The Delightful Dome of Kubus Bowls is Juxtaposed with Rigid Rectangularity

 - Jul 10, 2012
References: bylassen & blog.leibal
The playful geometry of this set of Kubus Bowls emphasizes the pure character of each of the shapes found in these quirky objects. True to form and their names, the vessels manifest as perfect domes. Their lovely curving bellies, however, contrast greatly with the stiffness of their cubic wire frames.

Avoiding upsetting the smooth cupolas with flat bases to allow them to stand, Mogens Lassen's rigid braces support the dishes at four points around their rims and raise them above the surface of the table. The bowls seem to sag halfway down the space beneath them and the setup presents a compelling interplay of opposing shapes and the visual disparity of solid and void. Great as stand-alone sculptures or stylish fruit bowls, Kubus Bowls make great touches to minimalist interiors.