Stylish Concrete Sinks Designed To Energize The Kitchen And Bath Industry
Native Trails’ new concrete sinks, made of a historic bond and jute fiber blend called NativeStone™, are ready to goad the concrete pattern in home design and energize the kitchen and bath industry. By including jute—a characteristic, inexhaustible vegetable fiber—to the exclusive concrete mix, Native Trails has rethought concrete as we probably am aware it. These new concrete sinks are 40 percent lighter, considerably more grounded, and much more economical than customary bond sinks since they influence utilization of characteristic assets, to create less waste, and require less vitality than normal concrete generation. Less heave likewise makes them simpler to introduce and more affordable to send than conventional concrete.
In developing NativeStone™, Naomi Howard and Native Trails President Tim Blair visited artisans in Vietnam, where they spent weeks hiking to remote villages, exploring cities both ancient and modern, researching factories and workshops, and coming to appreciate the country’s strong handicraft tradition and deep-rooted artisan culture.
“We were looking for a material that could translate to both a kitchen and a bath sink,” says Native Trails President Tim Blair. “It needed to be artisan-made, with our Eco-Social PositiveTM philosophy and story behind it. It also had to be sustainably crafted to fit with our core beliefs and be viable for business—not an easy thing in reality. Once we saw one of the NativeStone™ prototypes and felt the smooth, cool texture, we fell in love with it. That’s how it goes: if we love the product, it’s a pretty good bet that designers and homeowners will as well.” The result is a product line inspired as much by nature as it is by modern life and by concrete’s naturally industrial appeal. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Native Trails]