Concrete Bowls

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

To learn more, visit the manufacturer WWW.BETONIU.DE, or the studio of Stephan Schulz.


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A Modern Table

The holiday season often involves entertaining gatherings of family and friends. A modern table-scape is a great way to create a focal point in your space without the need for decoration for decorations sake. Place these innovative vessels on your holiday table and display your menu in a fresh and interesting way. Gorgeous. The simplicity of these sculptural objects paired with a punch of color found in the fruit, is art for your everyday. They can be used in so many ways for so many different displays. In addition to food, I can imagine flowers, or various collectibles and objects placed within these vessels to create a composition for your centerpiece. I would love this in my entry way to catch the keys and change that find their way into my home. I love these modern, functional, sculptural objects.

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