Ammonite Washbasin By High Tech Design

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Ammonite concrete washbasin. Sink. By High Tech Design.Great washbasin design: 'Ammonite' by High Tech Design from Germany

This absolutely uniquely concrete shaped washbasin shows the natural elegant beauty of a fossilised ammonite.

The unique design was inspired by the archaic beauty of ammonites combined with the organic qualities of concrete. High Tech Design offers it in several colours, for table-mounted or wall-mounted tap/faucet. 

Ammonite sink washbasin by High Tech Design.What are ammonites?
Ammonites are an extinct species of cephalopods which lived in the sea about 400 million years ago. Their shells are found all over the world and they are very much sought-after by fossil-hunters, their collector’s value depending on size and the state of preservation.

The fascinating shape of ammonite fossils – which resembles a rolled up helix – is the basic design element in the new HighTech washbasin. The association of water and fossil design is a clear allusion to the prehistoric inspiration for the Ammonite washbasin.

Ammonites get their name from their spiral shape as their fossilized shells somewhat resemble tightly-coiled rams' horns. Pliny the Elder called fossils of these animals ammonis cornua ("horns of Ammon") because the Egyptian god Ammon (Amun) was typically depicted wearing ram's horns.

The designers of High Tech Design:
– Erik Demmer
– Christian Schaeffler
– Michael Schmidt
– Werner Scholpp

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