Balloon Bowls

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  • Provenance

    Belgium

  • Catalogue Essay

    Maarten de Ceulaer, based in Belgium after graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven, creates each edition of Balloon Bowls as a study in material, altering his approach to color application and finish with each turn. Beginning with a method that allowed for a molded shape out of a readily available material – both mold and finished object – de Ceulaer allowed for flexibility in his process and playfulness in his approach. Filling a large rubber balloon with synthetic plaster, first impregnated with food-safe dyes, he achieves a functional shallow bowl by then using a second balloon, inflated with air, to create an indent and thus, the finished shape. The final waterfall of pigment throughout the dried bowl acts as organic decoration and evidence of the material process. Each bowl is coated with a food safe sealer, rendering the plaster usable for every day serving and presentation in a way that the humble material is not normally seen.

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Balloon Bowls

2011
Synthetic plaster, food safe dyes, food safe sealer.
$490-585

Dimensions vary

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7 March
New York