HH Bowl, Basalt Black Marble
Designed for When Objects Work, Nicolas Schuybroek’s HH Bowl Basalt Black Marble is a play on materials and celebrates the feminine and masculine. Made in Belgium, the combination of Basalt Black Marble and the perforated bronze lid goes beyond decoration and becomes a functional part of a kitchen or home. With the bronze piece working as a lid or basket that nestles into a stone base, the design is versatile. The HH Bowl Basalt Black Marble can hold fruit or vegetables for everyday use or become a featured addition to a tablescape for entertaining. The juxtaposition of materials creates a beautiful balance between the delicate and the substantial, as well as a sense of proportion through the shape of the design. This bowl was designed with additional materials in mind, Schuybroek also created a version in German Limestone with a bronzed lid and a version in Egyptian limestone with a brass lid. Both featured in separate listings.
Born in Belgium, Nicolas Schuybroek is known for his architectural style that is described as minimal, warm and mindful of the smallest detail. Though his studio is based in Brussels, Schuybroek’s architectural work is located across the globe. With noted architectural projects such as The Robey Hotel in Chicago and Tribu’s offices in Belgium as part of his repertoire, he expanded his work to home furnishings and accessories with a partnership with When Objects Work. In these pieces his adept ability to marry materials and attention to detail is evident. His objects often feature natural materials, such as marble or granite, with metals such as brass and bronze.