Vanity Flair

Dark wenge contrasts with light anigre wood — an African hardwood that Granato compares to maple. The remodeler chose to use engineered veneers for their consistency and because they last well. The box on the left has a door for concealed storage; the open box can be used for display; and the light-colored center section conceals the plumbing. After finalizing the vanity concept with the client, the team shopped for a vessel sink that would contrast with but also complement the design. They selected the Copper Rush glass sink from Gravity Glas (

This showroom prototype (left), designed by John Granato and crafted by Mateo Bartolotta, of Bartolotta Furniture, in Auburn, N.Y., shows the vanity's track system for plumbing access. Granato and Bartolotta plan to sell a line of these sculptural vanities.

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