A series of flat metal plates in stainless steel, brass and copper transform into three-dimensional bowls with just a little bit of manual manipulation. PUSH bowls by Berlin-based architecture and design firm The Fundamental Group come as individual pieces or attached trios and can be easily pushed into shape, creating a shallow or deep recess to hold items like jewelry, keys or food.
The plates have been cut with a geometric pattern of micro-incisions that make them malleable. The designers wanted to create something that fuses the craftsmanship of handmade items with high-tech precision. The incisions mean the bowls can’t hold liquid, but they’re still useful for a range of other purposes.
Create tiny individual indentations for small objects, mold the whole thing into a vessel, or maybe just play with them for stress relief, like a beautifully designed, reusable version of bubble wrap.