This Elegant Steel Vessel Melds Old Manufacturing Aesthetics with New Form

By: Amelia Roblin - Aug 2, 2016
References: philippemalouin & leibal
You might think that you're looking at a cast iron container, when really, this poised object is a steel vessel, produced using 3D printing technology. Created for OTHR by Phillipe Malouin, the Connection Vessel embodies the minimalist tradition of precision modern manufacturing, executed with a contemporary twist.

Steel vessels such as this provide a perfect way to conceal small clusters of clutter around the home or office, leaving you with the look of a curated decorative display. Within the same line is a perfectly semi-spherical bowl with a planar support, enabling you to prop it on-end to function as a small sculpture.

Designers have long been making beautiful objects to hide trinkets around the house, yet it's designs like this that demonstrate the consumer's and the creative's interest in uniting styles and celebrating materials from across space and time.