Can the sink be the new architect’s chair?

What the chair has done for living spaces, the sink can certainly do for washspaces.

The chair has historically been seen by architects as a statement; a chance to distil their wider design philosophy into a single object. The Peacock Chair, pictured, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1921, paved the way for other iconic chair designs throughout the 20th century, such as the Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen and the eponymous Eames Chair by the design duo Charles and Ray Eames in 1956.

Just like a chair, the use of a sink in a shared space allows the object to transcend ownership, retaining its inclusive and democratic properties while offering an expression of the designer’s personality.

The washing of one’s hands is more than a thoughtless, functional action. At The Splash Lab, we believe it is a ritual that deserves the same level of considered design that chairs have received for the past century. It’s why we created The Aerofoil, a supremely minimalist basin, machined from a single, thin slab of material, that appears to defy logic with its design, whilst elevating commercial and public washrooms with its pared-back good looks. When specified with our intuitive and beautifully simple Capacitive Sensor Tap and Wall Mounted Soap Dispenser, the three products work in harmony to create a hand-washing experience that breaks new ground. Perhaps one day, The Aerofoil might even colloquially be known as The Splash Lab sink.

By Blake Anderson and Jason Tan 11.03.2018 < Back