The old saying "There is nothing new under the sun" certainly holds true when referring to the "modern" vessel sink. It seems to be not all that long that the ceramic wash basin was a standard bathroom fixture. It was not until the late 1990s that someone decided to place a large bowl, similar in size and shape to the familiar old world style wash basin, on top of a cabinet, added a drain and the rest is history.
The bathroom vessel sink sits directly on the vanity surface. Faucets are either mounted on the vanity top or on the wall behind the vessel sink.
MATERIAL, STYLES, FINISHINGS
Bathroom vessel sinks come in a large range of materials, styles and finishes. The most common materials used for making vessel sinks are stone and hand blown glass. There are literally hundreds of stunning colours and shapes to choose from.
Natural stone sinks are fashioned from a single block in almost the same manner a lathe is used to make a wooden salad bowl from a single piece of wood. Needless to say that stone vessel sinks come with a hefty price tag. Bathroom vessel sinks are also made of ceramic, stainless steel, copper or marble.