Beam Collection

Zucchetti.Kos

2021

The earliest sinks were “dry sinks” — wash basins or deep bowls that were manually filled with water. In this way, the sink and the bowl are fundamentally related. The advances of modern plumbing made sinks more complex, forming an altogether different archetype. Bowls, however, have largely remained the same: vessels for nourishment that are pleasant to hold.

The Beam washbasin takes from these early foundations of the category. The gentle curvature is modeled after a prototypical soup bowl and interior platforms provide space for soap bars or bath accessories — forming a functional and empathetic design language.

This way of thinking is extended to a simple open storage console. Formally modeled after the I-beam, the supporting shelf highlights the structural strength of this common shape with minimal embellishment, emphasizing its ordinary beauty. The dimensions are a product of practicality: its height is determined by the height of two rolls of bath tissue, and the width accommodates the sink while offering generous space for everyday necessities.


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Winner of a 2021 Red Dot “Best of the Best” Award.


Designed in collaboration with Joseph Guerra.

Project Team:
Chris Crowley
Evan Dempsey
Project Assistant:
Elie Fazel

Images:
Zucchetti.Kos