MAKE A SPLASH: 8 OF THE BEST FREESTANDING BASINS

Basins needn't be boring. Far from a functional piece of sanitary-ware, these freestanding basins are almost an art form.

The latest styles range from sculptural silhouettes to cone, cylindrical and cuboid shapes. Those carved from marble and other natural stone have an elegant, empirical quality to them that's reminiscent of ancient Greece or Rome, whilst still being firmly rooted in the twenty first century in terms of function and form.

Other models are made from ceramic, metal or composite materials, resulting in sleek and sturdy styles that would complement a sophisticated modern bathroom or cloakroom.

So make a splash with one of the latest styles.

 

Brushed copper basin, £1,495, Livinghouse

Brushed copper basin, £1,495, Livinghouse

Super-sleek, this floor mounted basin has a brushed copper finish that would make an attractive design feature in a modern bathroom.

Evolve basin, from £2,150, Claybrook interiors

Evolve basin, from £2,150, Claybrook interiors

With its minimalist roll top design, this modern basin is a pared-down interpretation of a classic form.

Balik natural black stone basin, £870, Viadurini

Balik natural black stone basin, £870, Viadurini

Make a style statement with this striking basin in natural black stone.

pure one-piece basin and pedestal, £579, Bathstore

pure one-piece basin and pedestal, £579, Bathstore

Gentle curves sweep up from the floor to bloom into this elegant basin.

pietra Carrara marble basin, £1,495, Lusso stone

pietra Carrara marble basin, £1,495, Lusso stone

Carved from a single block of solid, white Carrara marble this stunning basin makes an impressive feature and adds a touch of Grecian glamour to a contemporary bathroom.

Dry marble basin, £7,164, Kreoo at West one Bathrooms

Dry marble basin, £7,164, Kreoo at West one Bathrooms

Named after a typical glass of Martina Dry, this stunning yet simple basin is available in five different types of marble.

Dry marble basin, £7,164, Kreoo at West one Bathrooms

Dry marble basin, £7,164, Kreoo at West one Bathrooms

Named after a typical glass of Martina Dry, this stunning yet simple basin is available in five different types of marble.

Cone natural stone basin, £1,604, Aston Matthews

Cone natural stone basin, £1,604, Aston Matthews

This cone shaped basin is carved from natural stone for a refined yet rustic look.

Flow tall basin, £1,630, JEE-O at CP Hart

Flow tall basin, £1,630, JEE-O at CP Hart

Organic curves and feminine lines make for a simple seamless piece.