The Pedestal-Freestanding Sink Makes A Stylish Comeback

There was a time when pedestal sinks were the most fashionable and everybody had one. With time we discovered that, although they look graceful and beautiful, they’re not the most practical type storage-wise. But that didn’t make pedestal sinks obsolete. In fact, it made them more interesting . There are still a lot of interesting pedestal sink designs today, a lot of them being adapted to the modern times. They range from very simple to sculptural and eye-catching and each such freestanding washbasin has its own unique particularities in addition to the defining characteristics.

Marco Piva Black Freestanding sinkView in gallery

Marco Piva - Isole CollectionView in gallery

Isole collection bathroom from Marco PivaView in gallery

All three of these pedestal sinks and freestanding wash basins are part of a collection called Isole. The series is designed by Marco Piva for Lithea and it’s been inspired by the materials and the history of Sicily. Marble reveals its uniqueness and elegance making each sink and basin stand out in a unique way thanks to the intricate beauty of the patterns.

Diamond Boca Do Lobo Luxury BathroomView in gallery

The inspiration for this exquisite sink is the element that also gave it its name: Diamond. This is a modern and sculptural interpretation of a timeless feature meant to add richness and style to the bathroom. This freestanding sink does that through a beautiful combination of marble and gold-plated brass and a sculptural geometric form.

Origin Inbani FreestandingView in gallery

Exquisite marble also makes the Origin pedestal sink stand out. its design is inspired by oriental motifs. With a simple and graceful silhouette, the sink becomes a decorative element for the bathroom, serving as a focal point and even as a sculpture.

Bowl Wire InbaniView in gallery

Named simply Bowl, this pedestal sink puts together industrial and modern influences resulting is a unique and eclectic design which impresses with its versatility. The sink puts together marble and metal and its pedestal integrates a sleek shelf that coordinates with the circular base.

Koi Freestand WashbasinView in gallery

The popular koi fish symbol inspired a lot of beautiful designs including this unusual sink. This is a freestanding washbasin inspired by the Japanese culture. It has scales on its sides which form a beautiful pattern. The brass and marble combo is not a very common one and the Koi freestanding sink makes the most of it.

Barrel style freestanding washbasinView in gallery

Sink designs such as this one are the updated version of the traditional pedestal sinks. These days the forms are simpler and less intricate, more focused on simplicity and the overall organic beauty.

Marble curved washbasin freestandingView in gallery

Marble sinks are always refined and elegant. In addition to that, each one is unique. The best way to showcase he marble’s beautiful and unique pattern and veins is in a solid and simple form.

Modern bathroom design with a freestanding washbasinView in gallery

Although the biggest disadvantage of pedestal sinks is the fact that  they don’t offer any storage, they also offer a unique advantage, that of style. They can’t really be compared with anything else. In this case, the design is simple, robust and solid, a great way to stand out without being too obvious.

Round freestanding wash basinView in gallery

Pedestal sinks aren’t the most suitable type of small bathrooms or for residential bathrooms in general. After all, who wouldn’t want some extra storage inside a vanity? On the other hand, they’re perfect for public restrooms, restaurants or other similar settings.

Freestanding bathroom washbasin with towel rackView in gallery

Some designs add more functional and practical than others. For example, this freestanding washbasin has a built-in handle which can be used as a towel holder. Its beautifully integrated into the design of the sink.

Contemporary freestading washbasinView in gallery

Pedestal sinks in general are appreciated for their clean and simple look. They conceal all the pipes and sink-related features which are usually exposed inside a vanity sink. This gives the bathroom a clean and simple look, hiding all those little things that could create a cluttered look.

Freestanding washbasin with copper faucetView in gallery

Your faucet options are a bit different in the case of a pedestal sink. As always, there are several different types of choose from. One is the wall-mounted faucet which isn’t in any way connected to the sink. Another option is a floor faucet which is long and fixed to the floor. In some cases, the faucet is installed on the sink.

Antolini Marble Freestanding WashbasinView in gallery

It’s easier to make a sink blend in when its design is simple and solid. Take these marble freestanding sinks for example. They match the floor and the wall behind them, becoming one with the decor. Similar, a freestanding sink can become a focal point or a statement piece for the bathroom.