Monday, 21 May 2012

Opulent simplicity

Is it wrong to have a new favourite thing every week?
I think not.
This spectacular bowl has me totally mesmerised. Hand-made in black glass, its beauty lies in its irregularity.

I love how the gorgeously textured exterior challenges you to question what the material is, while the almost circular shape is made more beautiful through its subtle asymmetry.
Organic yet restrained.

The elegant convex sides invite you to peer inside, to glimpse a view of the reflective black pool they enclose, creating an illusion of depth that belies the shallow height of the edge.
And you know how we feel about a high gloss black surface at Becker Minty.

With a diameter of 50 cm it makes quite the dramatic statement, and while you may wish to fill it, for me it's enough for it just to be.
For form, of course, really does follow function; and if the function is to be beautiful, then this bowl is indeed perfectly formed.

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