Posted on March 19, 2008 Under Design

Germans aren't typically known for their sense of humor or whimsy. While we'd like to imagine them standing around making funny faces and taking things lightly all day, we take greater pleasure in knowing that Nik Back and Alex Stamminger, the two industrial designers behind the 2008 Blickfang Design Prize-winning brand Maigrau, utilize their quality time efficiently churning out home design innovation. The Stuttgart based brand's "˜Split' presentation bowl is a laser cut aluminum work of art that's capable of showing off favorite smallish things or being filled with fruit even with it's “reduced geometrical form.” The rest of their pieces are none too shabby either. Each Maigrau product, lends an air of simplicity and sleekness to common household items, whether it be a lamp, wall installation, hanging hook, or bowl. Needless to say, we love it.