Design Sleuth: The Alape Bucket Sink from Germany

October 08, 2014 3:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Lately we’ve been noticing the humble Alape bucket sink in washrooms everywhere (we first spotted it at Labour and Wait in London). Here’s a roundup of spaces, plus a source for the sink.

Above: In the Melbourne home of Simone and Rhys Haag, an Alape sink with a ladder as towel holder. Photograph by Armelle Habib for Urbis Magazine.

Above: The Alape Enameled Bucket Sink at Orchard Keepers, in Australia, works as a small washbasin. Photograph by Sharyn Cairns via Est.

Above: Double utility sinks via Merci in Paris.

Above: A humble bucket sink in the Old Library Restaurant washroom, designed by Australian firm Hecker Guthrie, is elevated by the addition of exposed copper piping and a painted wall mimicking tiles. 

Above: Another Alape sink in the home of Simone and Rhys Haag. Photograph by Armelle Habib for Urbis Magazine.

Above: The glazed Alape Bucket Sink features a dark PVC edge; it can be found at Labour and Wait, in London, for £140 ($225 USD).

See our posts on Farmhouse & Utility Sinks for more ideas. For Outdoor Utility Sink inspiration, go to Gardenista.

This post is an update; the original story ran on February 26, 2013, as part of our Bath & Spa issue.