The pattern in the wooden basin of this sink prototype is no abstract design. It's a 3D model of the streets of central London.
The designer -- Julia Kononenko -- said she deliberately chose London for the wooden basin, because England is the place where industrial products first appeared back in the 18th century. That thematic choice is apparent not just in the sink's aesthetic, but also its use -- water flows through the wooden grooves of the basin to represent river channels in London. And to represent the city's famous fog, simply leave the hot water running. [Julia Kononeko via Mocovote via MocoLoco]