Something beautiful to behold in the form of an object you can use, functional art covers all the bases. Bringing this concept to the table, this large-scale ceramic bowl is a recent favourite find and totally to our taste. A collaboration between Tāmaki Makaurau sculptor Gidon Bing and the design team at Città, it can be treated as a serving and a decorative dish, earning its keep as an investment piece in each guise.
In Gidon’s signature minimal, refined aesthetic and crackled glaze, this locally produced vessel boasts a generous volume for a super-sized statement. When not filling a dish such as this with food, we’d style it as a sophisticated centrepiece on a table, kitchen island or sideboard. It’ll look as elegant empty as it will filled with a collection of curios, containing them in a concise vignette. You could also use it as you would a vase; place a weighty flower frog in the middle in which to secure flowers and foliage, or lean stems haphazardly against the bowl’s crafted rim. cittadesign.com