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Sara Meets Barbara

Sara had a wonderful chat this week with the brilliant Barbara Sallick of Waterworks, @wtrwrks. You can watch their chat back here on our Instagram TV channel.

About Barbara

Barbara Sallick co-founded Waterworks in 1978 with her husband, Robert, and serves as the company’s senior vice president of design. Using her education and lifelong interests in art and travel, Barbara employs formal principles of architecture and decoration to elevate the bath to a space that is as beautiful, personal and inviting as it is practical.

Barbara’s selections

Favourite design book:⁠

‘Structure brought to Light’ by Henri Labrouste

‘Simplicity’ by Nancy Braithwaite


Favourite design object:⁠

A small round silver bowl with a top. Made by Karen Twichell a silversmith in the early 20th century in Boston.

Favourite creative person:⁠

Photographer ⁠Candida Hofer, American artist from the 20th Century Charles Demuth and painter Agnes Martin.

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