Experiments with different types of wood, shapes and proportions to get the perfect match.
The starting point of this design was a curious exploration of the wood material. How thin could it be made without cracking? How would the contrast between the thin shell and the base be? Norwegian designers Jonas Ravlo Stokke and Øystein Austad experimented with different types of wood, shapes and proportions to get the perfect match - and at the end, Wooden Bowl was born.
The design consists of two parts – the fine bowl on top and the hollow base in the bottom. You can use Wooden Bowl to store various small items or leave it empty and enjoy the strong sculptural shape and the beautiful ash wood that is stained such that the wood grain is still visible.
Originally designed for the Norwegian "Prototypes" exhibition, and now put into production by Menu. StokkeAustad's bowls can also be viewed at the cool Oslo hotel "The Thief", where each room has a bowl of its own.
Designers Jonas Ravlo Stokke and Øystein Austad established their Oslo design studio in 2007 after both receiving Master degrees in industrial design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Norway. Today they work in the fields of industrial design, interiors and furniture design. At Menu, we’re fans of the striking, zen-like simplicity of their products, stripped of unnecessary clutter. Away from work, Jonas and Øystein spend their spare time in their cabin in the mountains: “Last winter we hacked a hole in the ice and went ice bathing. It was devastatingly cold, but extremely refreshing!”