is available as a double basin vanity.

Cartouche Mirror 16

Versailles in a tone on tone ‘Baked Earth’ and ‘Mushroom’ hand painted finish, finely enhanced by an ageing glaze, and beautifully hand

painted with a Renaissance polychrome motif, complemented by a Venato marble counter top.

Shapely, with pierced crest and foliate scrolls, gilded and hand carved from solid mahogany.

Albi, a stately Louis XVI bonnetiere in a ‘Green Clay’ and ‘Chantilly’ rechampi hand painted

Albi

Stately Louis XVI bonnetiere in a ‘Green Clay’ and ‘Chantilly’ rechampi hand painted finish,

finish, with carved egg and dart decorative motif on the crown moulding.

Fauteuil de Marquis upholstered in a linen fabric, hand painted in ‘Antique Ivory’ and subtly distressed. with carved egg and dart decorative motif on the Upholstered in a linen fabric, hand painted in crown moulding. ‘Antique Ivory’ and subtly distressed.

Fauteuil de Marquis

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Dijon

This exquisite design in the Louis XV style has elaborate shapely lines incorporated into the two frieze panelled doors and central open shelf. Carved scallop shells, reminiscent of the Rocaille style, are exposed on the shaped apron.

Dijon in a subtly distressed ‘Chestnut Rose’ with ‘Juniper’ rechampi hand painted finish, displaying a rattan basket. 18

The furniture is raised on cabriole legs and is enhanced by a beautiful Bianco Carrara marble top. Dijon is available as a single basin vanity.

La Rochelle

Le Manoir cast iron console invokes a freedom of movement in its design inspired by the Art Deco movement. Ornamental and organic forms combine to make this a stunning style statement. La Rochelle is available as a free standing single basin console.

Etched Mirror

Gilded with etched frame and beading. La Rochelle with ‘Kuro Black’ console frame complemented by a Rosso Levanto marble

counter top and Bianco Carrara marble basin. Le Manoir cast iron consoles can be custom painted in

a colour of your choice from the RAL colour chart, to personalise your bathroom.

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Impératrice

The purity of line of the Impératrice, a contemporary yet classical Art Nouveau bath is but highly eloquent. Its symmetrical curves create a visual impact that epitomises the flowing style of this innovative French architectural movement.

Marquise The seductive design of the Marquise has been uniquely sculpted by hand from a single piece of travertine. The design has been inspired by the original ‘Marie Antoinette’ bathtub with its grandiose luxury mirroring the queen’s status and privilege. The bathtub’s graceful acanthus design is reminiscent of the style of Louis XIV. The depth and proportion of this masterpiece is very striking: it stands proudly on a marble base and feet, conveying an unmistakable air of luxurious living. Aspire to the splendour of this unique bathing experience.

“Hand Carved and Classically styled with a Contemporary twist.”

“Suggesting taste, ease and achievement” Impératrice has been uniquely sculpted by hand from a single piece of Bianco marble. 20

The Marquise design can be sculpted in marble. 21


These hand finished classical cast iron designs are gracefully shaped and feature a deep, luxurious interior. The free standing roll top designs are elegantly finished with porcelain enamel, and are mounted on ball and claw solid brass feet, with a choice of a chrome or gold plated finish.

Cabourg

Chartres

The slipper style designs have a period appeal with a contemporary twist.

Bayonne Acajou artists will be delighted to assist you in creating a truly personalised bathroom. Our unique colour matching and hand painted design services will enable you to acquire a cast iron bath which truly suits the interior scheme of your bathroom. Displayed is a Le Manoir collection cast iron bath strikingly upholstered in an electric blue crocodile skin fabric, a design concept commissioned by a client. An exciting range of alternate fabrics may be available. Please contact your nearest retailer for further details. *Please note that all animal skin designs are faux fabrics.

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The traditional look of the single ended roll top cast iron bath, displayed in a ‘Bourgogne’ hand painted finish.

Demi-Lune Buffet

In the style of Louis XVI in a two tone crackled ‘Antique Ivory’ and ‘Amber Gold’ hand painted finish.

Rococo Mirror

Gilded C19th style Rococo landscape mirror. 23


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1. Rococo Mirror

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4.

Gilded C19th style Rococo landscape mirror.

2. Cartouche Mirror Shapely, with pierced crest and foliate scrolls, hand carved from solid mahogany and gilded.

3. Acanthus Mirror Gilded and hand carved from solid mahogany.

Vichy 24

Paravent designed in the style of Louis XV. This late C18th early C19th style three part folding screen is hand carved in solid mahogany, painted in an ‘Oyster Ivory’ finish and gilded.

Vichy features scrolled feet and arched folds with foliate carved design. This is surmounted above red floral damask fabric covered panels.

