This wonderful perspective post is penned by BLANCO Design Council member, Leslie Clagett of KB Culture:
Once bound for the landfill, these kitchen sinks have resurfaced as a modern sculpture. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable into the same product with no reduction in quality, so the artistic detour made by these sinks doesn’t mean it’s the end of their life cycle.
Fairly uniform in size and shape, 166 stainless steel basins were formed into a cube that stands about 11’3” on each side. The sculpture, created by an entity calling itself Trashformaciones, was installed in various locations around Barcelona; the piece assumed a different character in each context.
On the beach, as a man-made object in a natural setting, it’s a study in contrast. A doorway allows viewers to enter the structure, where the experience of the artwork becomes more participatory: sun filters through the drain holes, filling the silvery space with shifting shafts of light.