There’s some amazing science behind language, and the imagery we associate with certain sounds. Words that end in “-ash” for example often have a connotation of violence, such as smash, crash, bash, or slash. Such words are known as “phonesthemes.”
Clunk is a great example of a phonestheme—it doesn’t just mean that something is bulky and awkward, it also sounds and feels thick, heavy, and cumbersome. Many bathroom designs are, for lack of a better word, clunky. There’s an underlying assumption that your bathroom will inevitably include a gigantic box surrounding the area where you’ll wash your hands. Bathroom vanities are standard issue decor… if you consider cupboards to be decor. But what if you want something less obtrusive? What if you have a small space? What if you don’t need twelve cubic feet of storage in your guest bathroom?
American Standard’s pedestal sink from their Townsend collection offers a bright, open, refreshing alternative that’s anything but clunky. Smooth design made specifically with complimentary American Standard faucets in mind, this fixture will help you see your bathroom in a whole new way.
Gigantic boxes belong in warehouses, not bathrooms. Get rid of the “clunk” in your space with a little help from the Townshend collection.
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