Crafted from a single, circular piece of Bianco Carrara marble that has been carved to create a shallow, smooth-edged depression, this fruit bowl is hand-finished by Salvatori’s craftsmen in our Tuscan workshop.
Available also in a smaller version, it is an elegant, eye-catching centrepiece, perfect for the dining table, kitchen benchtop or a coffee table. The bowl’s deceptively simple shape was achieved through Pawson’s rigorous approach to the simplicity of form, materiality, function, geometry and proportion.
The Ellipse collection is a family of vessels and utensils for the home designed by long-time Salvatori collaborator John Pawson. Sharing a geometry and materiality – each piece is shaped from a continuous piece of Bianco Carrara marble – the collection is typical of Pawson’s expressive, minimal style: the simple forms of the vessels evoking a sense of calm and a spirituality.
The technique used to create the soft, sinuous curves of each piece in the Ellipse collection replicates that of stones on a riverbed smoothed over the centuries by the relentless flow of water. The tiny holes that may appear in the surface of the stone are a natural characteristic of this process and should not be considered a flaw.