The Wishlist

 
 

LONG FRUIT BOWL

6 x 500

Amanda Levete, London Design FestivalAmanda Levete, London Design Festival












Amanda Levete has commissioned Win Assakul… The architect for the new extension at the V & A Museum, Amanda Levete, has requested a reversible shallow fruit or cheese bowl from student, Win Assakul. Levete explains, ‘We often have dinners at home for 18 people. Our table is 4.8m long and I have always wanted a long, shallow bowl to run almost the length of the table. But for smaller dinners of say 6 –12 people, I don't want such a long bowl. By making it extendable we resolve this.’ Inspired by African wooden bowls that reveal the beauty and depth of the wood grain as well as the hand of the maker this will make for an exquisite piece.

Amanda chose to work with Win having mentored him previously during his year off before returning to the AA to graduate in architecture. Amanda comments, ‘Win has a real understanding for materials and is a strong conceptual thinker. It is a privilege to mentor someone who is just starting out. Win Assakul was the best year out student we have ever had, he has a real understanding for materials and is a strong conceptual thinker. I have high hopes for him.’

Species: Walnut