It’s not always a bad idea to judge a book by its cover. A gift seems more superior when packed innovatively, the food tastes better when presented skillfully, and the fruit tastes sweeter when it is served in the new Cloud collection, by Tom Dixon Studio. The stunning do ware collection; Cloud is a large sculptural platter made of highly reflective polished aluminum. The bowls and platters get their unusual look thanks to the master metalworkers in India intentionally left some of the hammer marks as they were lending each bowl distinct indentation. The collection was unveiled at Stockholm Design Week this week. Dixon commented, “I knew I wanted something rounded and asymmetrical. I think people are increasingly looking for slightly softer things. Spending inordinate amounts of time on computers or Zoom like we’re doing now is causing us to seek something less synthetic.” There’s no denying the silver platter’s shape is reminiscent of seedpods and would make an excellent addition to any home. Make note the vessel is watertight and can be used for floral arrangements, and is also dry-food safe.
Dixon has created the serve ware to hold fruits, or two or three bottles of Champagne into the bowl can be accommodated. The vessels are generous enough to hold enough food for a party, that is, if you really have the guts to bring out a pricey $550 cloud platter for a bash instead of throw-away cups and plates. The Cloud Vessel Tall and bowl sell for $375 each.