I think I’ve just found the most beautiful modern kitchen sink ever. I don’t normally write about contemporary decor. But. Then This. In my research travels, I stumbled upon this Blanco Modex kitchen sink and thought it was really quite… perfect… if your look is contemporary.
The video brings the sexy sculptural lines of this modern sink alive:
Genius drainboard design makes this product
But to my eye, the angular drainboard design is the real stroke of genius that takes this kitchen sink from good to great. Rather than simply recessing the drainboard in the wrap-around deck, the designer started it at the top edge of the front (a practical move, for chopping, etc., too). Then, look carefully, and like me, do you see that the drainboard slopes back and down toward the sink at compound angle? It’s hard to tell exactly, but if so, wow. Who’da thunk a drainboard design could make such an impact.
The Blanco Modex seems like an instant 21st Century classic. Others noticed, too, and the company says it won a 2012 Red Dot International Design Award. Yes — this is not a new-today design — but like I said, I don’t normally pay attention to or write about contemporary design kitchen and bath fixtures.
The company says that Modex is:
… made from Blanco’s patented SILGRANIT II formula. It is resistant to heat, chips, scratches, food acids and offers an impervious Hygienic+Plus shield against bacteria and dirt.
“You can prep, cut and clean right on MODEX,” said Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing. “This is a workstation and sink in one. It’s a stunning fixture that you don’t have to treat delicately. You can put it to work and abuse it. It’s as tough as it is gorgeous.”
I’d go with the white:
Of course, I’d prefer this kitchen sink in white. When making big purchases meant to last many many years, I lean conservative about choosing details that are too trendy. “Anthracite”… “Cinder”… etc…. hmmmmm. White will always be crisp and modern! I also tend to think dark kitchen sinks will show dirt and water spots worse than white sinks will.
The drainboard gives this modern kitchen sink a nod to mid century
I suspect there are quite a few readers with midcentury modern homes who want to bring contemporary design into their kitchens. Because this sinks gives a nod to vintage drainboard sinks and in such a beautiful way, I think it’s an excellent choice for the MCM-marries-contemporary short list.
Modern — even if it’s not mid century modern — for sure can be good.