The Flow Sink takes inspiration from the way in which water erodes and dissolves stone, forming deep flow rills.
As a poetic analogy, the sink’s metal envelop reveals only part of the stone, while functioning as the sink’s handle, running all the way down its length. Its conical envelop is entirely made of aluminium, manually bent to follow the shape of the inner core. It has then been finished with a nanotechnology coating.
When you open the door, you discover the intricate, carved stone interior, designed digitally and excavated from a solid block of stone. The stone was 3D milled and finished by hand, with reference to a small 3D-printed physical model provided to the craftsmen in Italy.
The Flow Sink is a sculptural piece that takes inspiration from the natural path of water as it gently overflows and through time forges an eroded channel that reveals a contrasting core beneath.
Photography by Studio Auber