Thomas Coward’s Dune Basin
Developed by Thomas Coward, the Principal Designer of Australian bathroom products manufacturer Omvivo, the Dune Basin is clearly inspired by the swelling and falling forms of the desert landscape. To be officially released this upcoming July, the Dune Basin is an organic take on modernist basin design: sleek and deliberately asymmetrical. What I find interesting about the Dune Basin’s design is that, unlike many of Omvivo’s other Basin designs, the Dune is not weighed down with strong angular accents or slabs of weighty material in the traditional modernist sense. Although the images focus more intentionally on a clean, simple modern bathroom design to complement the sink, it may be interesting to see the Dune Basin in a hip, charming bathroom that did not focus so much on a stream-lined motif. The Dune Basin certainly doesn’t discount this as a possibility.