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erosion sink

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the elegance of the precast concrete design work on hotel remota inspired me to find some more extremely unique concrete designs. pictured here is the erosion sink, designed and fabricated by gore design co. out of tempe, arizona.  founded in 2004, gore design co. aims to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to many major interior furniture pieces such as countertops, fireplace surrounds, sinks, and other furniture.  the erosion sink features a type of eco-concrete that gore design has been working with on a number of projects.  the concrete features the integration of fly-ash and other recycled materials, as well as voc-free sealers and heavy-metal free pigments.  in fact, they’ve re-dubbed their concrete recycrete.  all things considered this sink is a striking piece.  both functional and artistic, the natural aesthetics are calming.  i thoroughly enjoy the shallow tapering nature of the topographic lines meandering to and from each other.  its design almost suggests the degradation of the concrete sink slab was caused over time with nothing more than the faucet running.  the asymmetry of the piece, especially the offset nature of the drain, really make this eco-concrete sink something to behold.

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28 February 2007 - Posted by | green, materials, products

2 Comments »

  1. Good Evening Geoff,

    Thank you for posting our sink! Here is a little more info on this particular design:

    Each Erosion Sink is 100% custom, completely unique, with more than 40 hours spent on creating just the sink portion itself. Erosion Sink pricing is determined by the overall size of the countertop, sink, color, edge detail, inlays, etc. Because each sink is custom, there are no set dimensions; we build according to the space.

    Shipping costs are dependent upon the final size of the piece and exact location, but we charge the client our actual cost for crating and freight, with no markup.

    Should you or anyone else have any questions or require a quote, please feel free to email me directly at brandon@goredesignco.com

    Again, thank you for your post!

    Comment by Brandon Gore | 19 March 2007 | Reply

  2. thanks for the additional information. for me, the conceptual organic topographic nature of this sink almost requires that each is completely custom and unique as one would never find two identical topographic situations in nature. certainly, though, the more than 40 hours spent on each piece is a testament to the craftsmanship behind each of these beautiful sinks. for anyone else out there, if you’d like more information or would like to ascertain a quote on having this piece designed and crafted for your home, please don’t hesitate to contact brandon at his email address given above.

    Comment by Geoff | 20 March 2007 | Reply


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