Want a modern bathroom look? For a seriously cool suite, you’ll need a contemporary basin. Often not thought of as a bathroom focal point, but a sculptural or architectural basin design could provide just that. I’ve seen some amazing lit floorstanding designs lately and some look like works of art in their own right. When it comes to contemporary basins, it’s all about those sleek lines, a simple colour palettte and nothing too fussy. Let the well-thought-out pared-back design do all the talking.
If you loved design journo, Jill Morgan’s selection of industrial style basins as much as I did and you’re looking for some more super-cool basin inspo, you’re in the right place. Choose a simple pared-back basin and match with an architectural tap for an effortless cool style. Here’s Jill’s pick of the best contemporary basins out there – enjoy!
If you need a generous sized countertop contemporary basin, then Ashton and Bentley’s new Kubos Basin, £474, is ideal. At 800mm wide there’s plenty of elbow room and you are free to choose the best position for a deck-mounted mixer, too.
Tall and freestanding, this style of basin will suit both bathroom and bedroom. Made from glazed titanium steel, the recessed bowl and exterior are fused to create a softly rounded form. Monolith washbasin, £3441, Bette.
The Lavandino sink is made of Stainless Steel, complete with tap, drain pipe fitting and open plug, BDS London. Its advanced technology allows it to integrate seamlessly with the wall for perfect continuity.
This contemporary basin and storage combination suits every modern bathroom, from a petite ensuite to larger family spaces. The basin features tapered sides and a neat ledge. Choose from four colours and four worktops. Shoreditch 85cm single drawer unit in matt blue, £380; Minerva concrete 850 Worktop, £329; Shoreditch Yacht 3070 1TH countertop basin, £219, Britton Bathrooms.
The seamless form and nifty cutouts make the Double Modo basin, price on application, from Roca a must-have in any busy bathroom. Fit it with or without the coordinating shelf depending on your storage needs.
Tall sided with a wide, sloping rim and a slightly curved profile – Sottini’s Cannobino extra-deep vessel basin, £419.98, is timeless so will see you through any décor trend.
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