The Hand Basin
This is the first sculptural basin I ever made. Once upon a time, I was looking for an unusual basin for a guest bathroom, but all I could find were yet more variations on the minimalist circle or square. None of them offered anything new, distinctive or surprising. So I decided to make the basin myself, and started looking around for inspiration for a strikingly unique design.
I have always been fascinated by hands – their versatility, their expressiveness, their usefulness, and the never ending fun I had while making things with mine. It was as I sat on a bus, studying my own hands and wondering what I could make with them, that the idea of the ‘hand basin’ came to me.
The basin is in fact just one hand placed against a full length mirror. The effect is of two cupped hands floating as if magically in mid air, offering you a place to wash your hands.
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