Day Bed

Upholstered in a linen fabric, displayed in an ‘Antique Ivory’ hand painted finish and subtly distressed.

4. Etched Mirror Gilded with etched frame and beading. 25


Fauteuil Louis XV Hand carved with cane back and upholstered in a linen fabric; hand painted in ‘Antique Ivory’ and subtly distressed.

Fauteuil de Marquis Furniture in Le Manoir collection may be upholstered in a fabric of your choice, to complement your interior bathroom scheme.

Console Table Two drawer console featuring a shapely apron and frieze decorated with pendant garlands, scrolled cabriole style legs and shelved area. 26

A classic rechampi finish in an ‘Antique Ivory’ with ‘Rouen Blue’ carvings.

Upholstered in a linen fabric, hand painted in ‘Antique Ivory’ and subtly distressed.

Fauteuil Louis XVI

Cheval Mirror

Hand carved and upholstered in a linen fabric, hand painted in ‘Antique Ivory’ and subtly distressed.

In the style of Louis XVI, hand carved in solid mahogany and hand painted in ‘Antique Ivory’ with a subtle ageing glaze. 27


Furniture Finishing

Counter Tops

Acajou offers a unique and bespoke furniture finishing service. The colour schemes presented in this brochure are a selection of finishes available to embellish Le Manoir collection of furniture. The colour scheme possibilities are exciting and endless: no boundaries lie between you and your bathroom dream. Our skilled artists will be delighted to match the shade of paint which truly complements your interior scheme, and to hand paint a design feature of your choice onto Acajou’s exclusive furniture.

Due to the unique beauty of natural stone, the shade and appearance of the marble may vary. All counter tops are supplied with one hole plus two pre drilled holes for brassware of your choice to be fitted. All marble and granite counter tops are polished.

For further information on any of the above please contact your nearest retailer.

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*A matching marble splash back is provided but not fitted for the Uzès and the Versailles design.

• LA ROCHELLE

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DIJON

The skilled craftsmanship of artisans enabled us to create objets d’art, which today’s mass produced manufacturing methods do not permit.

can achieve: the possibilities are endless. We will be happy to develop your own individual finish.

Decorative ‘Siena’ and ‘Onyx’ faux marble finishes as displayed above have been commissioned by some of our clients. They represent a very small selection of what we

*VERSAILLES

Solid mahogany mirrors are available in a polished or hand painted patina, or traditionally gilded.

‘Antique Ivory’ and ‘Rouen Blue’ rechampi

ORLEANS

BLUE PEARL (Norway)

Two tone crackled ‘Antique Ivory’ and ‘Amber Gold’

‘Chestnut Rose’ and ‘Juniper’ rechampi

SEVRES double

Distressed ‘Antique Ivory’

EMERALD PEARL (Norway)

SEVRES single

ROSSO LEVANTO (Italy)

‘Green Clay’ and ‘Chantilly’ rechampi

EMPERADOR (Spain)

*UZES

Tone on tone ‘Baked Earth’ and ‘Mushroom’ with ageing glaze

Caryatid design

‘Pickled Mahogany’

‘Crème’ and ‘Renaissance Gold’ rechampi

POITIERS

Distressed ‘Verdigris’

BOTTICINO CLASSICO (Italy)

Rustic ‘Provincial Green’

AMBOISE

‘Dark Walnut’ and gilding

‘Light Walnut’ patina

AVIGNON

BIANCO CARRARA VENATO (Italy)

Two tone crackled ‘Boudoir Red’ and ‘Caviar’

Distressed ‘Dew Blue’ with ageing glaze

CHINON

complementary

and

BIANCO CARRARA (Italy)

NIMES

vanities,

For ease of reference, please find below a table displaying details of the marble and granite colours which are available for each of the vanity designs.

Parquetry design with marquetry inlay

Acajou will be happy to work closely with your interior designer or architect to enable you to develop and create your own personalised furniture finishing and colour process. Finishes for furniture.

that only basins supplied by Acajou should be installed, as the counter tops have been manufactured to fit the basins.

All counter tops are designed to be fitted with ceramic under mounted basins. We recommend

Two tone ‘Lazurite Blue’ and ‘Gold’ rechampi with ageing glaze

A protective sealant is applied to each counter top during manufacturing, to provide greater stain repellancy to the stone. Please refer to Acajou ‘General Maintenance Procedures’ found in your buyer’s pack, for further information.

Installation: All Acajou products are designed to be fitted by a qualified and professional installer, and will require more than one person for their handling. Please refer to Acajou ‘General Installation Procedures’ found in your buyer’s pack for further information. 29


Product Specifications

211cm

108 cm

68 cm

No composite material has been used in any of Le Manoir collection designs. All wood products are hand made, hand carved and hand finished from solid mahogany. As each piece of furniture is unique there may be slight variations in appearance and dimensions.

