Published at Wednesday, 30 January 2019. Kitchen Faucet and Sink. By Osvald Henriksen.
Keep in mind that no choice is radically wrong. Our forebears were apt to use any number of materials, depending on available local resources, and these all changed over intervening decades. However, you can make some assumptions based on region (heavy stone was expensive to ship from New England quarries, for instance) and technology (stainless steel wasn't widely available until the 1940s).
Did we just find our dream sink? Helping to break up the strict black and white color palette at work within this Barcelona apartment by Raul Sanchez Architects, an unexpected hint of brass delineates the sink and hardware from its surrounding landscape. This metallic beauty is a testament to the power of contrast.
Yes, soapstone and slate sinks were found in farmhouses, but probably not in the Midwest or on the West Coast. Soapstone is quarried exclusively in Vermont (although some today come from Brazil). Slate has more widespread sources, along the Appalachians in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Vermont, and Maine.
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