TREND CHECK - VESSEL SINKS

 

PCG FACTOID #3:  Vessel sinks that sit on top of the vanity rather than being built into the vanity are feature items in bath showrooms. A broad array of styles are now available to blend into any decor. These sinks are made of a wide variety of materials such as glass, marble, wood, bronze and copper. How do you feel about this trend?

 

2007 - 2008

 

 

N = 966

PERCENTAGE

NOT FAMILIAR BEFORE THIS SURVEY BUT APPEALING

5.5%

NOT FAMILIAR BEFORE THIS SURVEY BUT NOT APPEALING

15.1%

FAMILIAR, NOT DESIRABLE

43.2%

FAMILIAR, DESIRABLE

19.4%

FAMILIAR, VERY DESIRABLE

11.4%

FAMILIAR, DEFINITELY PLAN TO USE IN FUTURE

4.3%

NOW OWN AND ENJOY IT

1.1%

NOW OWN AND DON'T RECOMMEND IT

0.1%

 

PCG COMMENTS:  Vessel sinks are extremely popular... at trade shows, in magazines and in upscale bath showrooms. Our view is that they are 'chill' for certain baths such as high profile half baths and those in uppity restaurants. We understand a new model made of hand split popsicle sticks is forthcoming... Ok, would you believe rosewood from the rainforests of South America? Seriously, these sinks do make a fashion statement but it will be a rather long while before consumers adopt them on a large scale. Familiarity, desirability and ownership are on a gentle incline at present.
FYI, in 2003, 34% found vessel sinks desirable in 2007 the figure is 42%.



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