- Prototype made for Objet 4 exhibition
- Designer: Nasim Razavian
- Materials: Black granite natural stone, Fusion granite natural stone basin, Black MDF
Materials, colors, forms, patterns, and volume of this washbasin and storage unit are all in favor attracting the gaze to the play between water and stone; similar to the experience we have while staring at the stones in the river.
This washbasin is the reminder of Indian stepwells which were usually built in arid parts of the Indian subcontinent. These large reservoirs, looking like inverted ziggurats, were dug into the ground to collect rainwater. In order to arrive to the water, there were multiple staircases showing the rituals around water and the tributes to the goddesses of the well.
In this basin water falls on the black-stone levels descending step by step through flowing on the slightly sloped surfaces. After reaching to the last level, water put the pattern of the middle fusion-tone in motion.
There is separate fusion stone which acts as a dam, and when necessary — eg. while washing clothes — it transforms the basin into a small pond. This way the stillness of water on stone is sensed.