Can The Sink Be The New Architect’s Chair?

4 months ago

By Blake Anderson & Jason Tan, Lovair  

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

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, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1921, paved the way for other iconic 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 Lovair, we believe it is a ritual and deserves the same level of considered design that chairs have received for the past century. To that end, here are some of the various progressive trough sinks we’ve created:

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Image: Frank Lloyd Wright, chair from the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo. Image via


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