when objects work — HH Bowl

Belgian design brand when objects work has made a reputation for itself working with architects to create everyday objects with a strong focus on perfect balance and proportion.

For our first object, we decided to present a bowl declined in two ways: a feminine and a masculine version of the same object.

The masculine version explores the idea of a carved, solid and heavy everyday object that can be considered as a miniature piece of architecture.

The feminine version is, weight-wise, a lighter version of the same object. Both bowls display simple, elegant shapes and an astute mix of materials: Iranian travertine marble, Egyptian sandstone and perforated bronze, for one; lacquer and nickel, for the other.

Photographs — Claessens & Deschamps