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Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek

In a portable world trending towards light and thin, it’s refreshing to see something so heavy. Introducing Chesney Architectural’s ‘stamp sink’ , a classic sink with a bowl and pedestal that looks like it was ripped straight out of the Roman Forum via Downton Abbey. One thinks floor reinforcement for installation – but then again, any joists robust enough to cope with Lady Mary and maid dragging the corpse of an oversexed Turkish diplomat around at all hours should manage here.


 

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