Timeless Magnetic Drainage

You know the feeling. “Why can’t I just design around this? Does this object REALLY need this part to function?” That’s what designer Dallas Winspear asked of the common, everyday sink. “Does it need this ugly drainage hole?” he asked, and the answer was (and is!) no. No way! Design around it! Heck, design headfirst into it. This is “Lavinia”, a sink made of Corian or other high density polymer with a plugging mechanism recessed into the body of the sink, completely changing the dynamic of how the water exits.

The secret of this wonderful contraption is in rare earth magnets and two silicone rubber strips. The sink can be drained without putting your hand underwater, and can be made in any combination of colors.

I choose purple!

This project is a Reece Bathroom Innovations Award Finalist.

Designer: Dallas Winspear

23 Comments

  • Carlos says:

    Looks great! Well done.

  • Carlos says:

    Looks great! Well done.

  • nonono says:

    Looks like it's easy to catch molds. Should be able to take off to clean the pink bar.

  • nonono says:

    Looks like it's easy to catch molds. Should be able to take off to clean the pink bar.

  • StupidDesignContest says:

    Are you Stupid ??
    Because that's just totally a stupid product design : they forgot the evacuation of flood water !!!!
    you said that people give price to this !

    – Let's go children !!! Have fun !

  • StupidDesignContest says:

    Are you Stupid ??
    Because that's just totally a stupid product design : they forgot the evacuation of flood water !!!!
    you said that people give price to this !

    – Let's go children !!! Have fun !

  • hoori says:

    I like it. I also like nonono's idea about being able to take the part off for cleaning.

  • hoori says:

    I like it. I also like nonono's idea about being able to take the part off for cleaning.

  • Acen Chen says:

    The shape of the whole ideas is great, but the reason why there are no such design in the market because most of the w washbasin are made by ceramic/porcelain..the accuracy of the combination with plastic and porcelain will not that easy. Second, the mechanism of the slider(drainage) also not easy to build in inside the porcelain…so..maybe you/we/someone can make a …nano plastic( to prevent dirt/filth remain at the surface of the washbasin….

  • Acen Chen says:

    The shape of the whole ideas is great, but the reason why there are no such design in the market because most of the w washbasin are made by ceramic/porcelain..the accuracy of the combination with plastic and porcelain will not that easy. Second, the mechanism of the slider(drainage) also not easy to build in inside the porcelain…so..maybe you/we/someone can make a …nano plastic( to prevent dirt/filth remain at the surface of the washbasin….

  • Christine says:

    Great design! Thanks for sharing. This would be very cool in Corian(r)! Christine from DuPont

    • ironoclast says:

      It was actually designed to be made from Corian. It is even written in the description at the top.

  • Christine says:

    Great design! Thanks for sharing. This would be very cool in Corian(r)! Christine from DuPont

    • ironoclast says:

      It was actually designed to be made from Corian. It is even written in the description at the top.

  • Love the design , should of won the Reece competiion.

  • Love the design , should of won the Reece competiion.

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