30 Extraordinary Sinks That You Will Not Find In An Average Home

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The domestic sink can take on many different forms, from a traditional round bowl basin to a sharp-edged shallow twin user trough. Basins come in all manners of finishes, colors and sizes, but we wanted to delve deeper into the world of super sinks to see if we could uncover something really extraordinary. We found not one, but 30 weird and wonderful solutions, including ecologically friendly ideas, integrated systems and cunningly concealed designs.

1 | Designer: OmVivo

Our first interesting find under a faucet is this elegant bathroom basin that has an etched glass base. When raised up on it’s waste collar, the base casts a beautiful light pattern over the surface of the vanity unit below. 1-Glass-bottomed-sink

2 | Buy It: Philip Watts Design: $1916

This organic form is the solid resin ‘spoon sink’-the sister product the award winning spoon urinal-which mimics the shape of a single teardrop. 2-Unusual-bathroom-basin

3 | Designer: Philips

This Philips integrated chopping-board sink makes for a seamless prep area in the kitchen3-Sink-with-integrated-chopping-board

4 | Designer: Omer Sagiv

Irregularly stacked pebble shapes make up the limited edition ‘Water Stone Faucet’. The zen-garden worthy tap is teamed with a gently scooped sink, and comes in a Contemporary chrome finish or a delicate China white. 4-Zen-pebble-sink

5 | Designer: Catalano   Buy It: eBay: $1126

A minimalist white slab takes on extra character with the incorporation of a blue splash shaped hollow. 5-Irregular-shaped-sink

6 | Designer: Mastella Design   Via: Trendir

Resembling the shape of the Calla Lilly, the ‘Kalla’ sink is a freestanding form made from Cristal plant. 6-Organic-basin-shape

7 | Designer: Cristal Plant

Another sink formed from Cristal Plant (which is the first eco-sustainable solid surface made from materials of plant origin combined with natural inert minerals of absolute purity) is this chunky block cut through with a slimline grate drain. 7-Marble-grate-basin

8 | Designer: Victor Vasilev

This sharp corned cuboid outline appears to hang precariously in mid-air, with waste water disappearing into the subtle mount.
8-Square-glass-basin

9 | Designer: LDVC

‘Wing’ is a wall sink that looks as though a solid basin has taken on fluidity and been stretched out in either direction, with the horizontal plane forming a vanity shelf, and the vertical reach offering a decorative light. 9-Contemporary-basin

10 | Designer: Joel Roberts   Via: SVPPLY

The ‘Eaux Eaux’, or ‘Water Water’ basins become crashing waves as the water from the fully integrated faucet touches down into the bowl. 10-Integated-basin-faucet

11 | Designer: Rapsel

A disappearing sanitary ware design has been made possible by topping the washbasin, toilet bowl and shower tray with solid larch wood covers. The WC volume also incorporates a small storage drawer to the side. 11-Concealed-bathroom

12 | Designer: usTogether

Continuous lines create these unique bathroom wonders, where a glass sided basin and bath are directly connected, or an over-bath shower is flipped to become an outer bath shower from the side of a freestanding tub. 12-Transparent-bathtub

13 | Designer: Chin Chia Lim Via   Via: Yanko Design

This one is excellent for showmanship but we’re not really convinced about the function; you certainly couldn’t brush your teeth at the sink whilst the tub was filling! 13-Waterfall-sink-into-bath

14 | Designer: Desnahemisfera   Via: Freshome

This design is a little more practical, though if your partner likes to wash at the sink whilst you bath then you might find yourself getting splashed by cold water. 14-Contemporary-wash-basin-slipper-bath

15 | Designer: Caroma

Here is a concept that combines the sink with the toilet. but rather than for the sake of aesthetics it does this for the very important purpose of conserving water. Here is how it works: After using the WC, the hand basin can be used to cleanse your hands with fresh water. The water used will then be stored in the tank as gray water for when next you flush. 15-Integrated-toilet-and-basin

16 | Designer: Roca

Basically the same concept of using the water drained from the sink for the flush, but realized in a more elegant form. 16-Integtrated-sanitaryware

17 | Designer: VitrA

A low level sink. 17-Low-level-basin

18 | Designer: Kohler

Simply beautiful. 18-China-basin

19 | Designer: Lago

Transparent sink. 19-Transparent-bottomed-sink

20 | Designer: VitrA

Water Jewels Collection from VitrA 20-Wooden-grate-sink

21 | Designer: PlavisDesign   Buy It: Ardi Bathrooms: $3200

A wooden beauty. 21-Wooden-basin

22 | Designer: Julia Kononenko

A water map. 22-Maze-sink

23 | Designer: Antonio Lupi

LED drama. 23-LED-lit-basins

24 | Designer: LG Hausys Hi-Macs

Another curvaceous creation. 24-Modern-bathroom-basin

25 | Designer: Moab80   Via: Trendir

Faucet-less sink. 25-Faucetless-basin

26 | Designer: Studioart

Glass trough. 26-Waterfall-faucet

27 | Designer: Glassworks

Glass works. 27-Unusual-glass-basin

28 | Designer: Sesshu Design

Again, this looks great but we’re not sold on the water conservation aspect. 28-Waterfall-sink

29 | Designer: Yanlu

A concept which goes to the other extreme: conserve or else! 29-Fish-bowl-sink

30 | Designer: Michael Harboun

A futuristic concept where you draw surfaces on walls and give them functions. We wouldn’t hold our breath for this one! 30-Futuristic-basin

Photos by: Architecture & Design (via Home Designing)

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Author: MMK

Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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