HH Bowl, Egyptian Limestone
HH Bowl, designed for When Objects Work by Nicolas Schuybroek. Egyptian Limestone is a play on materials and celebrates the feminine and masculine. Made in Belgium, the combination of Egyptian limestone and the perforated brass lid goes beyond decoration and becomes a functional part of a kitchen or home. With the brass piece working as a lid or basket that nestles into a stone base, the design is versatile. The HH Bowl Egyptian Limestone 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 Lacquer and Nickel Bowl as well as an Iranian Marble and Bronze Bowl.
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.
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