Contemporary design in homes is following the overall art world trend of sleek minimalism and a new 'invisible' sink is right on target with what minimalist architecture might look like in a few years.

Debuted at the Salone del Mobile design festival in Milan, the invisible sink starts out as a flat, smooth surface inline with the countertop, but with a quick gesture, the cutout begins to descend into the surface and the water turns on.

The unique feature is from Italian design firms Marmo Arredo and Tipic Studio, which have an ongoing project called Offmat that brings extraordinary ideas to light. The firms refer to Offmat as a laboratory that develops new home technologies. While they currently don't have any plans to put this concept on the market, it's a promising sign of what the future has in store.

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