The idea is to combine function and elegance, the fine edge of the basin keeps water in and creates a lightness for such a large piece of ceramic.
The brief was to replace the hugely successful Michelangelo design by Paulo Tilche. Jonathan Ive now of Apple fame was also invited to make a proposal. Neither of our designs were developed at the time, this idea was presented about a year later.
The handles are made of resin and inspired by sea-washed glass.