John Pawson has designed a bowl as a perfect seamless hemisphere, refraining from the use of flatness in the base in order to preserve the integrity of the profile’s smooth curve, the JP Bowl. Filled with sand, the Bronze Bowl rests steadily on a surface, arousing curiosity in its audience with all inner-workings deliberately hidden from plain sight. Pawson has combined a traditional material, bronze, and a minimal shape – the combination of which makes for perfect use in contemporary spaces. Part of the Belgian atelier, when objects work’s inaugural collection by Pawson, titled “5 Objects,” is a container based on a basic geometric shape where each piece explores the interaction between material and form.
John Pawson, British architect and designer, was born in 1949 in Halifax, Yorkshire. He attended school at Eton and after spending some time at the family textile business Pawson set on his way to Japan in his mid-twenties. In Tokyo he visited the studios of Japanese architect and designer Shiro Kuramata and collected a lot of inspiration.
With the course of time John Pawson has achieved boundless experiences that have enabled him to face all sorts of environments of historic, landscape and ecological importance. His work has won him different awards including RIBA awards for the Sackler Crossing at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Frate Sole International Prize for Sacred Architecture for the new Cistercian monastery of Lady of Novy Dvur in Bohemia.