Francone Bespoke Taps proud to be an official patron for the RREC’s celebration of 120 years of Rolls-Royce

On 4 May 2024, Rolls-Royce motor cars marked the 120th anniversary of the first meeting between Henry Royce and The Hon. Charles Stewart Rolls. Ever since that auspicious day, the name Rolls-Royce has been synonymous with the very best in luxury and motoring. 

A 1920s Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost would catch anyone’s eye, but especially that of our founder, Paolo Francone. His admiration of precision engineering and his own design flair underpin his company’s collection of luxury brass bathroom fixtures, including customisable brass taps, showers, towel rails and associated accessories.

“Like luxury automotive engineering, our traditional brass fixtures represent flawless functionality expressed in timeless, beautiful designs,” says Paolo. “Italian craftsmanship, British design and the purity of the brass in our fixtures mean our pieces endure, with a charm that evolves over time like a classic car, to be enjoyed by generations to come.” 

It is only appropriate, then, that one of the oldest and most prestigious car clubs, the International Club for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Enthusiasts (or the RREC, as it is known) has announced the launch later this year of a high-end book entitled 120 years of Rolls-Royce, celebrating the landmark anniversary of the “world’s best car”.

To resonate with the book’s theme of industry excellence, 120 years of Rolls-Royce features a carefully curated selection of sophisticated brands that share the values of excellence and craftsmanship with Rolls-Royce and we are delighted to announce that Francone Bespoke Taps is an official patron of this RREC celebration. 

Although Francone Bespoke Taps is based in Berkshire, its traditionally styled fixtures are crafted by artisans in Piemonte, an area of northern Italy renowned for brass craftsmanship. Paolo hails from the region and later moved to London, where he discovered his love of classic British design. He founded the business in 2011 to combine his two passions, sharing the artisans’ expertise globally through his unique designs and the company’s carefully curated online store and customer service offering.

Of the firm’s involvement, Paolo Francone said: “It's an honour to be part of this illustrious publication celebrating 120 years of Rolls-Royce—a legacy of luxury, innovation, and timeless elegance that continues to inspire generations worldwide."

120 years of Rolls-Royce is due to be launched at Grosvenor House in central London on 10 December 2024.