Wooden sinks are world known becoming popular in England with Victorians when they were installed in the butler's pantry. They found that the softness of the timber made them ideal for the delicate porcelain and glass.
Today people put wooden sinks in both modern and traditional kitchens, bathrooms, and cloakrooms valuing the beauty of the timber and appreciating the quietness: there is no clatter, things do not get broken and it looks better with the passing years.
There has long been a prejudice against wood as being a fundamentally unhygienic material. However scientists at Kings College London recently undertook research that showed that some wood, for example Teak has inherent bacterial properties. While listeria and some salmonella will breed happily on China or stainless steel, they do not survive on Teak