Hemisphere Bowl

Renowned minimalist architect, John Pawson, is one of the world’s most inspiring and influential designers of today. What you discover throughout his work is rigorous simplicity, modesty, and essentialism. Whether at the scale of a monastery, a house, or a lamp, everything is traceable back to a consistent set of preoccupations with mass, volume, surface, proportion, junction, geometry, repetition, light, and ritual. In this way, even something as modest as a bowl can become a vehicle for much broader ideas about how we live and what we value.

A design that elevates the ordinary to the exquisite—John Pawson’s Hemisphere Bowl for When Objects Work—is a striking, sculptural piece of art. This bowl has been created in a seamless hemisphere, cleverly weighted with internal sand rather than an archetypal flat base. It’s this innovative, dynamic base that allows the bowl to rest on a curve, creating the illusion of imbalance. A staple design that examines the interaction between material and form, the hemisphere bowl is a contemporary classic.

Available in various finishes and measuring 35cm in diameter, the Hemisphere Bowl is a fine example of how far Pawson’s skills as a designer stretch. His understanding of simple living aided by simple design is what separates his work from the majority.

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