Inspired by chinese ritual culture, I designed a washbasin collection for personal cleanliness ceremony. Steps can lead to sense of time stretch and consequence. With different depth of steps involved, we can hear water dropping every time after washing, this is designed as the last part of the design. Traditional drain and plug arereplaced by a cube shape item which is transformed from traditional Chinese royal family’s container called Ding whose shape could perfectly fit the design of steps.
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      In both Eastern and Western cultures, the more essential things are, the more ritual elements are there. For example, in a Chinese-style wedding, the newlyweds bow or worship to heaven, earth, husband and wife, and each other once. Or, for instance, before a grand football game begins, the players will take the children's hands and sing on the lawn. No matter in the past or today, noble people have more rituals in their lives. In ancient China, the upper class needed corps of servants to assist in washing their hands, holding up the washbasin, handing in towels and soap. And the entire hand washing process required to happen step by step. The seemingly tedious and time-consuming ritual embodies people's yearning and blessings for a better life.The forming of the Relic sink collection comes from two famous buildings in the East and West: the Forbidden City and the Colosseum. In history, these two places were once the venues for grand ceremonies. On the other hand, the two-building layers progressed gradually, and the architectural aesthetics that gradually evolved into shapes also showed a strong sense of ritual.I hope that the relic series sinks can bring people a new and slower washing experience in the busy urban life.