From classic round shapes to modern geometric designs, bathroom basins come in an array of sizes and styles to enhance any space. When it comes to choosing a new basin, most of us play it safe and stick to designs that are rather plain and practical, but we wanted to dig a litter deeper into the world of bathroom sinks to see what we could uncover. No matter if your bathroom can accommodate a freestanding basin, or you prefer an in-built countertop sink or alternate design, Big Bathroom Shop has you covered.
So, if you’re after something that’s really going to stand out from the crowd and make a statement, these extraordinary bathroom basins might be just what you’re looking for.
Milano Altham Countertop Basin
The Milano Altham oval countertop basin complete with wall mounted tap is the perfect option for adding chic, contemporary style to any bathroom. This beautifully designed basin features smooth curved lines and an eye-catching design. The addition of the wall mounted tap completes the look of the Altham countertop basin perfectly.
Milano Altham Countertop Basin
Milano 2-in-1 combination unit
Milano 2-in-1 toilet and basin combination unit
Okay, so this may not be the most extraordinary bathroom basin on our list, but the Milano 2-in-1 toilet and basin combination unit offers a fantastic space saving solution for tiny cloakrooms and en-suites. The unit cleverly combines the toilet and basin into one stylish and space saving design, and conceals unsightly pipework for a neat and tidy finish. Choose from gloss white, stone grey and oak effect finishes.
Bicycle bathroom sink
If you’re a fan of cycling, then you’ll love this bicycle bathroom sink! Designed by artist Benjamin Bullins, the sink uses a bicycle as a stand, which supports the weight of the basin and a wooden counter top.
Bullins used an old bicycle for a vintage look, and repurposed it to create something that’s unusual but is actually really practical too. The basket at the front provides an interesting way to store face cloths or other bathroom essentials, while the counter top adds extra storage space.
Bicycle bathroom sink by Benjamin Bullins
Butcher’s block washstand (Little Design House)
Butcher’s block washstand
Since we’re on the subject of upcycling, we just had to include this butcher’s block washstand in our list! A great way to create a unique look, this washstand features a stainless steel sink and plenty of storage space too. It just shows what can be achieved with some imagination and creativity.
Water Map basin
Julia Kononenko, a designer from the Ukraine, has taken the flat sink concept in a new direction and created a laminated wood block, which takes on the form of a topographic map that follows the pattern of streets in the centre of London.
When used, the water enters the channels and flows to a drain hidden in the back. The Water Map basin was modeled on London for a specific reason; it was one of the main birthplaces of the industrial revolution. The huge industrial growth during this revolution was powered mainly by coal, and it seems fitting that this sink could wash that dust right off.
Water Map basin by Julia Kononenko
Ammonite wash basin by HighTech
Ammonite wash basin
Constructed from formed concrete, the Ammonite wash basin from HighTech features a fossil shaped design. Showcasing the organic qualities of concrete, this basin will certainly add wow factor to any bathroom. Although this basin looks amazing, we’re not quite sure how practical the design really is when it comes to washing and cleaning.
Kub glass basin
Featuring sharp, geometric lines and a minimalist design, this almost invisible bathroom sink has certainly caught our eye. Reduced to its purest form, the Kub basin features a glass frame, which is supported by a carrara marble stone mount.
Designed by Bulgarian architect, Victor Vasilev, this surreal basin seems to disappear when viewed from certain standpoints. It’s even supplied with a wall mounted basin tap and fittings that are designed to perfectly enhance the glass sink. The basin is also available in a his-and-hers design.
KL basin by Omvivo
The KL basin by Omvivo is sure to add sleek designer style to any bathroom. Featuring a unique design and clean lines, this basin does not hold water, instead it hits the surface and flows back into the stainless steel grate creating a gentle waterfall effect. Suited to both commercial and domestic applications, the KL basin sure stands out from the crowd.
Nina Mair Shell basin
The beautifully crafted Shell basin by Nina Mair will add a relaxing spa-like vibe to any bathroom. This stunning wash basin is carved from luxurious walnut using a CNC milling machine, refined by hand and oiled several times.
Featuring an ergonomic design, the basin’s drain and overflow are integrated and lie flush with the surface for a completely seamless finish. We especially love how the copper wall mounted tap enhances the design of the basin.
Shell basin by Nini Mair
Carbon basin by SplinterWorks
SplinterWorks carbon basin
The SplinterWorks carbon wash basin is sure to make a serious designer statement in any contemporary bathroom. Featuring a striking sculptural form, this wash basin is based on the exact same design as the unique hammock shaped bath. SplinterWorks have pioneered the use of carbon fibre in the bathroom, which is not only strong and lightweight, but offers supreme texture too.
Tell us… which bathroom basin has caught your eye? We would love to know, so share in the comments or tweet us @BigBathroomShop! If you’ve spotted anymore unusual bathroom basins, let us know and we’ll include them on this list.
Hi, I’m Liz, an interiors blogger. My main focus area is the bathroom, where I aim to inspire anyone who’s planning and designing a new bathroom – you’ll find plenty of tips, how-to guides and a wealth of ideas!