BOWL ON STAND

DAVE HUMPHRIES, BOWL ON STAND, 1997

MYRTLE VENEER, PERSPEX
50(H) x 300(D) x 350(L) mm

THE WORK

Dave’s Bowl on Stand is a clever design, dealing with form and position. The contrasting shapes of this bowl and its stand are in fact perfectly matched: the bowl and base were initially formed as a single surface. The bowl was then cut out and its position reversed. It is supported by a Perspex frame, which holds the base and the bowl in position and allows the bowl to appear as if it is floating or suspended. The frame also provides the strength required to function effectively as a vessel.

THE DESIGNER

Dave was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1959 but grew up in Hobart, Tasmania. He began his tertiary education by studying engineering and worked at a range of occupations acquiring various skills. In 1995 he commenced studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Furniture Design to further his interest in furniture.

Humphries also designs for small-scale production and operates, with his wife, a small business producing giftware. His surrounding, people and place inspire many of his designs

Born: 1959, Adelaide, Australia

Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Furniture), University of Tasmania