I love how good design can transform something humble — like a bathroom sink — into something breathtaking. Feast your eyes on these 10 gorgeous examples.
Above: this sink by Italian maker Altamarea is part of a collection called 'Must', as in 'must have'. It also comes in an onyx version, which appears to glow from within.
I first spotted this sink by Gore Design Co on Design Milk years ago, and I've been in love with it ever since. I can see myself spending hours, hours, watching water pour over the contours of this miniature landscape.
An antique marble vessel sink, spotted on Veranda.
There's something so appealing about the simplicity of this square black stone vessel sink. It's modern but also beautifully luxe. Spotted on Vintage Mulberry.
You've probably realized by now that I have a bit of a thing for marble sinks. Photo from Vincent Van Duysen.
Technically, this isn't a remarkable sink (the sink looks pretty standard) so much as a remarkable vanity. But I'm including it here anyway, because... well, look at this thing. By Antonio Lupi, spotted on La Femme du Bucheron.
I love this combo of a porcelain sink with delicate patterns and a thick marble countertop. Beautiful, and somewhat within the reach of those of us on not-millionaire budgets. From Lonny.
Who knew a sink in a humble material like concrete could be such a showstopper? It's all in the execution — the deep basin, the wall-mounted faucet, that nifty shelf thing on the back of the sink. Of course, the gorgeous wall treatment doesn't hurt either. From Wall & Deco via Lark & Linen. To see more examples of concrete in the bathroom, click here.
And finally, from architect Oziel Contreras via Archilovers, a sink that's as counfounding as it is beautiful. Obviously the water exits the cantilevered sink on the right side, which connects to the wall, but where does it come from? We're guessing the the pipes that support the mirror also supply the water. Washing your hands in this bathroom would never be boring.