Blanco Ikon (Kitchen Sink) by Lori Dolnick
2016 - 2017, Platinum A' Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Award Winner
Inspiration
Our goal with the creation of the BLANCO IKON was to once again raise the bar for innovation in kitchen sink fixtures, states Tim Maicher, Marketing Director for BLANCO. After years of research, our engineers were able to deliver what was thought a technical impossibility a true granite composite apron front kitchen sink. BLANCO is the undisputed leader in granite sinks for more than three decades.
Creativity
BLANCO launches IKON the first Apron Front sink of its kind crafted from BLANCO’s patented SILGRANIT material, which combines on-trend color selection with extreme durability. This is the first apron front sink made of granite composite. It is resistant to heat, household acid, chips, scratches and comes in three colors. The science behind SILGRANIT offers a level of protection that ensures that the apron front on the IKON won’t scratch, and will maintain its beauty after years of use.
Design Challenges
Making an apron front from granite composite was thought a technical impossibility and it took years to engineer and make a reality. The apron front takes a lot of abuse and this functional area of the kitchen requires a durable material that resist chips, scratches, drops, household acids, heat and more.
Production Technology
The BLANCO IKON is the first apron front sink made from granite composite. This provides consumers and designers with a choice of colors and durability never before available with this iconic shape. With the most colors, designs and durability, BLANCO has been the leader in granite, granite-like and composite sinks since 1981. For a generation, BLANCO has continuously developed and perfected our own exclusive industry-leading SILGRANIT material, which now features a new, smoother surface that is easier to clean. SILGRANIT sinks are beautifully designed and scientifically proven to be scratch, stain and heat-resistant, which makes the IKON apron front sink extremely durable. The sink is one of the most heavily used areas of the kitchen and apron front sinks experience more contact than traditional undermount sinks. The science behind SILGRANIT offers a level of protection that ensures that the apron front on the IKON won’t scratch, and will maintain its beauty after years of use.
       
     
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