The main purpose of designing this product was to create a functional object that can perfectly exist on its own thanks to its aesthetic surplus value. However, it’s also possible to change its form and function if you combine the three dishes in different ways.
Each disk is made of two globular stainless steel plates which are very original because of their volume. That makes it possible to change the form from the top and the bottom. The object will get another look, depending on the way the dishes are presented.
If you put the two superior or inferior dishes on top of the third one, the object will get a completely different form. The closed combination of the three dishes gives an austere shape that doesn’t reveal its function or its possibilities. The drawing gives you an idea of the different combination possibilities.
UFO can also be used as fruit, vegetables, cake, cheese and snacks dish, candleholder, base for a bouquet, percussion instrument, etc. The UFO disks can be perfectly combined with the champagne bucket Zubazuba.
38cm in diameter x 8cm in height
DThe dishes are made of two stainless steel plates (polished or sandblasted), which are 12/10 mm thick. The feet of UFO are made of blue Murano glass. UFO basic is the version without feet.
winner of the design contest Zilver voor het fin de siècle (Antwerp, 1997)
selected for the 12th Silver – Triennial in Hanau Germany (1998)
nominated for the VIZO prices Henry Van de Velde (1998)
part of the permanent collection of the Silvermuseum Sterckshof in Deurne (in solid silver 925/1000)
selected for the exhibition Uitgelezen Zilver in the Silvermuseum Sterckshof in Deurne (2012-2013)