Phoenix Design, winner of the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2018, has created the SilicaTec Granite Sink for hansgrohe. Minimalist and with a linear design, the piece is easy to clean and a perfect fit for any kitchen.
SilicaTec is a composite made from quartz and acrylic resins. In addition to offering a natural look, it is smooth, hard and non-porous, thanks to the use of only rounded quartz particles.
Being heat, stain and impact resistant means it is free of any traces left by red wine, coffee, tea and even hot pots and pans.
Phoenix Design has given this piece a broad rim surface, so the material takes the spotlight and it allows space for extra features.
For instance, it is the connecting element for the two-hole mixer unique to hansgrohe sink combination units.
Other highlights include the placement of controls. One is a lever handle on the front right-hand side of the sink that can be switched to select precise water temperatures and volumes.
Another model has the Select button, which turns the tap on and off, located on the right sink rim. Turning the button opens and closes the drain.
This story is produced in collaboration with hansgrohe. It first appeared in Issue 110: June/July of d+a.