Carved Bowls store small objects in scooped-out sections

Spanish-based designers Kutarq Studio have created a pair of carved bowls based on the shapes left in yoghurt when it is being eaten with a spoon (+ slideshow).

Carved by Kutarq Studio

The wooden bowls are made from solid tilia or beech and have different-sized concave areas where small items including keys, coins and rings can be stored.

Carved by Kutarq Studio

The pieces are intended to be used at the entrance of the home or as desk accessories.

Carved by Kutarq Studio

The partitions allow users in shared housing to easily compartmentalise their belongings, or to separate each item by type.

Carved by Kutarq Studio

"Function, aesthetics and simplicity are the base of each design we develop," Kutarq Studio designer and founder Jordi Lopez Aguilo told Dezeen.

Carved by Kutarq Studio

Carved Bowls are currently made in two sizes of 12- and 20-centimetre diameters, with the smaller version functioning as a jewellery tray or as a serving dish in restaurants.

Carved by Kutarq Studio

Traditional wood-turning techniques are used to make the products. The concave areas are created by offsetting the wooden block from its centre on the lathe.

Carved by Kutarq Studio

This allows the carving blade to remove curved sections of the wood from different areas of the circular blocks so that they overlap. The result is an effect that the team found "surprisingly beautiful".

Carved by Kutarq Studio

The studio collaborated with Spanish wood turner Alejandro Costa during the project, having previously collaborated with him on a coat stand and a table design.

Carved by Kutarq Studio

Costa is the last remaining practitioner of this trade in Valencia, according to the designers. "It's a shame but this tradition is disappearing progressively, like many other crafts," said Aguilo. "We do not want to lose this knowledge."

Carved by Kutarq Studio

Other storage solutions for small objects include a desk tidy for both plants and stationery, and ceramic pencil holders based on famous Italian monuments.