64 cm

91 cm

90 cm

Solid Mahogany Vanities All vanity units feature 100% solid brass furniture accessories. Please note that Acajou do not supply the brassware displayed in this brochure. Product

Reference

Versailles

VRL

W (cm)

D (cm)

H (cm)

Page No

211

68

91

16-17

VERSAILLES

NMS

108

64

91

6

Orleans

ORL

87

63

89

14

Sèvres Volute

SVV single SVV double

144 184

73 73

92 92

13

Model available as a single or double basin vanity

Sèvres Caryatid

SVC double

184

73

92

15

Model available as a double basin vanity

Dijon

DJN

142

65

91

18

Rattan baskets (KFB) can be purchased as separate items

Poitiers

PTR

113

61

91

10

Avignon

AVG

149

66

228

8

149

66

91

8

Avignon Base

AMB

115

61

88

9

Chinon

CHN

115

59

88

7

Complementary Furniture: Product

61 cm

92 cm

89 cm

SEVRES

ORLEANS

Model available as a single or double basin vanity

The bottom drawers are soley usable 142 cm

65 cm

61 cm

113 cm

Model available as a single or double basin vanity. The two drawers of the double basin vanity are non usable to accommodate the basins. Rattan and banana leaf baskets (ref KAB single/ref KBB set) can be purchased as separate items

Uzes UZS single 118 58 88 11 UZS double 131 58 88 Amboise

73 cm

146 cm (Single) 186 cm (Double)

62 cm

85 cm

Nimes

NIMES

91cm

91 cm

DIJON

The bottom drawers are soley usable

POITIERS Please note: the bottom drawers are solely usable

Mirrors:

Reference

W (cm)

D (cm)

H (cm)

Page No

Product

Reference

H (cm)

W (cm)

Page No

Vichy

VCY

180

4

200

24

Acanthus Mirror

ELA

117

69

6, 25

Albi

ALB

100

50

210

16

Cheval Mirror

CHV

185

75

27

Fauteuil Louis XV

RLA

60

58

99

26

Caryatid Mirror

CYD

185

142

4

Fauteuil Louis XVI

LAC

65

60

92

27

Rococo Mirror

LSG

132

100

23, 25

Fauteuil de Marquis

FMQ

60

56

100

26

Cartouche Mirror

TDC

84

51

16-17, 25

Day Bed

LGS

162

63

88

24

Console Table

ECT

118

44

78

26

Etched Mirror

BE1 BE2

65 90

104 146

25 12, 18, 25

Demi-Lune Buffet

FRB

105

48

95

23

140 cm (Single) 115 cm (Double) 130 cm (Double) 109 cm (Single)

61cm

66 cm 54 cm 228 cm

103 cm

88 cm

91 cm

UZES Model available as a single or double basin vanity. The two drawers of the double basin vanity are non usable to accommodate the basins. 145 cm

AVIGNON

Cast Iron Consoles & Marble Basins: Product

Reference

W (cm)

D (cm)

H (cm)

115 cm

La Rochelle

LRE

81

50

75

19

Marble basins

MB2

42

42

16

19

Marble basins with rim can be purchased as separate items

Marble basins

MB3

40

40

16

19

Marble basins without rim can be purchased as separate items

Marble Baths: Product Imperatrice Marquise

W (cm)

D (cm)

H (cm)

Page No

Product

Reference

IPR

180

77

67

20

Cabourg

MRQ

185

82

70

21

Reference

59 cm

61 cm

88 cm 88 cm

Cast Iron Baths:

The marble baths have an approximate weight of 1000 kilos. There may be a requirement for the floor to be reinforced to ensure that it is capable of supporting this weight. Please ensure that professional advice is sought before purchase. Designed for use with wall mounted or floor standing brassware fittings. 30

115 cm

Page No

W (cm)

D (cm)

H (cm)

Page No

CBG

170

75

55

22

Bayonne

BYN

152

78

45

22

Chartres

CRT

156

75

65

22

The baths have an approximate weight of 150 kilos. Please ensure that professional advice is sought to ensure that the strength of the floor is capable of supporting the weight of the bathtub. Please note that Acajou do not supply the overflows and waste systems displayed in this brochure.

CHINON

AMBOISE

Please note: the bottom drawer is solely usable

Acknowledgements: We would like to thank the following companies and people for their support: Brassware supplied by Perrin and Rowe displayed P8, 9, 12, 14, 22 www.perrinandrowe.co.uk Brassware supplied by Samuel Heath displayed P6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 www.samuelheath.com

Les Aunaies www.geocities.com/normandydream Les Vignes www.lesvignes.net

Phoot Creative for photography and graphic design www.phoot.com Ian Grimshaw, artistic consultant

Le Manoir de la Croix Blanche

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