Poly Bowls by
Martin Zampach

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Czech designer Martin Zampach has produced a range of hexagonal bowls that are each made from three wooden leaves.

Poly bowls by Martin Zampach

Martin Zampach constructed the Poly Bowl using pieces of cork, coated with ash, maple and alder wood veneers to create different colours and textures.

Poly bowls by Martin Zampach

Curved edges allow the pieces to fit together, forming the hexagonal shape.

Poly bowls by Martin Zampach

"The flexible building materials allow for extreme shaping of the segments and when all parts are locked to form the bowl the structure gets its strength," Zampach explained.

Poly bowls by Martin Zampach

The designer also says that the pieces fit together in different arrangements, "to form illusional 2D and 3D ornaments".

Poly bowls by Martin Zampach

Marcus Zampach presented the project at the Blickfang designworkshop, held at Boisbuchet in France earlier this summer. Previous projects by the designer include a collection of handblown glassware with bottle tops that can be used as shot glasses.

Poly bowls by Martin Zampach

Other bowls we've featured on Dezeen include some that are so thin they quiver in the wind, a collection made from shredded money and a fruit bowl with concentric circles milled from a slice of oak.

Poly bowls by Martin Zampach

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Poly bowls by Martin Zampach

  • Alex

    It is obviously mid August and nothing else is going on in the “design world”.

  • Chris

    Looks a bit like this bowl from Thomas Walde:
    http://www.dailyicon.net/2011/02/postfossil-trifo

  • Nick

    A bowl with a hole! About as useful as a chocolate teapot…

  • scuffedshoes

    A photo or drawing of the locking mechanism would be interesting to see. Otherwise it's just another hexagonal bowl, although the use of cork as the major structural material is inventive.