© Fernando Laszlo

Bowl Compass

Claudia Moreira Salles

A stone disc with a decreasing thickness from the edge to the centre is divided by a wooden blade. A bowl. The division of the circle into two recipient spaces serves to separate nuts from their shells or two types of appetizers. The wooden triangle accentuates the slope of the stone. The two materials create a contrast of colour and texture – the Portuguese stone Semi-rijo do Arrimal and the Ipê Roxo or Roxinho Brazilian wood. The small scale of the piece allows for the use of production leftovers of both materials. The shape is reminiscent of a compass or a simple exercise of geometry where the diameter of a circle is drawn.