tilting sink by gwenolé gasnier
tilting sink by gwenolé gasnier tilting sink by gwenolé gasnier
aug 21, 2012

tilting sink by gwenolé gasnier

  ‘un lavobos’ by gwenole gasnier all images © véronique huyghe

french designer gwenole gasnier has conceived ‘un lavabos’, a sink that can adapt to everyone. the common basin has been re-imagined with a simple alteration to accommodate all walks of life – a cut along the body of the piece to allow it to tilt according to the user’s height. by rocking around an axis, the design can be positioned to cater for a standing and seated adult or children, and subsequently locked to secure into place.

the design can be positioned to cater for a standing and seated adult or children

a cut along the body of the piece allows it to tilt according to the user’s height

the design can be locked into place

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  • Interesting, simple and beautiful… Congrats

    Alexandre Alves says:
  • needs to have a second drain near the bottom .. so that it doesnt overflow

    chaitanyak says:
  • the second photograph clearly illustrates a basic flaw in the design of most bathroom vanities – even people of average height must bend over to use the basin and for tall people its even worse

    having said that, this is a very clever design

    dbkii says:
  • Excellent start, probably needs a bottom lip to stop it soaking your trousers when you tilt ……
    Good design; understand a problem, and rationally come up with a solution. Bingo

    mackenzie collins says:
  • where does the water go when tilted?? you need to flip it back?

    jh says:
  • you took the time to scroll down to comment but did not even take the time to look at the last two pictures?? It is clearly visible that the drain is always at the lowest spot, tilted or not. Come on do you really think somebody would design a sink like this without thinking about the most basic thing?

    name says:
  • The designer’s website http://www.gwenolegasnier.fr/designindustriel/lavabos/ (French) mentions a large overflow opening that I assume takes over as a secondary drain when the sink is tilted.
    Still, it would have been nice to see it clearly in the photographs.

    jm says:
  • you can apparently see the overflow opening on the website here :

    bernard says:
  • Not a stupid question, NAME.
    I think you need it to flip back, because it seems the drain is not at the lowest point when flipped.

    tish says:
  • It is. However the perspective of the last photo is kind of misleading.

    dra says:
  • i think it was part of the design. when it is tilted, water builds up because the drain is too high, then you stop the water and push it back, drain the water, and get a killer forearm exercise all in one. clever designers

    crclTatu says:

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