The Levante Bowls Get Stability From Quirky Bottle Stopper Stands

While the designer of these Levante Bowls did give the dishes flat bottoms, unconventional additions were made to them, modifying their footing to facilitate a different source of stability. Made from ceramic, the eccentric vessels have each been propped up on one side by the incorporation of a single piece of cork.

It isn't just that Alessandro Zambelli used cork material to make these tiny props; actual wine bottle stoppers -- completed with inked text -- were attached and sloped on one end to become the footing of each item. The wonderfully rounded Levante Bowls don't appear to tip over, however, because of the way that they have been shaped. The rims of the tableware are slanted, becoming perfectly horizontal with the orienting influence of their stands.