Happy Friday my friends! This week, I’m feeling all posh and fancy. Want to know why? Because without knowing it, I chose an Italian handmade ceramic sink to grace our bathroom in Bardonecchia. Champagne tastes on a beer budget as my Momma always said. Honestly I just liked the look of it! That and I think it’s actually wide and tall enough to keep water from splashing all over the counter. One of my pet peeves in the bathroom. Anyone else hate that as much as me? Thankfully our architect knows a lot more than I do about sink design.
Handmade Italian Ceramic Sink
It was our architect who pointed us in the direction of Ceramica Cielo. It seemed fated to me since Cielo means sky in Italian and Paolo is so in love with skies that he created an entire series of Skyscapes. Cielo’s lofty mission statement is just one of the reasons I’m excited enough about our sink to sit down and write a post about it. Here are two reasons I’m excited about our sink and one honest question for my fellow home owners slash design geeks out there.
First up, Ceramica Cielo’s mission statement.
Like I said, lofty right?! It’s not really the words in the mission statement but the action that’s followed them that makes Cielo the right choice for us. Paolo is a color person. His art is driven by a love of color. When he found out he could get a toilet and bidet in matte gray he was over the moon excited about it. Seriously folks, we’re excited about our bidet too which yes, is also by Cielo.
One of the things Cielo has won awards for, is the range of colors offered in their product line. Take a look at this video and you’ll see what I mean.
Confession, my Italian language skills are not THAT good. In order to understand that video I had to keep pausing it and looking up words. Anyway, you get the idea. For now, ladies and gentleman allow me to introduce our soon to be sink “Le Bacinelle.”
Bacinelle means basin in Italian. To me this lovely lavello (that’s sink in Italian) is far too fancy for such a simple name. Here’s why.
The second reason I’m so excited about our new sink is I know who the designer is! Well not in person, no. I just know who designed our sink because Cielo lists the designer on their website.
Not counting our year of the nomad, I’ve moved over 20 times as an adult. That’s a lot of apartments. Apartments (at least in my experience) don’t have sinks with designers whose names you know. Most certainly not hand-made beautifully colored Italian ceramic sinks. So yeah, I’m feeling pretty posh right about now! Or is this just want adulting looks like?
Having never owned a home before and this being my first renovation, I’m curious, is it normal to know who designed your sink? If our trip to the lighting store is any indication, it might just be. I’ll fill you in on that soon. For now, if you’re a home owner or have done a renovation or two I’d love to hear your POV on this one. Leave your thoughts in the comments below pretty please?
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