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Vessel Bowl

John Smith

Tasmanian Oak Veneer, Plywodd, Brass
120mm (h) x 560mm (w) x 195mm (d)

This boat-like bowl in veneered plywood has been laser-cut as a flat shape and then flexed into its three dimensional form by weaving the ends together and pinning them secure. The work was designed in response to experiments with manipulating flat-sheet veneers into three dimensional forms. The design is a clever solution to the challenges presented for sending quality Tasmania object design around the world, often in the suitcases of tourists!