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Trend Alert: 8 Sculptural Bathroom Sinks

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Trend Alert: 8 Sculptural Bathroom Sinks

April 7, 2017

Noticed (and admired) recently: carved stone sinks that function as sculpture.

a simple porcelain basin is sculpted into a pillar of tadelakt plaster at coqui 17
Above: A simple porcelain basin is sculpted into a pillar of Tadelakt plaster at Coqui Coqui, in the ancient Mayan city of Coba. Photograph by Cerruti Draime from Bathroom of the Week: The Serene and Sculptural Coqui Coqui Bath.
an \18th century italian marble sink connects to a floating slab of carrara for 18
Above: An 18th-century Italian marble sink connects to a floating slab of Carrara for an instant bath sculpture at the Floating Farmhouse by Tom Givone.
a sink sculpted from volcanic stone by artists carla fernandez and pedro reyes& 19
Above: A sink sculpted from volcanic stone by artists Carla Fernandez and Pedro Reyes in their Mexico City house from Tough Love: A Creative Couple’s Brutalist House in Mexico City.
rock sinks at alemí gou by athens architecture firm k studio from a greek  20
Above: Rock sinks at Alemí gou by Athens architecture firm K-Studio from A Greek Taverna on the Beach, Breeze Included.
a sink in the bath at the boutique farm hotel la granja ibiza. 21
Above: A sink in the bath at the boutique farm hotel La Granja Ibiza.
a stone sink at masseria moroseta in puglia, italy. 22
Above: A stone sink at Masseria Moroseta in Puglia, Italy.
for a minimalist bath in mayfair, london, uk architect gavin jackson commission 23
Above: For a minimalist bath in Mayfair, London, UK architect Gavin Jackson commissioned a pair of washbasins cut from travertine by cathedral stone masons. Photograph by Warren Smith, courtesy of Gavin Jackson.
in a house designed by leigh herzig, a limestone trough sink sourced from big d 24
Above: In a house designed by Leigh Herzig, a limestone trough sink sourced from Big Daddy’s in Los Angeles. Photograph by Laure Joliet from Hollywood Tale: A Spec House with Uncommon Style.

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Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose your bathroom sink and faucet in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Bathroom Sinks & Faucets.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on January 13, 2012.

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Frequently asked questions

What are bath sinks?

Bath sinks are used in bathrooms to provide a water source for washing hands, face, etc.

What is a sculptural sink?

Sculptural sinks are sinks that are designed to be an artistic centerpiece of a bathroom, often taking on a unique and visually striking shape.

What kind of materials are commonly used for sculptural sinks?

Materials used for sculptural sinks can range from natural stone, to concrete, to metals such as copper or brass, to porcelain or ceramic.

Are sculptural sinks practical for everyday use?

While sculptural sinks can be used for everyday purposes like any other sink, their unique design may require special care and cleaning.

Can sculptural sinks be custom made?

Yes, sculptural sinks can often be custom made to fit the specific design needs of a bathroom or space.

Are sculptural sinks expensive?

Sculptural sinks can vary in price depending on their design, size, and materials used. Some can be quite expensive while others may be more affordable.

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