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This wonderful perspective post is penned by BLANCO Design Council member, Leslie Clagett of KB Culture:
Once bound for the landfill, these kitchen sinks have resurfaced as a modern sculpture. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable into the same product with no reduction in quality, so the artistic detour made by these sinks doesn’t mean it’s the end of their life cycle.
Fairly uniform in size and shape, 166 stainless steel basins were formed into a cube that stands about 11’3” on each side. The sculpture, created by an entity calling itself Trashformaciones, was installed in various locations around Barcelona; the piece assumed a different character in each context.
On the beach, as a man-made object in a natural setting, it’s a study in contrast. A doorway allows viewers to enter the structure, where the experience of the artwork becomes more participatory: sun filters through the drain holes, filling the silvery space with shifting shafts of light.
BLANCO wins the 2012 KBCULTURE Award in the sink category for its stunning CRYSTALLINE sink citing innovation and artistic design. In addition, an honorable mention was given to the BLANCO CERANA apron front reversible fireclay sink. KBCULTURE offers a popular and selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design. With an international following from consumers, homeowners and editors, the site is produced by Leslie Clagett, a well-known industry editor and author of The New City Home and The Smart Approach to the Organized Home. Judging along with Clagett was Alice Liao, executive editor and writer of K+BB Magazine.
The winning CRYSTALLINE offers a sliding glass cutting board, which neatly conceals the stainless steel basin and also converts them into a handy workspace for meal preparation. The sink comes in black and white and is perfect for the compact kitchen.
“CRYSTALLINE’s use of glass gives the sink a very distinctive, contemporary look,” states Leslie Clagett, founder and judge of the annual KBCULTURE Awards. “It would be great if the CRYSTALLINE countertop drain-control mechanism takes hold in the US market.”
“A reversible sink-such an imaginative concept. The green potential raised by the two-in-one design is though-provoking,” adds Clagett.
Past winner includes The BLANCO CULINA faucet, which won the 2011 KBCulture Award in the faucet category.
Stop by ICFF in New York City May 19-22 to see all of BLANCO’s latest innovations and award-winning products.
BLANCO’s new products were a big hit at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (K/BIS)! Here are some highlights for you to enjoy.
Cindy Dole, host of CBS Home Wizards broadcast live from BLANCO’s K/BIS booth on Saturday, April 17. You can listen to her show by clicking on the link or image below. There’s a lot of great information from companies that attended the show on what’s new in kitchen design.
Dwell featured the new RONIS™ sink and LEVOS™ faucet in their post-K/BIS slide show. View the show to see all the new and exciting products Dwell loved!
BLANCO also received a design award recognition from KBCulture for our SOLON Composting System.