Mother of pearl is a composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer. It is also what makes up the outer coating of this sink and is strong and resilient. Mother of pearl appears iridescent because the thickness of the aragonite platelets is close to the wavelength of visible light. These structures interfere constructively and destructively with different wavelengths of light at different viewing angles, creating structural colours.
These mother of pearls sinks are made up of individual tiles of mother of pearl adhered to a high-density glass bowl with super strength aerolite glue. This glue was originally designed for aircraft production and is water and heat resistant. The sinks are solidly sealed and coated so there is no risk of mould or dirt entering between the tiles.
Specifications: Measurement: 40.6 cm diameter, 12.5 cm height