Customized, Minimalist Vanity Sinks

Products / October 14, 2015

Here we have a couple of items that are all about minimalism for the bath.

MTI Baths’ new vanity sinks are made from ground bauxite that’s mixed with a binding agent and then poured into molds, for flexibilty and customization.

“More than a year ago, we concepted what we call vanity sinks,” says Michael Kornowa, director of marketing at MTI. “Basically they’re a complete integration of sink bowls with vanity tops, and because of the process, they offer flexibility and customization.”

The company’s new Boutique Collection features a Parsons and Waterfall (“that’s what it looks like as it drops down vertically from the horizontal plane,” he says) designs, both of them lean and contemporary. They’re offered in four bowl styles: centered, offset right or left, two bowls, or biased toward the back of the vanity.

“They’re two to 72 inches long,” he says. “We make all of them by hand and build them when the order comes in.”

The standard height is 34 inches with a depth is 18” or 22” depending on the bowl style selected.  A unique “floating” shelf adds storage space and comes in four lengths up to 48”.  The shelf, like the vanity sink, is made from MTI Baths’ proprietary Engineered Solid Stone™.

They’re offered in white, off-white and biscuit, in matte and gloss finishes. The company’s also moving toward gray, Kornowa says, because it’s “the new beige.”

Both the Parsons and Waterfall vanity sinks are designed for high-end residential baths, but can be customized for commercial use, particularly in the burgeoning hospitality market.

“We custom mold all the time for hotels trying to elevate the quality and caliber of their rooms,” he says. “We’ll work with them to design something fresh just for the hotel property.”

Better yet, he adds, “they’re as green as they can be.”

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Michael Welton
I write about architecture, art, and design for national and international publications. I am the author of "Drawing from Practice: Architects and the Meaning of Freehand" (Routledge, 2015), and the former architecture critic for the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.




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