October 26, 2012 in My favourite things on the internet
What follows is a list of some of the most bizarre, but esthetically striking sinks on the internet, according to me. A sink is a piece of furniture that serves a purpose, and the design of a sink can never get in the way of that purpose. These designs have all challenged the conventional sink by playing with shape, mechanism and the flow of water. Check them out!
This contemporary yet organic looking sink was designed by Joel Roberts. This design is intended to look like ocean waves, with a simple form that in one fluid motion, integrates the spout into the basin.
This design from Eumar was inspired by Swedish waterfalls and intentionally sends water down to a floor drain, ccenting its path along the way. Aside from adding interest to an ordinary bathroom, it apparently also accentuates water usage, encouraging people to use less.
Elkay has created the mystic flowing sink, which adds a unique design to any kitchen, as well as being extremely functional due to all the extra basin space. My only concern: what happens when I want to do a small load of dishes? Perhaps this sink isn’t so great at conserving water.
This sink by Omvivo really pushes the envelope when it comes to sink design. It looks nothing like a sink, since the basin is a flat, sleek surface with a shallow dip instead of a bowl, and drains into a grate at the back. I feel like this sink would be very easy to clean.
The Erosion Sink by Gore Design is meant to serve as a reminder of thousands of years of rainfall and melting snow eroding the earth. I love the organic feel of this design. Gore Design is a company dedicated to sustainability in manufacturing concrete sinks and countertops. As easy as the last sink would be to clean, I’m betting this one would be difficult.
I love the ultra-modern design, and uber-minimalist ingenuity of Axolute‘s sink. Instead of trying to hide the clunky pipes underneath the wash basin this sink routes the liquid back to the wall connection through a slot on the front edge of the basin.
This beautiful and clever sink by Juan Solari Howard inspires people to use less water by organizing the process of dish washing into linear steps. First you throw the food remains in the integrated trash can (which you can probably replace with a compost bin) underneath the sink, then you put the dishes in water, wash with soap, rinse, and place them in the built-in racks to dry.
Roca created this clever two-in-one toilet-and-sink combination that saves space and adds a touch of elegance to two rather conventional (but entirely essential) bathroom fixtures.