Singing Bowl is a modern interpretation of the traditional singing bowl, which are primarily used for meditation in Buddhist cultures.
The notion that any sacred item must be risen off the ground is replicated here, with the singing bowl itself being supported on stilts.
Although made entirely of kwila and brass, the way the bowl is played is what transforms the object in to a modern idea. The user interacts with the bowl by placing it on the felt turntable and adjusting the wooden mallet so it sits on the bowls’ edge. Using motorised parts within the kwila block, the turntable is initiated when the user presses down on the brass mechanism above.
The bowl starts to sing and the user is free to relax until they feel rejuvenated. Pushing down on the brass mechanism to stop the motor instigates a rich gong, symbolising the end of the relaxation period.