Alex (yakshaver) wrote,

An unlikely example of good design

When I went to wash my hands at the restaurant last night, I had an encounter of a sort that always delights me: an example of an everyday object whose design brilliantly suits its purpose, and I just had to snap a picture:

Maybe the very first design failure I ever noticed (I was eight years old) was bathroom sinks where the water runs out the spout so close to the back wall of the sink that you can't really get your hands under the spout. This sink not only directs water at the middle of the bowl, but it also takes up the bare minimum amount of space you need to wash your hands. It is just about perfectly suited to its purpose, and as elegant an example of good design in an everyday object as I can think of.
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