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Introducing New Calma Vessel Sinks!

We are excited to announce the launch of our newest Calma vessel sinks!

The first in the line-up is the Cavalli vessel sink which is available in 2 options, completely gloss white and gloss white with matte black exterior. Much like its namesake, the Cavalli vessel sink creates a strong dramatic effect sure to elevate your bathroom landscape. The asymmetrical basin is influenced by the contrast and movement used in this great composer’s works. Built to last a lifetime, this awe-inspiring sink is made from natural, environmentally friendly rock and coated with a UV gel-coat layer guaranteeing a perfect finish for years to come.

Second on the list is our new Puccini featuring a matte black exterior with the same smooth shape, a great way to add dramatic flair to your bathroom landscape.

The final sink on our list isn’t a new model, but instead a much-desired update to the Vivaldi Plus. The overflow drain is now a sleek slit that blends beautifully into the design of the sink and matches with any faucet finish.

 

 

B8811 - Calma vessel sink

All About Calma Vessel Sinks

The Calma Collection

Sophisticated, Whimsical, Elegant, Classic, Dramatic… The Calma family of sinks evokes all these responses – and more.

Modern cast-marble technology allows us to create opulent shapes, structures and surfaces that until now were impossible. Consisting of approximately 75% crushed dolomite, this natural, environmentally friendly mineral rock is infused with bonding resin content, creating a strong and smooth material.

Exquisite

Breathtaking styles to impress at first glance, with craftsmanship that extends to even the smallest details: every form, edge and radius is crafted with absolute precision and accuracy.

Smooth

The natural rock retains its sleekness while accumulating heat, offering a luxuriously warm feeling on contact. The smoothness and noise-absorbing properties of each basin replicate the gentle, soothing sound of falling water.

Durable

Capable of withstanding years of regular use without losing its magnificence.

Environmentally Friendly

The processing of dolomite rock, the key ingredient of cast marble, does not require large amounts of energy, thus lessening environmental impact.

UV Resistant

A superior UV resistant Gelcoat containing molecules that capture solar energy will defy signs of wear and aging by preventing the breakdown of pigment over time.

Hygienic

A wise choice for the family, the non-porous, non-irritant, material resists dirt and soap on the surface, preventing the growth of bacteria.

Effortless

The perpetually smooth, dirt-resistant surface needs less frequent cleaning. Surfaces may be cleaned with standard non-abrasive cleaning agents.

Calma Vessel Sink Brochure

Find the vessel sink that matches your style in our ever-growing Calma Collection today.

 

A Short History of Sinks

Vessel sinks are everywhere these days and we thought we would shine some light on this bathroom feature’s history, beauty and practicality!

The popularity of vessel sinks appeals to the traditionalist as well as to the innovator. It reminds us of the old basins and pitchers and yet allows us to take advantage of modern materials and create elegant, inspirational and durable designs. Whimsical or practical, elegant or massive – the choice is yours. Rather than a boring sink that matches your toilet and tub, you can now make the sink the focal point of your personal creation. Vessel sinks are beautiful, practical and let you express your personal style!

The History of Vessels, Sinks, and Basins

Basins… have been around since the beginning of civilization – an indentation in rock served as a washbasin for our forefathers. Our English word basin comes from the old French word baçon, meaning shallow vessel or dish. Those basins were just basins and didn’t have a drain or plug or other conveniences. What we call sinks are in fact ‘basins’ from which the water ‘sinks’.
The term sink likely comes from the old English term ‘sincan’ – to become submerged, go under, or subside. Originally it referred to the place to where the contents of your basin would sink.
Which brings us to vessel. This term comes from the old Latin ‘vascellum’ meaning vase or urn or ship.

All in all, just as words adapt through time, so do style and design trends. Which is why classic, elegant, conversation-starting vessel sinks are today’s best choice.

Our Calma Collection

ICO carries a line of vessel sinks called Calma. The name Calma recognizes that, for most of us, our bathrooms should be a relaxing retreat from the daily hustle, a place of relaxation. A place of calm.