I have recently learned of the work of Stephan Schulz. It is a welcome discovery. Born in 1983, he is a young German industrial designer, and has a varied and interesting portfolio of work. Stephan has designed a collection of concrete bowls which I find intriguing. There is a complexity of color and play of light from the unexpected smooth finish given the concrete medium in which he works. The color and texture of the concrete bowls offer the perfect backdrop for a simple and artful meal. The absence of decoration and expression of the material really encourage the presentation of the food to take center stage. A modesty of sorts, which comes only with the comfort of perfection.
“Setting a minimalist accent, this set of four hand-made bowls presents an apparently everyday mationialin a new context. The bowls have a mobile quality; playing with the usual cliche of the hard rigidity and weight of concrete; they can rock back and forth, while drawing their stability from the increasing wall thickness towards the base.” studio stephanschulz