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Fine Art For The Bathroom

Consider Glass Sinks

When considering new and inventive products for your home, don’t leave out some things you may have never seen or thought about. The latest Home Shows are providing food for thought in planning for new bathroom ideas & planning. Case in point, have you seen the new glass sinks? Look below this paragraph…beautiful right! Well here’s the low down.

Truly there is not a material quite like glass. Beauty unsurpassed, it carries with it a relationship with light which may be described as intimate, as it refracts, channels and amplifies. Your eye playfully dances on its beauty and as it merges with sunlight reveals the true colors of a rainbow if seen just at the right angle. It can be hard and substantial, and yet it seems to almost have the soft appearance of undulating water or the whimsical mobility of a cloud. And nothing else yields such variety of color, form, translucency and texture in the hands of the artisan. True art is peaceful fluid and appealing. What better place to participate in this reflection of light than in the bath.

Yes, we know, you may have a lot of questions. First contrary to common knowledge, the art of glass making is still very much alive and well not only for the sake of art, but for home use. Glasses, wine glasses, crystal, serving pieces and the like are examples. While not many have mastered its properties to create art; this skill has been passed down through generations of artisans who have crafted many of the sculptures and vessels found in the world’s great museums. This month at Kohler, you can see exquisite one-of-a-kind bathroom sinks which have been inspired by these same artisans, producing pure art in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures and forms.

Glass Is An Ancient Art Form

The first artists making glass known to man may have been in nature in the form of lightning, volcanoes, and superheated natural forces underground. These first works are visible in history as jewelry, vessels, and currency which in the ancient world was revered and considered as valuable as gold. From there the rest is history. Fast forward to the year 2012 now. Examine for yourself the next generation of art for the home.

Artist Created Glass Sinks

Your home is your castle. Inside this castle you have it filled with things that can assure peace of mind and a place where you can relax, and enjoy life after a long day’s work. Now enters the glass sink. Collaborating with artists, in some cases for over a year, Kohler has some truly innovative designs in glass that elicit a response. This lasting innovative design in glass sinks, truly can be called emotional on the part of you who enjoy art in the bath. Creative freedom and more control over the entire process means you as a consumer will receive a quality product to visually enjoy in your daily life. Something else to enjoy as you prepare for your day, enjoy with your children, or take part in as new to your home…

Perfect timing Creates One Of A Kind Art For Your Home

The process of creating these pieces is extremely time-intensive, and time-sensitive. Due to the delicate nature of the work, not every sink meets Kohler’s exacting standards of excellence. Glass artisans ply their craft in very brief windows of opportunity, and if the timing and temperature is not precise, if they make the slightest misstep, then the piece goes back into the glass furnace.

The skilled glass makers bring the material to temperatures as high as 2,200 degrees and manipulate the molten glass using one of many techniques. Then they allow it to cool in stages, sometimes for more than a day, creating a piece free of distortions, stress points or flaws. These finished sinks are amazingly consistent with the original design, but the nature of the intricate process guarantees tiny variances that make every one unique.

For example, in spun and cast glass sinks, the artisans allow the molten glass to move and settle in the mold, and then to cool down. As part of that natural process, the body of the glass captures minute bubbles, and the hardened surface forever retains the appearance of a gentle undulation, creating a portrait of movement frozen in glass. Once the cooling process is complete, what emerges is a crystalline, beautiful, and surprisingly durable work of art that is ready to take its rightful place as the centerpiece of your bath.

Case Study:

Kallos® spun glass under-mount bathroom sink – K-2361

With reflective facets of cut glass, Kallos shines like a jewel in the bath or powder room. Part of the Nature’s Chemistry line of bath sinks, the spun-glass under-mount basin offers a distinctive architectural pattern reminiscent of fine crystal. This basin’s design creates stunning visual depth while appropriately concealing the view of toiletries stored inside the vanity.

  • Features
  • Distinctive round spun-glass basin.
  • No faucet holes; requires wall- or counter-mount faucet.
  • Material Glass
  • Installation
  • Under-mount

The finished patterned sink does for the vanity area what just the right accessory does for a location. Creating that special look and feel that elicits a response from you. One that can be enjoyed every time you come into the bathroom and use the sink.

If you have indeed gotten the bug to find out more about beautiful glass sinks for your home, contact us here at Action Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric, Inc. today. We can answer any questions you may have about installation and selection of that right choice for your next remodel in your home.

Call us today and schedule one of our qualified staff professionals to meet with you to discuss your current remodel or renovation. Here is our convenient location to serve you: Sun Prairie, WI: 608-837-3638 when you need an expert for all your plumbing needs…Call us today and get started on making changes in your home!

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