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Metrobowl by Frederik Roijé

Cologne 2010: Dutch designer Frederik Roijé presents a series of bowls shaped like city maps at imm cologne in Germany this week.

Called Metrobowl, the collection is made of cast aluminium, and includes designs based on Amsterdam and New York.

The Amsterdam design charts the city's canals at a scale of 1:10,000, while the New York iteration shows the shape of Manhattan.

See all our stories about Cologne 2010 in our special category.

More about Frederik Roijé on Dezeen:

Rise of Flames candelabra (May 2008)
Bird houses (May 2007)

Here's some text from Roijé:


During the IMM Cologne 2010 Frederik Roijé presents his latest product ‘Metrobowl‘. Fascinated by the beauty of geographical forms, Frederik Roijé has put the worlds finest and major metropolises on scale: Literally and figuratively.

Besides the Metrobowl, you can also discover; Lampscapes, Storylines, Holy Homes, Walk of Flame and Long Legs. All represented by Now is Here oHG, Design Distributors.

New York - 1:20000

‘New York capital of the world.‘ Bowl based on the unique shape and structure of Manhattan.

Dimensions : 90 x 23 x 5 cm
Material : Cast aluminum

Amsterdam - 1:10000

‘A bowl designed out of love for the city where I live.‘ Bowl based on the centuries old city centre, formed by the classic cannals, Grachtengordel.

Dimensions : 48 x 35 x 8 cm
Material : Cast aluminum