Archive for the vessel lavs category

November 24th, 2008

Farmhouse Revisited: Zero-Radius Vanity Top


Clean lines inside and out on this vanity top. It is 2″ thick, with a 6″ deep zero-radius sink. This 49″ model can transcend design styles. “Here it’s installed in a 120 year old farmhouse,” says Jeff Robinson of counterevolution, but this piece would work great in a contemporary, or Asian inspired design, too.” This model, and other concrete sinks can be seen in the showroom at our new concrete studio in Moraine, Ohio.

April 9th, 2008

Concrete sink with an American primitive style.

            old-dominion-farm-lav              side view ODL

Thoughts of designing with concrete often bring to mind images of a slick modern, or contemporary industrial style. The Old Dominion Farm lav sink will open a few minds to using concrete sinks in historic homes.

A local antiques dealer recently comissioned a wall mounted concrete sink for a bathroom remodel at her 1859 Lebanon, Ohio farmhouse. She wanted the style to be minimal, and the construction details to reflect the uncomplicated rural craftsmanship of the mid-1800’s.

The overall size is 20″ x 13″ x 71/2″ with a 6″ deep basin.  The zero-radius interior has a tapered bottom, and a flush, center-mounted drain strainer. The sink was cast with a high-performance concrete mix designed to capture some bubbles in the outside walls of the sink. The interior was finished for easy cleaning, and sealed with a satin finish, low maintanence, reactive sealer. The result was a very happy customer with a wall mounted vessel that appears to have been carefully crafted, a hundred and fifty years ago. 

This model included a steel mounting bracket that was hidden behind the drywall. This sink design will adapt easily for use on an open wood stand, as a countertop mounted vessel, or it can be integrated into a concrete vanity top.